This American metalhead has turned his dead uncle's skeleton into an electric guitar

funny shit 18/07/2022

We can't believe we're just finding out about this maddog..

A metalhead in the US has turned the skeleton of his dead uncle into an electric guitar, and we can't tell if its sick, or siiick.

The musician, who goes under the alias 'Prince Midnight', got his dead uncle's skeleton shipped to him from Greece to Florida.

In a Facebook post, he explains that his uncle Filip died in Greece in the '90s, and donated his body to science before passing. 

"However, the schools in Greece discontinued using actual skeletons and he ended up in a box in a cemetery that the family has had to pay rent on (permanent grave was $150,000)," he explains.

"So, we finally made the move to bring him to the US. Happy to be reunited!"

Speaking to Guitar World back in 2021, he said:

“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? All seemed like poor ways to memorialise someone who got me into heavy metal.”

Prince Midnight did some brainstorming, research and even consulted with specialists before creating the skeleton-guitar, which he's dubbed the ‘Filip Skelecaster’.

No matter how bizarre this is, the bloke is pretty smart to have turned a skeleton into a nearly-perfectly-playable instrument. Although, the Filip Skelecaster does have its quirks. 

“You have to strum inside the rib cage, so there are no sweeping chords like Pete Townshend of The Who. You can only strum as wide as the ribs will allow. There’s a certain unexplainable quality to it,” he said.

He continued,

“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.”

If you wanna see Uncle Filip in action, have a watch of Prince Midnight's cover of Darkthrone's song Transilvanian Hunger, below.