One could say, it doesn’t get more black metal than building a guitar out of a skeleton, and one Metalsucks reader has done just that. Hailing from Tampa, Florida, the metalhead known as Prince Midnight built a guitar out of his dead Uncle Filip’s skeleton. There’s no disguise either for the skeleton, it looks exactly what it is, structure and all.
The metalhead revealed the following story to Metalsucks on how his uncle’s bones were used for two decades at a local college for educational purposes and ended up in his hands:
“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. 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.”
You can see exclusive photos of the guitar via Metalsucks and check out Prince Midnight shred with the skeleton guitar below: