Meet the 3D printed violin

Meet the 3D printed violin


norman lebrecht

April 14, 2015

Here’s one they designed on a computer. It’s supposed to sound like the real thing.

3d violin

The 3D violin will make its debut tomorrow at New York’s 3D Printing trade fair.



  • John Borstlap says:

    Why not mention the 3D printing experiment at the Universität für Angewandte Technik in Hamburg where the upper half of a violinist has been created? Unfortunately, the computer crashed at halfway, but the result was very promising, this lively half performing all the notes of Bach’s Chaconne above c”. (Currently they are working on the lower half.)

  • Robert Holmén says:

    Per the article it has only two strings and it’s “piezoelectric” so it’s not even acoustic?

  • Jeffrey Levenson says:


  • Jorge Grundman says:

    Never it will sounds like the real thing because the sound perceived depends on instrument’s directivity – among other things – and the design (beautiful in my humble opinion) is very different of the real thing. It will sound more or less similar but…does a hifi speaker sounds like the real instrument?