An array of Prince’s instruments, clothing and memorabilia was auctioned off at New York’s Hard Rock Café at the weekend, including the late musician’s iconic Yellow Cloud guitar.
The striking instrument was estimated to sell between $60k-$80k, but after a bidding war, the final price for the iconic axe was a whopping $225k.
The Yellow Cloud guitar is custom made and features black Love Symbols down the neck and a plaque on the back that reads “Property of PRN Music Corp”. It has a serial number of 16212.
It is accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity on Paisley Park Enterprises letterhead from Jenifer Carr, director of finance and operations, stating that the guitar has been used in rehearsals and performances all over the world.
Hosted by Julien’s Auctions, the event also saw a Schecter White Cloud guitar sell for $38,397 on the day, along with 156 other items ranging from purple jumpsuits, tambourines, polaroid photographs of the singer and much more.
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