An open source, modular electric guitar that can be built with off the shelf components and parts cut on a CNC router.
An open source, modular electric guitar that can be built with off the shelf components and parts cut on a CNC router. Read more
About this project
The Praxis Zero
The Praxis Zero is a modular electric guitar that allows different elements to come together as a fully functional electric guitar. It was designed from the beginning to make custom guitars more affordable.
The Layer Zero Praxis Zero - shown with bridge, strings, and tuners.
The Layer Zero of the Praxis Zero is an abstract geometrical relationship that allows for a physical interface between parts that can be easily fabricated entirely with low cost CNC machinery. If this Kickstarter reaches goal funding, The Praxis Zero Layer Zero coding will released as open source.
The Layer One Praxis Zero (Mantis Style)
Artistic elements, such as the "Mantis" body style, can be added to the Praxis Zero. The Layer One Mantis Style features an unique ergonomic faceted design. The center of balance on most Mantis Style Zeroes is centered roughly around the 22nd fret, but changes based on the materials used. If this production run sells out (@224 guitars) I will release the Mantis Style body under a Creative Commons-Non Commercial license so that anyone can build this guitar for themselves.
The Layer Two Praxis Zero (Burnt Mantis Style)If you are interested in creating your own artwork, you can purchase the Layer Two Praxis Zero - Burnt Mantis.
The Mantis Style Praxis Zero can be laser engraved with a second layer of graphic artwork. You can download the background file to draw your own graphics to be engraved with a high power laser. The goal here is to create a profitable market for external artwork.
"Harmonic Geometry" engraving by Andrew Benson.
"Faces" engraving by Phil Larson.
Praxis Guitars is helping to prototype other methods of open source commerce through guitar knobs.
Knob Prototype #2
The data necessary to print this guitar knob can be downloaded for free from the thingiverse. The license on these files allows the user to physically replicate copies of the design for non-commercial uses. Commercially licensed copies of the knob can be bought from shapeways.
Knob Prototype #4 will be released exclusively through KickStarter. If you pledge at least $4, you will be sent the 3d file for knob prototype #4. Knob Prototype #4 comes with a completely free and open license; you are free to do with it as you like.
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