A musician from Florida, USA, is making headlines all over the world after they turned the skeleton of their dead uncle into a working electric guitar.
Yaago Anax, the man, managed to make a guitar out of the ribcage of his Uncle Filip.
He connected it to the hip bones and made it into a working electric guitar.
Anax said that the body of his uncle, who passed away in the year 1996, was repatriated from his native Greece after a burial plot became really hard pay for.
However, the Greek Orthodox church does not agree with cremation, so he had to come up with another way to dispose of the remains.
Anax, who is also known as Moniker Prince Midnight, needed to come up with another way to dispose the remains.
Greek Orthodox do not cremate and a plot in Greece costs like $150,000 (£108,000). There was a long repatriation process with the state department and a funeral director.
However, once he got the skeleton, he got down to the process of turning it into an instrument.
Filip by the way has been dead for 25 years.
Anax, who is now 41, said:
It took a couple weeks, because I drilled into a vertebrae and snapped it – there was a good deal of trial and error.
He also encountered problems with the spine because it was really rickety to support a stable tuning.
He had to reinforce it with a steel rod and brackets.
Once everything was sorted, he managed to make the tuning stable and now the guitar works just like other guitars.
The musician said that the usage of his uncle’s skeleton is a tribute to him.
Filip died in a car accident when he was just 28.
Filip was a bit of a goofball, but was very serious about guitar and heavy metal. I built the guitar as an homage to my uncle and his influence on me as a heavy metal guitar player.
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