Prince's Yellow Cloud Guitar Sells For $225,000

(Image credit: Julien's Auctions)

Prince's iconic yellow cloud guitar was sold for $225,000 last Friday, May 18, at the Music Icons: Property From the Life and Career of Prince auction at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

The yellow cloud guitar was the most noteworthy item to go up for sale at the auction, which also featured a number of items from Prince's signature wardrobe, a couple of his guitars and memorabilia.

A Schecter "White Cloud" electric guitar commissioned by Prince in 2002, designed by Dave Rusan and styled after the guitar first made known in his 1984 film, Purple Rain, also sold for $38,397.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.