Friday, November 6, 2009
Smallest violin-world record set by Chen Lianzhi
GUANGZHOU, China -- 66-year-old senior violinist
Chen Lianzhi made a 1-centimeter-long violin which
sets the new world record for the Smallest
Photo: Chen Lianzhi's smallest
violin has a 1-centimeter-long body. / Photo:
Guangzhou Daily (enlarge
Chen used a 0.1-milimeter drill point to shape
a piece of maple the size of a thumbnail, and finally joined
all the components together with glue.
"Anyhow, the strings of the world's Smallest
violin are so thin and it is not easy to play sound
music." Chen admitted.
Photo:"Compared with the common violins of
35.5-centimeter-long bodies, these mini violins, called ant's
violins, are so small, but they consist of all the over thirty
components of common violins," Chen told the Guangzhou Daily.
Born into a family of musicians, Chen began
playing music at age nine and is especially skilled at violin.
He had already made a 3.55-centimeter violin seven years ago.
The previous Guinness world record holder
for the smallest
violin was was about 2.2-cenitmeter size.
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November 6, 2009