The last year and change has seen a number of auctions of custom, Prince-commissioned and -owned "Cloud" guitars.
An early '90s example built by Minneapolis luthier Kurt Nelson sold at auction in March for nearly $133,000, while the "Blue Angel" Cloud guitar – Prince's main stage instrument from 1984-1993 – sold at auction for an incredible $563,500 last June.
Now, another Prince "Cloud" guitar – this one a 1994 blue model built by Andy Beech – has sold at auction, for $281,250.
Put up for sale by Julien's Auctions as part of its "Music Icons" lot, the guitar features a "Paisley Park" inventory tag on the neck plate, a hard case with a laminated PRN Productions tag, and a pickup cavity signed by Prince’s former guitar tech, Zeke Clark, with the inscription: “Zeke for [love symbol] Prince.”
The guitar was also sold with printed receipts and a tag showing the guitar was flown to London on Northwest Airlines, and was ordered through the N.P.G. pop-up store in London on June 29, 1994.
Another Prince Cloud model – a mid-90s era example built by Schecter – was also sold by Julien's as part of the same lot for $50,000.
For more info on the guitars, stop by juliensauctions.com.
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