Robots vs. DIY Instruments

Music-instrument-making robots churning out guitar bodies and carving necks in groups of ten at a time…



This makes me think about the differences between human construction and machines. Obviously, the machines are much faster, but what are the trade offs?

  1. Machines can’t make subtle changes that customize the instrument.
  2. Machines can’t detect when something is slightly off
  3. Startup/investment cost is huge, keeping beginners out of the business and fun.
  4. What else?

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