I got a bit curious to see if anyone had created functional replicas of instruments via 3d printing. Apparently some have, or have made parts for normal instruments. The possibilities of the 3d printing technology are quite numerous, but in the case of instruments it might be a great way to get your hands on a learner instrument, or might be a good way to create lightweight instruments for people with back/shoulder problems. What are your thoughts about this? Would you try a 3d printed instrument? Do you think the quality of feel or sound would be different (better or worse)? Discuss.