The original ‘Cloud’ guitar, which was favoured by Prince while conquering the music world around the release of Purple Rain, was listed by Julien’s Auctions earlier this year, along with a whole stash full of other Prince artefacts, including original costumes and memorabilia. Taking place at New York City’s Hard Rock Cafe for the Music Icons: Property From The Life And Career Of Prince event, the original Cloud ended up going for an eye-boggling $225,000, while a white Scheter reissue of the guitar commissioned by Prince for a tour in 2002 went for $38,397. A full list of the inventory auctioned off at the event can be viewed via Julien’s Auctions.
Read all about the story of Prince’s iconic Cloud guitar here.
Image via National Museum of American History.