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This British artist transformed his own hair into a violin (and it sounds pretty amazing)

Who knew stringy hair could sound so sweet?

This takes the phrase "stringy" hair to the next level.

Tadas Maksimovas used his long, brown locks as the medium in a recent experiment and performance with famed Lithuanian violinist Eimantas Belickas aimed at proving that music really does have no boundaries.

Maksimovas, who had been growing his hair out for 10 years, agreed to sacrifice his mane to create strings for a violin.

His hair was braided, glued, and screwed to the violin while still attached to his head.

Then Belickas performed with the creation, making surprisingly good music.

The pair got together to promote Lithuania's annual Street Musicians Day on Saturday.

Check out pictures of the transformation courtesy of Maksimovas:

First, Maksimovas' hair is separated into large braids.

Image removed.(Tadas Maksimovas)

Then even finer braids.

Image removed.(Tadas Maksimovas)

The braids are hardened by coating them with layers of glue.

Image removed.(Tadas Maksimovas)

Then meticulously woven in and attached to the violin.

Image removed.(Tadas Maksimovas)

Here is the finished product.

Image removed.(Tadas Maksimovas)

But now the real test. How will it sound when played? As Belickas showed, pretty darn amazing.

Image removed.(Tadas Maksimovas)

Maksimovas is then "cut" from the violin, shaving his head bald after this picture was taken.

Image removed.(Tadas Maksimovas)

This article, by Sarah Wolfe, originally appeared at GlobalPost.

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