Tampa, Florida Man Turns Dead Uncle’s Skeleton Into “Skelecaster” Guitar That Actually Plays

Tampa metal music fan/musician “Prince Midnight” has turned his dearly departed Uncle Filip’s skeleton into a playable guitar. Its a “Frankenstein” of Uncle Filip’s rib cage and spine with a Fender Telecaster guitar.

Check out Prince playing his uncle:

Prince says his uncle Filip was the world’s biggest metal head. Back in 1996 Filip died in Greece in a motorcycle accident and his skeleton was donated to a local college. When the college was done with it, it was given back to the family who had to bury it, and now pay rent on a grave. So Prince had his uncle shipped to him in Tampa. That’s when he decided to turn his uncle into a guitar. He had to weld a metal bar to the spine to attach the neck, then drill a hole in the hip bone for the jack, amongst other potentially ghoulish steps in turning bones into a guitar. Sadly, or thankfully depending on how you feel about this whole story, the skull was damaged and couldn’t be added to the neck of the guitar, body puns totally not intended.

Its also clearly a rhythm guitar since you can’t play the higher frets for solos.

Here’s Prince talking about some of his construction work he did on his guitar, Filip.

Some have asked about the construction of the guitar, wondering how to action is, if it stays in tune, ease of play. So,...

Posted by Prince Midnight on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

I for one say rock on Florida man, rock on!

He does say there’s a downside though:

Fact: drilling bone smells worse than soldering wires

Posted by Prince Midnight on Monday, February 8, 2021

mobile apps

Everything you love about 1073theeagle.com and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

amazon alexa

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!