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Prince-Owned and -Played "Cloud" Guitar Sells for Nearly $133,000 at Auction

Another Prince Cloud guitar is headed to auction
(Image credit: RR Auction)

Last week, we reported that another Prince "Cloud" guitar had gone up for auction.

Initially valued at $60,000, the early '90s-era guitar – built by Minneapolis luthier Kurt Nelson – has sold at an RR Auction-sponsored sale for $132,868.

The guitar features a bright yellow finish, golden hardware, cloud-inspired designs on the horn and headstock, and 18 black Prince symbols on the fretboard and the top of neck.

Additionally, the guitar's battery plate features a “PRN Musical Corp.” label, which is marked “PM 16200.”

A Prince Cloud guitar

(Image credit: RR Auction)

The guitar also came with a pearloid guitar pick with the Prince symbol, the original purple hardshell carrying case with a matching plush interior and faux reptile scale exterior, and a detailed letter of provenance from Nelson.

Additionally, it was sold with Nelson’s original clear plastic guitar pattern sheet – with a matching Cloud outline in black felt tip – a Plexiglas cut-out of the upper body, and a yellow handkerchief given to Nelson by Paisley Park to color-match with the guitar.

This isn't the first Prince-owned "Cloud" guitar to fetch big money at auction in recent months. Prince's "Blue Angel" Cloud guitar – his main stage instrument from 1984-1993 – sold for over $563,000 last June.

A Prince Cloud guitar

(Image credit: RR Auction)