Monday, August 6, 2007

Violent Violins

This image has been floating around for some time now so I thought I'd mention it under my Trends labels.

Hollywood's has had their fun of casting violin cases as prop devices into numerous gangster flicks. A hitman enters the room with a violin case- that's cleverly disguised as machine gun- to meet his target and pump him full of lead. Now, you too can pretend to kill your enemies with a ballet of bullets like they do in the movies. Introducing: the machine gun violin.
Following in the footsteps of many custom made electric violins, this is designed by artist Wei Lieh Lee at the School of Visual Arts. The violin breaks the mold of traditional Stradivarius or Guarnerius patterns but instead opts out for the AK-47 model.

2 comments:

J Morgetron said...

Hi. Like the pic.

Just wondering, does your shop recommend any particular violin teachers for kids? I have a 12-year-old who plays piano, sort of plays guitar, is on her way to playing the French horn, and owns a violin, but we have no idea where to look. Her school does band but not orchestra. Any suggestions?

-J

chg said...

Dear J Morgetron

Thanks for your query. It depends on what kind of teacher your daughter might like and her playing level abilities. You could check over to the Omaha Conservatory of Music. Alex, the shop owner here at A. Cavallo Violins, was the one who started the organization. The conservatory has a great resource of local teachers and is axcellent place for kids to interact as they learn.

Give us a call though if you have time. Our number is 402 827 9270. We're open from Tues.-Fri. 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

-chg

p.s. Ask for Alex

 

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