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This Italian created a violin with strings made of spider silk
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KindaScratchy
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November 9, 2016 - 9:22 pm
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From thelocal.it:
This Italian created a violin with strings made of spider silkAn Italian student's violin using spider silk was the winning entry in an award for innovation in London, celebrating the work of international students in the English capital.

Luca Alessandrini, a post graduate student at Imperial College London, created a violin using spider silk and resin - which you can see in action in the video below.

When you play the violin, the vibrations of the silk create a unique tone, and Alessandrini says the material allows more precise customization of the acoustics than other modern fibres do.

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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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coolpinkone
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November 10, 2016 - 1:15 pm
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very interesting and cool.

 

Thanks for Posting Diane.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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