Man Builds Guitar Using Uncle’s Skeleton
Prince Midnight is a YouTuber who recently built a very interesting guitar. The guitar is made from his uncle's skeleton.
The YouTuber talked about the process of creating his guitar and said about his uncle:
He originally donated his skeleton to the local college and was medically prepared for the school.
Hi uncle, Filip, passed away back in the 90s in Greece.
After 20 years, he ended up in a cemetery my family had to pay rent on. Like, literally in a wooden box. It’s a big problem in Greece because orthodoxy religion doesn’t want people cremated.
Midnight ended up getting ahold of the proper authorities to get his uncle's remains. Eventually, he got them.
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 memorialize someone who got me into heavy metal.
The guitar, named the Filip Skelecastor was the work of Midnight with some help from a couple employees at Dean Guitars in Florida. That is, until the employees started to get cold feet about the whole idea, but can you really blame them? The biggest challenge was making sure the guitar was actually playable. It does have some restrictions when you play it.
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.
What would uncle Filip think of the guitar?
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.