.

Prince's Custom Yellow Cloud Guitar Fetches Over $137K

06/28/2016
.
Prince

(Classic Rock) Prince's Yellow Cloud guitar which he used throughout the 90s has sold at auction for $137,500. The custom-built guitar was made by Minneapolis Knut-Koupee Enterprises and is outfitted with gold knobs, tremolo and tuning keys. It was purchased by Indianapolis Colts owner and avid music memorabilia collector Jim Irsay - who also bought former Beatle Ringo Starr's drum kit for $1.4 million last year.

Prince's former guitar technician Zeke Clark says of the guitar (via Heritage Auctions): "This Yellow Cloud guitar was Prince's main guitar and used in most of his early videos and touring performances and album recordings. From around 1988 until 1994.

"In 1994 he broke the neck of this guitar at a French TV show. After returning to the US, I repaired the neck and installed the first Floyd Rose set up Prince ever played. He used it to record more albums, up until the symbol guitar was born. After the symbol guitar, he wanted 24 additional cloud guitars made to be sold at his outlet store." Read more here.

Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission.

Prince Music, DVDs, Books and more

Prince T-shirts and Posters

More Prince News

Share this article

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Related Stories


Prince 'Manic Monday' Music Video Released

Journey's Neal Schon Tributes Prince With 'Purple Rain' Cover

Eric Clapton Plays Prince Classic 'Purple Rain'

Metallica Rock Tribute To Prince In Minneapolis

Prince 37-Track Anthology And Over 20 Albums Now Streaming

Chris Cornell's Daughter Shares Duet Of Prince Cover For Father's Day tribute

Ghost's New Album Inspired By Lemmy, Dio, Bowie and Prince Deaths

Metallica Night- Incubus Announce Summer Tour- The Forum Turned Purple For Prince- Bullet For My Valentine Release New Video and more

Metallica Night- Incubus Announce Summer Tour- The Forum Turned Purple For Prince- Bullet For My Valentine Release New Video and more

Prince's Death Anniversary To Be Marked With Paisley Park Tributes


advertisement




Day In Rock Reports


Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Feeds

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2019 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.