One of Prince prized possessions – a yellow guitar – will be up for sale in an auction in Beverly Hills next month.
The bright yellow and uniquely shaped guitar was used by the late singer to perform tunes such as “Cream” and “Gett Off.” The guitar was one of several custom guitars Prince used in the 1980s and 1990s, Billboard noted.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Heritage Auctions is selling one of Prince’s “Yellow Cloud” electric guitars beginning June 24 with an opening bid of $30,000.
“One glimpse and you have no doubt that this is Prince’s guitar,” said Heritage Auctions’ Director of Music Memorabilia Garry Shrum.
“Prince was rarely photographed without an electric guitar strapped to his body. As celebrity stage-used instruments go, this piece is as unique as Beethoven’s piano or John Coltrane’s saxophone,” Shrum added.
The Heritage Auctions wrote on its official website: “The guitar and case are accompanied by an LOA from Prince’s former guitar technician Zeke Clark and seven Prince guitar picks of six different designs and colors. Overall in Fair to Good condition. The neck has been expertly repaired and the guitar is otherwise Excellent in appearance.”
Another “yellow cloud” guitar of the late artist is currently on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, other Prince memorabilia at the Beverly Hills auction include record sales awards and an original demo tape complete with a track list handwritten by the singer himself. The tack lick include “Just as Long as We’re Together,” ”My Love Is Forever” and “Jelly Jam.” Also included in the auction is the 1984 Platinum Record sales award given to the star for “Purple Rain,” the Telegraph added.
The auction of Prince items will take place on June 24 and 25.
The “Purple Rain” hitmaker died late last month at age 57. A private memorial service that took place moments after the singer’s death. It was earlier reported that a Minnesota doctor had been treating Prince for withdrawal symptoms from opioid addiction, a few weeks before his death.