Electric violin duo FUSE has collaborated with British jewellery designer Theo Fennell and bespoke violin manufacturer Bridge to craft the world’s first ever 24-carat gold-plated violins, which are worth over $2 million each. Made from carbon and kevlar, the stunning instruments are adorned with rubies, sapphires and diamond encrusted skulls, and took over nine months to be created.
Linzi Stoppard said: “Ben and I fly all over the world to play live, rock violin and in every destination we put on a spectacular show. The thrill of playing with these new gold violins is something I can’t describe. They are stunning works of art by one of Britain’s most renowned jewellers and because Bridge, the original makers of the violins have been involved from the outset, the integrity and sound of each instrument is maintained. Nothing is compromised.”
Ben Lee added: “The art and science involved to make each violin has blown us away. Entirely new and original components had to be designed for the instruments, plus new electronics have had to be engineered to counteract the conductive 24-carat gold. They are exceptional pieces that we will treasure.”
[ Source: Fuse Official ]