A company called 3D Varius recently completed what it’s calling the world’s first 3D-printed electric violin. While that claim may be contentious, this is one of the first recreations that sounds as good as the real thing (at least to those of us who aren’t trained violinists). Hear it in action >>
Last year's laser violin was the first re-imagined stringed instrument that didn't actually have any strings. And not to be outdone in the orchestra pit of the future, this year it's the cello's turn to get a fancy stringless upgrade.