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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Apr 7 01:33 AM

April 7th, 2020 : Money for Nothing...

What we recognize as a guitar probably originated in 15th century Spain.
But it wasn’t spontaneous creation, just one more branch on the stringed instrument family tree. They varied in tone and style
but all had a big hollow box to amplify the sound. But venues kept getting bigger so they got electrified. Pretty crude at first
with musicians and roadies getting fried if it rained.

As our Alien Overlords sucked more secrets from probed Hillwilliams on lonely roads at night, their designs of the electronics
improved by leaps and bounds. By 1950 the electronics could make most any sound you wanted, no need for a hollow body,
a plank will do. Now the only thing needing to be solid is both ends of the strings, so once the structure to stabilize the strings
exists everything else can look like your visions, nightmares, and fantasies.



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3D printing allows designs to be manufactured that could not be manufactured through traditional means. The 3D Printing technology used in ODD guitars is called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and builds the components by spreading a thin layer of nylon powder, that is then fused in the correct locations for that particular slice of the component. The layer is then dropped down a fraction of a millimeter, and another layer of powder is spread on top of the first, and the process is repeated until the component is built. The typical layer thickness is 0.1mm.


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The hardware (pickups, bridges, necks, tuning heads, etc.) used on all ODD guitars are all top quality off-the-shelf hardware and most of them can be specified by the customer when ordering. In fact, one of the things that is great about 3D printing is that it allows quite a range of customisation by the user without adding much to the cost of the components.


Of course for 3 or 4 thousand dollars you could buy your own chicks.

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