Open source parametric stringed instruments

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Open source parametric musical instrument model that can be tailored to any size.

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This is a parametric stringed instrument generator that can create anything from a pocket ukelele to a triple bass. The instrument geometry is derived from a spreadsheet; variables such as number of strings and length of strings are produced from the geometrical skeleton file.

The instrument is open source, and designed so that anyone can fabricate it with a CNC machine.

multiscale neck generator.ipt

Autodesk inventor file used for creating different sizes of instrument necks.

ipt - 425.00 kB - 03/29/2019 at 18:46



bass unibody for laminating

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 330.94 kB - 03/15/2019 at 05:03


DWG Drawing - 4.13 MB - 10/08/2018 at 15:43


DWG Drawing - 1.27 MB - 10/08/2018 at 12:58


  • 6 × Guitar Tuners 4L x 2R
  • 6 × Guitar Strings Player's choice
  • 1 × Body Wood See CAD files for dimensions
  • 1 × P-90 Pickup Standard size
  • 1 × Humbucker Pickup Standard size

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Andrew Benson wrote 02/22/2019 at 05:24 point

Unfortunately we can't post the 3d file required to build this instrument in DXF format. We can and will publish some 2d fretboard inlay files in dxf

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jerome wrote 11/04/2018 at 13:17 point

I, m very interesting by your project. Could you post your file in dxf format please

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