Prince-owned Cloud guitar sells for $133,000 at auction

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

After being estimated to fetch a hefty $60,000, a Prince-owned custom Cloud electric guitar that went up for auction has been sold for more than double that, going for an eye-watering $132,868.

Built by Minneapolis luthier Kurt Nelson in the 1990s per Prince’s requests, the eye-catching yellow axe features a neck-through design and flashes gold hardware, a cloud-inspired body design and Prince-symbol fretboard inlays.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.