Skip to comments.Man builds guitar out of his dead uncle’s skeleton, uses it to play black metal
Posted on 02/11/2021 8:46:21 PM PST by CtBigPat
We all like an electric guitar fitted with a nice bone nut and saddle. But how about one that’s just, well, bones?
Meet YouTuber Prince Midnight, who constructed a guitar with a body built from an actual human skeleton.
The skeleton, as Prince Midnight tells Guitar World, belonged to his uncle, Filip, who passed away in the ‘90s in Greece.
(Excerpt) Read more at guitarworld.com ...
Prince Midnight proceeded to contact the proper authorities, including the state department and state attorney’s office, in order to repatriate his uncle’s remains.
“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,” he continues.
And so Prince Midnight decided to turn his uncle into a guitar, which, he says unsurprisingly, “proved to be challenging.” After doing plenty of research – he even consulted with two people at Dean Guitars in Florida, who eventually “got cold feet,” Midnight built the guitar – dubbed the Filip Skelecaster – we see before us. As for the biggest challenge?
“Making sure it was actually playable,” Prince Midnight says. “The hardest part about building an instrument is constructing it a way that it will stay in tune.”
Regarding the skeleton guitar’s performance,” Midnight says that it “plays fine," though it also has 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 says.
“I believe part of my uncle Filip is still there, literally and figuratively. Just a warm presence, maybe enjoying his next life as a totally metal guitar.”
He continues, “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.”
that stoner did NOT think this through. the guy is strumming his uncle’s pelvis.
That’s why it won’t stay in tune......
Well. It’s not like his uncle was using it anymore.
That is resourceful, creative
and INCREDIBLY GHOULISH.
It sounds better as a theoretic idea, one you don’t wish to see in real life.
While I admire his ingenuity, I have a lot of problems with actually doing it. MORBID!!
If there is some museum of electric guitars, they may want it, for display purposes only.
Really should have stuck to playing a shovel
Ping. Interesting, macabre, ghastly, and “paging Thorazine” at the same time.
I’m just glad he didn’t add a whammy bar to it.
But it does tickle your funny bone!
This guy should be somewhere “for display purposes only”
The first thing he says to his audience... I have a bone to pick with you.
He should play a concert at Kutna Hora.
That blond ‘birdsnest’ is inspired by David Bowie Van Halen or Tina Turner.
“Tonight I will suck the marrow from your bones!” it said. “I will dry them and work them most cunningly into instruments of music! Whenever I play upon them, your spirit will writhe in bodiless agony!”
he would have to take 15 minute breaks between songs, and the audience would always have a headache.
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