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Linzi Stoppard Ben Lee Guinness World Record

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If you held the world record for being the fastest violin player then you'd want to make sure your fingers were worth a fortune. …

If you held the world record for being the fastest violin player then you'd want to make sure your fingers were worth a fortune.

Which is exactly what three-times record holder Ben Lee did as he insured his lightning fingers for a cool £3million.

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  • 1. Are these the worlds most expensive fingers? Fastest violin player insures his hands for £3millionIf you held the world record for being the fastest violin player thenyoud want to make sure your fingers were worth a fortune.Which is exactly what three-times record holder Ben Lee did as heinsured his lightning fingers for a cool £3million.Ben, one half of rock violin duo Fuse, is the first person to hold theGuinness World Records for the Fastest Violinist In The World inboth the electric and acoustic categories.Magic fingers: Ben Lee, the worlds fastest violin player, has insurehis hands and fingers for £3million.He was forced to insure his fingers after an road accident in 2009damaged his right hand and wrist.As he recovered, he was inspired and challenged by his Fusebandmate Linzi Stoppard, daughter-in-law of actor Tom, to breakthe world record by playing the classic Flight of the Bumblebee.
  • 2. He appeared on The Alan Titchmarsh Show on UK TV to make theattempt, missing out by 3 notes.The worlds most expensive hands: Ben holds the record forplaying Flight of the Bumblebee in 58.515 seconds.But a week later, at the Rogue Studios in London, he broke therecord and set a time of 64.21 seconds and a month later he brokeit again when he played it in 58.515 seconds.He became the first person in history to break the magic-minutebarrier which was widely considered by many experts to be almostimpossible.He now performs his feat all over the world performing with Fuse,who themselves set a world record last year when they played ontheir very own Swarovski Crystal violins.
  • 3. Too sexy to be a violinist! Linzi Stoppard, seen here at the Londonpremiere of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, is married to Will Stoppard,son of actor TomThey are the most expensive electric violins ever made and areworth over £1million each.The duo, who are also Ambassadors for The Princes Trust, arecurrently in the studio writing and recording tracks for the movieKTD 2020, the first feature film from Fairbanks Productions.
  • 4. Violin bling: Linzi and Ben show off their Swarovski crystal coveredinstruments worth £1m each.Headed up by Dominic Fairbanks, the great grandson of DouglasFairbanks, Linzi and Ben made a great first impression when hesaw them perform at a charity event.Linzi said: We are thrilled to be asked to record the soundtrack forDominic and the studio, it is a honour to be working with him. Wejust hit it off, he wanted a futuristic sound and image and that iswhat FUSE specialise in - pushing the boundaries. We cant wait.