Metal Metal

Minimalist Steel Electric Guitar


Member profile details

Membership level
2017-2018 Team
Team Name
Metal Metal
Project Title
Minimalist Steel Electric Guitar
Design Challenge
Our design is an all-metal minimalist electric guitar which values practicality over traditional styles and mechanisms. Opting for steel instead of wood lets us eliminate material around the frets, reducing friction while playing. Steel is also much stiffer than wood and has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion, so our guitar will have much greater tuning stability than conventional guitars. Elimination of extraneous components and stylistic aspects makes our guitar very lightweight--about half the weight of conventional electric guitars.
Project Thumbnail Image
Date Updated
Friday, March 09, 2018
OEDK Maker Grant
  • Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Danny Blacker
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • OEDK

Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK


Industry Partners