This ice guitar was made by the Ice Sculptor Tim Linhart. The picture was taken at Piteå University in Sweden where the player, Tilman Hoppstock, was a visiting professor. He recounted playing the guitar in an interview with Guitart International in 2006:
I visited a concert where students and teachers of the university were preparing for a performance. Before the concert I had the chance to play a bit on the instruments. It was so funny and I had real fun doing that. In that concert they also performed on ice percussion instruments which sounded best of all the instruments. A xylophone was also made in ice... fantastic. The cello and the guitar where ok, but not great in sound (I cannot imagine how it could sound fantastic...), but Mr. Linhart was totally convinced in the quality of sound, too.