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Hive 3D printed Guitar

The Hive 3D printed guitar: A guitar inspired by nature, with bees inside the guitar. The guitar features a stunning candy sunburst paint job and airbrushed bees by New Zealand airbrush artist Ron van Dam

The bodies are printed, using Selective Laser Sintering, by 3D Systems in the USA, on an sPro 230 SLS system. The material being used for these guitars is Duraform PA which is a very strong form of Nylon. The resolution for the prints was 0.1mm (which means that each layer that makes up the guitar body is 0.1mm thick). The guitars feature a wooden inner core (choices of Mahogany or Maple, etc.) that links the neck to the bridge, which allows us to customize the sustain and tone of the instrument to suit the musician, and a number of options for hardware, etc.

Price: US$4000, incl hard case, excl shipping.

The guitar has the following example specifications:

Neck

Warmoth Pro Warhead maple neck with rosewood fret board, 22 frets, 25 1/2" scale, 1 11/16" width Earvana tuning compensated nut, 6150 sized jumbo frets, 10-16" compound radius fret board, mother of pearl inlay dots


Body

3D printed Duraform PA outer body, with maple inner core, Custom paint job, and sprayed with clear satin lacquer


Bridge

Schaller 475, 6 String Flat Mount Bridge, Chrome


Pickups

Neck: Seymour Duncan Jazz SH2, Bridge: Seymour Duncan JB model SH4 (Seymour Duncan's favorite pickup combination).

 

Tuning heads

Gotoh Mini 510 Locking Tuners, Chrome

 

Controls

5 position Pickup select switch, 1 x Volume knob, 1 x Tone knob

 

Other

Schaller Strap Locks, D'Addario strings, low-cost hard case for safe shipping (we can, however, also offer you a high quality case as an optional extra)

 

Weight

3.4Kg

Each guitar is custom made to order to suit your needs. Click HERE to email us and discuss your requirements.

 

Below are pictures of some of the details of the guitar:

A few different angles of the guitar:

And a composite of some of the interior detail:

 

 

 

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