Say hello to the Prusacaster, a 3D-printed offset electric guitar built around a $100 Tele-style starter kit

(Image credit: Mikolas Zuza / Printables)

Ever since Leo Fender popularized the mass-marketed electric guitar, players have been modding and making their own designs, embracing a workbench-to-stage ethos in search of a guitar that feels truly theirs. But with the dawn of 3D printing, it’s like the Prusa MK3 has done for the Partscaster movement what the jet airplane has done for travel.

Take the Prusacaster. Taking its name from the MK3-sized machine that printed some two-thirds of its body, the rest harvested from organs supplied by Harley Benton’s T-style guitar kit, the Prusacaster is a 3D printable guitar design from Mikoláš Zuza, downloadable via Creative Commons 4.0 license from Printables, and it is very, very cool. 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.