Prince Stage played Yellow Cloud 3 Electric Guitar up for Auction

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Prince Stage played Yellow Cloud 3 Electric Guitar up for Auction

Prince’s Original Crown Jewel from Historic Tours Spanning Purple Rain to Diamonds & Pearls Stands Atop Pantheon of Greatest Stage-Played Guitars in Rock History

After nearly twenty years, Prince’s legendary Cloud 3 returns to the auction podium, joining alongside some of rock’s greatest guitars ever to come to auction, including the previously announced John Lennon’s recently found Help!Framus 12-string Hootenanny acoustic guitar and Randy Bachman’s collection of over 200 of his most coveted guitars. Julien’s re-discovery of the Cloud 3 guitar marks a pivotal moment in its remarkable history and reinstates its rightful status as an iconic symbol of the seven-time, GRAMMY-Award winning music artist’s titanic career and rock ‘n’ roll heritage itself.

The yellow Cloud 3 stood as one of Prince’s centerpiece instruments, gracing the stages of his iconic tours from the mid-80s to the early 90s, including, Purple Rain, Parade, Sign of the Times, Lovesexy, and Diamonds & Pearls.

Julien’s verified Cloud 3’s provenance by conducting a CT scan and interviewing Dave Rusan, the luthier behind its creation. It remains fully playable and carries a Certificate of Authenticity from Paisley Park. Previously sold by Christie’s for £4,200 in 2005 and on eBay for a price less than its original listing of £59,000, Cloud 3’s journey took a remarkable turn under Julien’s meticulous care to reclaim its true glory once again. Prince’s Cloud 3 guitar is conservatively estimated to sell this May at auction $400,000-$600,000.

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