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Is Prince's Purple Cloud Guitar on eBay for $70,000?

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A guitar that apparently once belonged to Prince has turned up on eBay.

The guitar—a custom purple Cloud model from Schecter's Diamond Series—has a starting bid of $70,000.

The Netherlands-based seller hasn't exactly provided a wealth of information about the guitar, but he did supply the following to-the-point copy, plus nine photos:

"[This guitar was] personally owned by Prince and used on stage in performances. Prince had a few Cloud guitars. The yellow Cloud has recently been sold for over a hunderd thousand dollars [Editor's note: The sale price was $137,500]. This purple Cloud guitar went from Las Vegas to Chamonix, France, where it has been on display. After that I bought the guitar in an auction. [It will be] sold with full COA (certificate of authenticity) from Art of Music."

We assume this is the same purple Cloud model featured on the January 2000 cover of Guitar Playermagazine (shown below), which happens to be one of the photos provided by the seller.

To see all the pics—and to place your bid—check out the listing on eBay. The auction expires Sunday, July 3.

Prince died April 21 at age 57.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.