A musician has turned his late uncle’s body into an electric guitar using his bones dug up from a cemetery.
Rocker Yaago Anax, who goes by the stage name Prince Midnight, said bringing his uncle back to life in the form of an instrument was a perfect tribute.
Filip was tragically killed in a car crash in Athens, Greece during the 1990s aged just 28 but not before kickstarting Yaago’s love affair with heavy metal.
Configuring Filip’s remaining skeleton as a fully functioning guitar became a brain wave of Yaago’s on the back of his family struggling to pay rent on his grave in Greece.
Yaago from Tampa, Florida told Daily Star Online: “He originally donated his skeleton to the local college and was medically prepared for the school.
“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. So, I went through the channels to repatriate his remains over here in Florida.”
“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? So, I decided to turn uncle Filip into a guitar, which proved to be challenging.”
Assembling the ‘skeletar’ so it now plays and sounds as awesome as any other guitar, was not without its challenges and setbacks, Yaago said but he could be prouder of the result.