Wednesday 28 September 2016

Sign 'O' The Times as Prince's Yellow Cloud guitar sells for £100,000

Published 26/06/2016 | 03:36

Prince playing his Yellow Cloud electric guitar, which has been sold at an auction in the US (Heritage Auctions/AP)
Prince playing his Yellow Cloud electric guitar, which has been sold at an auction in the US (Heritage Auctions/AP)

The Yellow Cloud electric guitar that Prince played in numerous concerts has been sold for more than £100,000 at an auction in the US.

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The owner of the American football team the Indianapolis Colts, Jim Irsay, purchased the guitar that Prince used at gigs until the mid-1990s.

Mr Irsay, who collects musical instruments, paid 137,500 dollars (£103,000) for the guitar at an auction on Saturday.

Heritage Auctions, which conducted the auction in Beverley Hills, California, says the solid body guitar was a favourite of the late musician from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.

Prince died on April 21 at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota of an accidental overdose of fentanyl.

Mr Irsay also has instruments once owned by musicians Jerry Garcia of Grateful Dead, John Lennon and Ringo Star of The Beatles and singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

The auction also featured other Prince-related memorabilia.

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