Another Prince-owned and played Cloud guitar is hitting the auction block

Prince yellow cloud guitar auction
(Image credit: RR Auction)

Missed out on nabbing Prince’s “blue angel” Cloud guitar (or his gold-leaf Fender Strat and “Diamonds and Pearls” Gemini II acoustic)? Fear not – another Cloud electric guitar is hitting the auction block, courtesy of RR Auction.

The instrument, personally-owned and played by Prince, was custom-made by Minneapolis luthier Kurt Nelson in the early 1990s. The neck-through guitar features a bright yellow finish, gold hardware and cloud-inspired designs to the body, horn and headstock, as well as 18 black Prince symbols on the fretboard and the top of the neck.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.