Heraeus AMLOY 3D-printed the amorphous bridge. In contrast to conventional bridges, it is not solid but, like the regulators, has a bionic structure. 3D printing thus opens up a wide range of new design and customization possibilities.
In addition to the optics, the honeycomb structure also influences the vibration period of the bridge, because it dampens the vibrations less than closed, solid structures. And that changes the sound properties. "One could also imitate the sound of other metals by changing the structures inside the bridge," says Jürgen Wachter. "A bridge made of amorphous metal would then sound like a bridge made of brass, for example. The difference is that due to its elasticity it keeps the sound longer, does not wear out and still looks like new even after years.”
From 16th to 19th January 2020 Nik Huber Guitars will present the guitar with 3D printed bridge and regulators made of amorphous metal at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, USA, at his booth #4207 in hall D.