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Americana 3D printed Guitar

The Americana 3D printed guitar: A guitar inspired by a recent trip to New York, an amazing city that is full of life, both night and day, and that triggered a fascination with American symbolism and patriotism. The guitar features a stunning paint job and airbrushed eagle head by New Zealand airbrush artist Ron van Dam.

The guitar features a sky scape of New York City inside the guitar, with some of its most famous landmarks including, the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Freedom Tower, Statue of Liberty, Staten Island Ferry, Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, St Patricks Cathedral, and the Love sculpture by artist Robert Indiana.

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.

The guitar has the following 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:

 


 

Images below this point are for historical interest, and show the original Les paul inspired design. We have now, however, changed to the above design.

 

 

The guitar has the following specifications:

Neck

Warmoth Pro Angled 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 mahogany inner core, Custom paint job, and sprayed with clear satin lacquer

 

Bridge

Schaller 475, 6 String Flat Mount Bridge, Chrome

 

Pickups

TV Jones Classic humbucker pickups

 

Tuning heads

Schaller Mini Locking Tuners, Chrome

 

Controls

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:

   

A close-up of Ron van Dam's airbrushed artwork:

And a few more shots:

   

 

 

 

 

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