Fuse Duo Gold Plated Skulls Violins – World’s First Ever

FUSE DUO GOLD PLATED SKULLS VIOLINS – WORLD’S FIRST EVER $2M 24-CARAT GOLDEN VIOLINS

Rock violin band FUSE has collaborated with British jewellery designer Theo Fennell and bespoke violin manufacturer Bridge, to create 24-carat gold-plated violins, adorned with ruby, sapphire and diamond encrusted skulls.

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Linzi Stoppard wearing Matthew Williamson with one of the gold violins

 

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Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee with their exclusive golden violins

 

FUSE is Ben Lee, the five times world-record holding fastest violinist and Linzi Stoppard, model and rock musician, the daughter-in-law of playwright Sir Tom Stoppard.

A bespoke blend of carbon and kevlar was used to create each violin, making them light enough to off-set the weight of the gold plating. Both instruments have been insured for £1.35m.

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.”

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Linzi Stoppard and Ben lee launching their world exclusive gold plated violins at Theo Fennell’s boutique

 

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Close up of 24-carat golden skull with ruby eyes by Theo Fennell

 

It has taken over nine months to create the world’s first ever golden violins, which will be unveiled at Theo Fennell’s Chelsea store later this month before they are taken on tour to America and Asia.

FUSE has just set another first, becoming the first string act to feature with the Royal philharmonic Orchestra with a James Bond themed musical collaboration at Henley this summer.

Although Linzi and Ben will insure each violin for £1.3m, these aren’t the most valuable objects to be insured by the band.  In 2011, Ben Lee insured his “fastest fingers in the world” for £3m.

FUSE’s next release is the single “Ignite The Fuse”, a step into the dance genre. The video was created and directed by the Harry Potter special effects department. Available online and iTunes from 23rd September from www.fuseofficial.com

 

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FUSE electric violinists on Yahoo Media

 

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Yahoo Entertainment can’t resist FUSE’s 24-carat gold plated violins…

 

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FUSE electric violinists Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee on Yahoo Media

 

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Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee electric violinists (aka FUSE) in the Daily Telegraph

 

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Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee electric violinists (aka FUSE) in the Daily Mirror

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