The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction Spring 2023
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Prince Owned & Played Yellow Schecter Cloud Guitar. A Beautiful yellow cloud guitar owned and used by Prince. This particular guitar was part of Prince's inventory and was used during performances and rehearsals. It was also a main part of testing due to it being a prototype for the Schecter range that he had commissioned for general sale.

This guitar was assigned an inhouse PRN MUSIC CORP serial number of PM 16231 which is clearly labelled and displayed on the inside cavity cover on the back of the guitar. What is also rare about the guitar is that it was the prototype and therefore does not contain the stamped Schecter serial number below the 'Diamond Series' logo on the headstock, this is due to it being built for Prince himself rather than general sale. It was instead entered into the PRN MUSIC CORP inventory.

The guitar is finished in yellow with symbol inlays which was said to have been one of Prince's favourite combinations for the cloud. It also comes with a hard flight case with a soft purple lining. Please note: The flight case did not belong to Prince and was purchased by the original owner at a later date for storage purposes.

The guitar comes with a signed letter of provenance from the consignor who acquired the guitar from a previous employee of Prince. Per the employee, "I worked for Prince as a guitar technician for a little over a year and a half. Around this time he was commissioning the line of 'Manufactured exclusively for NPG' Schecter range. This guitar was one sent to Prince for testing and approval. You will notice with this being a prototype for testing that it does not have the 'Manufactured for NPG or Schecter serial number' on the headstock. Instead, this was assigned an official 'PRN Music Corp' serial number of 16231 which sits inside the battery panel. I witnessed Prince testing the guitar on several occasions and during rehearsals for two separate in house shows. I would set this guitar up for Prince during those times among several other guitars. His approval was eventually given for the NPG line after some adjustments were made. Although Prince was very demanding, he was great to work for, incredible to see in action and very generous. At the end of my time with him, he allowed me to keep 16231 and since then the only change that was made to the guitar was replacing the Seymour Duncan pickups to the preference of EMG and I purchased my own flight case to store it in, however, it has remained unplayed and in storage since my time with Prince". The original owner was involved with assisting in productions and testing over a period of around 18 months and witnessed the guitar being used on several occasions with testing, rehearsals and live in house performances. An incredible piece of Prince history. Prince can be seen playing similar guitars on stage. Also comes with a Gotta Have Rock and Roll Certificate of Authenticity.
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Minimum Bid: $40,000
Final Bid: $40,000
Estimate: $100,000 - $200,000
Number of Bids:1
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