Rare and long-lost Prince ‘Blue Angel Cloud’ guitar sells for £450,000 at auction
An incredibly and previously lost article owner by Prince has sold for an eye-watering figure of £450,000 at auction.
The ‘Blue Angel Cloud’ guitar, which was once considered lost after it disappeared in the 1990s, was used by Prince on his now-iconic ‘Purple Rain’ tour.
Julien’s, who arranged for a CAT scan of the guitar to test its authenticity, sold it for an incredible amount of money as part of their ‘Music Icons’ sale.
“The guitar, currently painted an electric blue finish, has been refinished a number of times, but began white,” a description on Julien’s Auctions site reads. “The guitar has also been painted and used by Prince as peach, light blue, and yellow. The guitar neck is cracked from between the 6th and 7th frets up to the headstock.
“From 1984 until the time that Andy Beech began making Cloud guitars for Prince in 1993, this was Prince’s primary performance Cloud guitar. Guitar is accompanied by a custom purple Calzone case with stencilled labelling identifying this as ‘C1’ and listing the address for Paisley Park.”
“The owners of the other three Cloud guitars won’t be selling soon so this opportunity may never come up again,” Martin Nolan of Julien’s told Fox News.