Sensio has created the world’s first 3D printed electric cello – MyCello.
Previously, 3D printing was used to create a variety of musical instruments – guitars, saxophones, violins and others. Now the educational software company Sensio has created the MyCello electric cello.
As the authors explain, MyCello was not created as a replacement for traditional wooden cellos. The goal of the developers is to combine the best aspects of the classic instrument with modern electric models.
The skeletal body is designed to give the player freedom of movement when bowing. The producers note that musicians who have mastered the classical cello will feel comfortable using MyCello. The shape of the neck, strings and other constructional attributes are close to those of classical cellos. The tuners are located at the bottom, between the thighs.
The company is now raising funds for the mass production of the tool on Kickstarter.