Printed guitars strike right note for the Klaxons

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Top indie band the Klaxons are in tune with the future - after taking to the stage with 3D printed lead and bass guitars created at Sheffield University.

The group made a tongue in cheek announcement last summer that their next tour would be played entirely on 3D printed instruments.

Now their fantasy has been turned at least partially into reality with the help of 3D-printed guitar company Customuse and experts from the university.

Customuse was set up by Sheffield graduates Mahdi Hosseini, Sophie Findlay and Justas Cernas.

Mahdi came up with the idea after realising that his dream of a personalised guitar was financially out of his reach – unless he could get one printed. The trio then sought the help of Professor Neil Hopkinson, an expert on 3D printing.