A man known as Prince Midnight has constructed a functioning guitar from the skeleton of his dead uncle.
In Midnight’s native Greece cremation is frowned upon within the nation’s Orthodox Christian church. His uncle Filip, who died in a car accident 20 years ago, had requested that his skeleton be donated to a local college for educational purposes.
After the college no longer had need of the skeleton and his family refused to have him cremated, Midnight filled out extensive paperwork to have Filip’s bones sent to his home in the US rather than pay for cemetery space.
He then attached a guitar neck, pickups, volume knobs, a jack, strings and electronics to the bones of Filip’s torso to make a fully functioning electric guitar. You can see a video of the instrument in action below.
Speaking to MetalSucks about his creation, Midnight said: “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.