How about these axes for a modern update on air guitar? The amazing instruments seen here are the work of Olaf Diegel, an Auckland-based design engineer who makes “strange stuff you just want”.
Diegel is a professor of mechtronics at Massey University in New Zealand, but he may as well be teaching the “School of Rock” (*groan* sorry). The Scarab 3D-printed guitars (above) and the Spider 3D-printed guitars (below) were both designed specifically for laser sintering, one of the common 3D-printing technologies. This method allows for the manufacturing of full strength, extremely complex parts. The entire body of the instrument, including all the little insects and decorations inside, was printed as a single component, which could not be manufactured any other way.
Totally amazing. If you’re interested in your own, customized, Spider or Scarab guitars, you’re invited to contact Diegel and his company, ODD, here.