Midnight Prince, who lives in Florida, had an idea. He first had to deal with gaining possession of the skeleton all the way in Greece. After filing piles of paperwork, he finally received Filip’s remains. He then decided to turn Filip’s skeleton into a guitar.

“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,” Midnight Prince told MetalSucks.

“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,” he continued.

Filip’s torso acts as the “body” of the guitar. Prince Midnight added a neck, pickups, volume knobs, and more. Midnight Prince named the guitar “Filip Skelecaster,” which is written on the headstock.