SEE: Super Veganuary with world's first vegan violin made from fruit!

SEE: Super Veganuary with world's first vegan violin made from fruit!

The sweet sound of fruit...

Vegan violin

Do  you understand this is the very first of its kind? We have not heard or seen anything like this before! Normally, a violin would comprise of a component(s) from animals, be it hooves, horns or bones... 

But violin-maker, Padraig O'Dubhlaoidh, created this simply using components of steamed pear, berries, and spring water to create a vegan violin.

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There were also natural replacements for animal-based glues which cost £8,000 (R160,000). 

The creativity, skill, and progressive craftsmanship of this man is definitely one that will be noted in the music history books as it also is the first in the world to be registered with The Vegan Society's trademark, said the organisation.

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"This will be music to the ears of so many violinists who have longed for a high-quality instrument that is free from animal products," the charity's Ericka Durgahee shared with BBCNews. 

Intricately describing it, O'Dubhlaoidh from Malvern shares that the inlay around the edge of the instrument had been made from steamed pear which was dyed black. 

He further shares that wild berries were used to dye the wood inlays and local spring water gathered to be used in his adhesive.

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Sometime during his four decades of creating violins he got an intriguing question from a customer who asked if it would be possible to create a vegan violin. 

He shares: "I thought how many vegans are there, potential musicians whose ethics won't allow them to play the violin - it must be awful." 

So, today, we speak of the world's first vegan violin instrument. 

Thanks to that inquisitive violinist and definitely O'Dubhlaoidh's skills! 

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