Prince's Yellow Cloud Electric Guitar

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subject
African American
Blacks
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
maker
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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Exhibition
Exhibit:
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Description
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.
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
date made
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