Prince’s “Diamonds and Pearls” Fender Gemini II acoustic guitar is hitting the auction block

Prince Diamonds and Pearls / Fender Gemini II
(Image credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images / Guitar Auctions)

We’ve seen several owned and played Prince electric guitars go up for auction recently, including a Paisley Park Cloud guitar, a Blue Angel Cloud model and a gold-leaf Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster.

Now, auction Gardiner Houlgate, which also sold the Paisley Park guitar, has another Prince axe on the block, and this time it’s an acoustic – a Fender Gemini II that was used on the recording of the 1991’s Diamonds and Pearls album.

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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.