Swedish industrial manufacturer Sandvik says it has made the world’s first smash-proof guitar! To test it, they got Yngwie Malmsteen to try and smash the hell out of it. Did he manage? Check out the video below.
Sandvik smash-proof guitar
This 3D printed guitar is made from titanium and stainless steel and was designed to hold its form whatever happens. This thing is supposed to be un-breakable. Even when rock guitar players lose their shit and decide to smash the hell out of it!
A fan of metal guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, Henrik Loikkanen was inspired to build a guitar that Mr Malmsteen, who is famous for losing his rag and being a little highly strung at the best of times, could not destroy.
“We had to design a guitar that is unsmashable in all the different ways you can smash a guitar,” Loikkanen said. “The engineering challenge was that critical joint between the neck and the body that usually cracks on a guitar.”
Tomas Forsman came up with the Isotropic Lightweight Structure or ILS, the strongest structure with the least weight possible. This is what gives the guitar its unique look and design.
Hyper-duplex stainless steel
The Sandvik unbreakable guitar uses hyper-duplex stainless steel and a titanium 3D printed body. In the video below, Yngwie gives it a damn good thrashing and it appears to hold up well.
Can you smash it?
I’m up for giving it a go and reckon I could break it, even if Malmsteen can’t finish the job. You can read all about how they came up with this astonishing unbreakable guitar by following the link below. Or you can just watch Malmsteen lose it in the videos instead…