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American Graffiti 3D printed Guitar

The American Graffiti 3D printed guitar: A semi-acoustic rock'n'roll guitar inspired by the movie American Graffiti and all things rock'n'roll. The guitar features a stunning hotrod flame paint job by New Zealand airbrush artist Ron van Dam.

Hidden away inside the guitar there are several cars and hot rods, a jukebox, Mel's Diner, moving dice, microphones, Ray-bans and more! Around the body of the guitar are Neil Young's lyrics: My my, hey hey Rock and roll is here to stay It's better to burn out Than to fade away.

The bodies are printed, using a 3D Systems Selective Laser Sintering system (the 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 hollow box inner core that links the neck to the bridge, and flame shaped sound holes for the acoustic sound to escape from.

The guitar has the following example specifications:


Warmoth Pro custom 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


3D printed Duraform PA outer body, with maple inner core, Custom paint job, and sprayed with clear matt lacquer


Locking Roller Bridge with Bigsby B70 Vibrato, Polished aluminum


TV Jones Classic humbucker pickups


Tuning heads

Schaller Mini Locking Tuners, Chrome



5 position Pickup select switch, 1 x Volume knob, 1 x Tone knob



Schaller Strap Locks, D'Addario strings,




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:




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