Singing superstar Jermaine Jackson launched his new jewellery range in Basel, Switzerland last week by setting a record for the Most jewels on a guitar with an incredible 16,033 gemstones, and then played the sparkling instrument to a stunned crowd.
The bass guitar - a Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass - was decorated by Aaron Shum Jewelry Ltd. (Hong Kong) with a range of stones including topaz, citrine, rhodolite and cubic zirconium.
The Jackson 5 member performed his hit song ‘Let’s Get Serious’ on the incredible instrument he co-designed, demonstrating that the number of jewels did not affect the sound quality of the guitar, as required by Guinness World Records.
An official Guinness World Records adjudicator then presented Jermaine and the jewellery makers with a certificate recognising their glittering achievement.
This record comes one year after Aaron Shum set a record for the Most valuable guitar at the same event. The creation was valued at a staggering $2,000,000 (£1,352,530; €1,897,410). Called 'Eden of Coronet', it is adorned with 11,441 pieces of diamond (401.15 carats) and 18k white gold (1.635 kg; 57.67 oz).