Prince's one-of-a-kind gold-leaf Fender Custom Shop Strat is going up for auction

(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/NPG Records 2010 / Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

If you weren’t able to scrounge up the more than half a million dollars required to nab Prince’s custom-made and long-lost “blue angel” guitar, which recently sold at auction for $563,500, we have another one-of-a-kind Prince instrument for you.

Feast your eyes on the “Goldfinger” gold-leaf prototype Fender Stratocaster custom electric guitar, used in rehearsals for his Welcome 2 America Tour and played at the kickoff for his tour at the Apollo Theater in New York City on October 24, 2010.

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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.