We've seen some unique guitar builds, but this one takes the cake. One MetalSucks reader from Tampa, Florida who goes by the name of Prince Midnight built a guitar of out his uncle's skeleton. He didn't grind up the bones and make a guitar shape out of them either. Dude just straight up put a guitar neck and some electronics right through ol' Uncle Filip's ribcage and that was that.
According to MetalSucks, Uncle Filip's bones were used for 20 years at a local college for educational purposes. The bones were retired at some point and because cremation isn't exactly acceptable in Greece, Midnight decided to honor his heavy metal uncle in the most heavy metal way possible.
“So, I got the box of bones from Greece and didn’t know what to do at first. Bury them? Cremate them? Put them in the attic?" he said "All seemed like poor ways to memorialize someone who got me into heavy metal.
“So, I decided to turn Uncle Filip into a guitar, which proved to be challenging. I did a lot of research and no one has ever made a guitar out of a skeleton. So, I did it. I started out consulting with two guys in Dean Guitars’ wood shop in Tampa but they got cold feet.
“Anyways, now Uncle Filip can shred for all eternity. That’s how he would want it. I’m super proud of the project and how it serves to honor him, his life and his influence on me."
Here are the before and after:
Some making of photos.
Check out Uncle Filip in action below.
Here is the guitar in action playing some Darkthrone: