3D Printed Guitar Stand

The 3D printer in Studio 300 has seen a lot of action in the past 2 1/2 years.


MakerBot 3D Printer

We have printed some pretty cool stuff for our patrons. Occasionally, a patron asks for something unique and the results can be amazing. That’s the case with this guitar stand pictured..

guitar stand 1      giutar stand 2

Designed completely from scratch, we printed 3 pieces at an 80% fill (almost solid plastic) and our patron then painted the finished items black.  When combined with several other pieces, the stand is complete.

guitar stand 3 fixed

Completed Guitar Stand

Printing useful objects is what 3D printing is all about.  The Studio 300 3D printer offers almost endless possibilities in the 3D world.  If you’re new to 3D printing, check out the Makerbot or stop by Studio 300 for a first hand look at this exciting technology!

Learn Delta Blues

119-musicJoin Donna Herula for a 75- minute Delta Blues Guitar Workshop. Songs will include Tommy Johnson’s Big Road Blues in drop D tuning and Willie Brown’s Future Blues in open G tuning. Tabs will be provided. We suggest this for players with intermediate skills though all are welcome. Participants should bring their own acoustic guitar to the workshop.
The workshop is: Saturday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m. in Studio 300 (Video Studio C). Register here.

Stick around after the workshop for a free concert with the Chicago-based blues duo of Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello as they bring harmony, heart, and driving rhythm to the blues tradition. The concert starts at 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A.

New equipment arrived

FenderAcousticGuitarWe’ve added a few items to our already extensive equipment collection here at Studio 300. Our new Fender acoustic guitar joins our electric and bass guitars and all are available for use in the space. This acoustic guitar also has an electronic pick-up which makes it even easier to record. Of course, you can use our extensive mic collection, too.

Two new Canon Vixia HD camcorders bring added functionality for video productions made in Studio 300. These powerful camcorders are also available for 3-day checkout. Best of all these units accept an external microphone which makes them ideal for video interviews, promotional videos, mini-documentaries, and more.


We are always adding new equipment to the options available to our patrons and to keep up with growing demand. Is there some equipment or software that you wish was available for use in Studio 300? Let us know.