View Full Version : 3d printed skeleton tenor ukulele

08-26-2016, 08:43 PM
Wasn't sure if I should have posted here or in shameless promotion ;)

Like the neverending story this is my never ending 3d printed uke build


08-26-2016, 11:28 PM
Thats a wonderful engineering and art project ..Luv it :)

08-27-2016, 12:46 AM
Always interested in seeing something new: clearly a lot of thought, time and effort went into creating this.

I'm not sure that it will sound like a uke, I'm expecting a chesty rattle or wheeze. Maybe you'll tell us when your work is complete?

08-27-2016, 06:13 AM
@lucpet: Great art and design exercise idea.
"I'm expecting a chesty rattle or wheeze"

Croaky Keith
08-27-2016, 08:20 AM
Think you need little skull tuners on it. :)

08-27-2016, 07:27 PM
Now that is different. Love it. Finally a real bare bones project. Does it glow in the dark? That would be cool.

08-28-2016, 01:51 AM
Wow dunno what I was expecting, but it wasn't that! lol amazing

08-31-2016, 11:41 PM
Thank you everyone. Bone tuners not enough? lol I've been asked if I plan to put skin on it as well. I'm really not expecting any sound from it and have a leftover under saddle bridge pickup, I think, so amping it is a real possibility. It's printed in glow in the dark filament and I recently added some photos of it after shining a uv light on it so the photos would show it glowing. I am expecting it to be able to play it, if the bridge holds and neck doesn't bend in half lol

I got some of the brass hardware in today and will be fitting the neck in under a week.

09-03-2016, 04:28 AM
Great Build!
What printer are you using? Can you share your plans?


09-03-2016, 04:51 AM
On a related note, it would seem that a 3D printer might make a wonderful way to create saddles and nuts for instruments. I wonder if the NuBone material is 3D printable?

09-09-2016, 11:36 PM
My printer is a cheap chinese i3 and will be sharing the files once I'm done.

09-09-2016, 11:40 PM
Funny you should say that as it was a bridge for my travel uke based on Circuits and strings using a tattoo grip that got me thinking a 3d printer might solve my problems. The spacing on the tattoo grip was only 10mm and I needed 12mm https://youtu.be/enNepO55D9I

There are some new pictures of my progress now.