Prince's Yellow Cloud Electric Guitar

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Custom-made in 1989 by the Minneapolis, Minn., firm of Knut-Koupee Enterprises, this Yellow-cloud electric guitar was designed and used by Prince. The musician's distinctive personal symbol adorns both the top and the side of the fingerboard. Custom work for famous instrumentalists and musicians provides an important marketing tool for small-scale guitar makers.
Location
Currently not on view
subject
African American
Blacks
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Haugen, Barry
Rusan, David
Knut-Koupee Enterprises, Inc.
Credit Line
Gift of Paisley Park Enterprises through Skip Johnson
Measurements
overall: 38 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 97.79 cm x 29.21 cm x 6.985 cm
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
1989
Object Name
guitar
ID Number
1993.0435.01
catalog number
1993.0435.01
accession number
1993.0435
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History