Prince’s “Yellow Cloud” guitar, used by the late icon throughout the 1990s, sold at auction Saturday for $137,500, according to Rolling Stone.
Prince’s distinctive “Yellow Cloud” guitar, used by the late icon throughout the 1990s, sold at auction for $137,500. Tommaso Boddi/AFP
“The bright-yellow, custom-built guitar – made by Minneapolis’ Knut-Koupee Enterprises and outfitted with gold knobs, tremolo and tuning keys – was purchased by Indianapolis Colts owner and avid music memorabilia collector Jim Irsay at a Heritage Auctions event where a lock of David Bowie’s hair also sold for $18,750” the article read. The starting price was $30,000.
The football team owner and music collector has a collection of instruments owned by rockers from Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead to John Lennon and Ringo Starr of The Beatles.
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The Yellow Cloud guitar was Prince’s main guitar and used in most of his early videos, touring performances and album recordings. From the late 1980s until the mid-90s. It features Prince’s distinctive personal symbol on the top and the side of the fingerboard.
See Millionaire Gallery’s Music Memorabilia Collection online at MillionaireGallery.com.