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Thread started 11/05/17 4:31pm

Latin

Article: Prince guitar fetches record $700K in auction

Check out this article published today by the Star Tribune entitled "Prince guitar fetches record $700K in auction":

http://m.startribune.com/...455397973/
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Reply #1 posted 11/05/17 5:57pm

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Makes me sad. Would rather his stuff stay at Paisley Park rather than getting auctioned off. sad

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Reply #2 posted 11/05/17 6:10pm

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luv4u said:

Makes me sad. Would rather his stuff stay at Paisley Park rather than getting auctioned off. sad

According to the article, "The teal blue Cloud guitar was donated by Prince to an auction in 1994 to benefit Los Angeles earthquake relief, the auction house said in its listing."



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Reply #3 posted 11/05/17 6:34pm

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luv4u said:

Makes me sad. Would rather his stuff stay at Paisley Park rather than getting auctioned off. sad




I hope they don't have to auction off anything from PP at any time to keep it open. This has been a concern of mine, which is why I try to support the estate. music
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Reply #4 posted 11/06/17 12:47am

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Reply #5 posted 11/06/17 1:39am

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It would be great if the estate could buy back the items Prince gave away in his lifetime.


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Reply #6 posted 11/06/17 5:15am

FlyOnTheWall

Clearly, Prince knew the importance of giving. Indeed, with the passage of time, we are learning more and more of his consistently generous donations, both monetary and in-kind.

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Reply #7 posted 11/06/17 6:39am

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Prince himself donated this guitar to a charity auction, so there's really no argument that it should go back to the estate.

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Reply #8 posted 11/06/17 11:51am

Latin

FlyOnTheWall said:



luv4u said:


Makes me sad. Would rather his stuff stay at Paisley Park rather than getting auctioned off. sad



According to the article, "The teal blue Cloud guitar was donated by Prince to an auction in 1994 to benefit Los Angeles earthquake relief, the auction house said in its listing."




Thanks for clearing that up FlyOnTheWall.
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Reply #9 posted 11/07/17 1:43pm

FlyOnTheWall

luv4u said:

Makes me sad. Would rather his stuff stay at Paisley Park rather than getting auctioned off. sad

FlyOnTheWall said:

According to the article, "The teal blue Cloud guitar was donated by Prince to an auction in 1994 to benefit Los Angeles earthquake relief, the auction house said in its listing."

Latin said:
Thanks for clearing that up FlyOnTheWall.

No problem, Latin. heart

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Reply #10 posted 11/09/17 12:07pm

Funklov

Cant figure out which cloud this is. It looks darker than the blue angel used during Lovesexy tour and lighter than the dark blue cloud from the Symbol era. Anyone have insight on this guitar's history?
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Reply #11 posted 11/09/17 1:24pm

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Beautiful colour, and I don't know if it's the quality of the pic or what, but is that a really bad paint job?

I don't get the placement of the volume and tone knobs compared to Rusan's original guitars and Beach's Blue Angel, black, yellow and electric blue guitars... The jack input is off too...

And those aren't Fender Jazz bass knobs like on all clouds (except for the second yellow, electric blue, purple and orange cloud with the gold knobs...)
This seems like some one off prototype thing that was never used (like the 1999-2000 purple one that he also gave away) donated and then horribly stored judging by the horrendous quality of the thing... My skin crawls just looking at the damage on and discolouring of the pickups...

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Reply #12 posted 11/09/17 3:04pm

Identity

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Reply #13 posted 11/09/17 3:34pm

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Reply #14 posted 11/09/17 11:21pm

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Wow, so this was one those electric blue ones with a lot of dust/dirt on it. Or was it one of his Blue Angels with dirt accents? That thing looks disgusting lol
I've never seen one with those tone and volume knobs though and the jack isn't centered like the other clouds.

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Reply #15 posted 11/11/17 8:07am

Latin

Check out the article published by cbcnews entitled "Prince guitar sells for record $700K US, says auction house":

http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4388365
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Reply #16 posted 11/12/17 3:24pm

Latin

Identity said:


Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #17 posted 11/13/17 9:34am

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Thank you.
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