Prince's Yellow Cloud Electric Guitar

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
1989
ID Number
1993.0435.01
catalog number
1993.0435.01
accession number
1993.0435
Credit Line
Gift of Paisley Park Enterprises through Skip Johnson
Haugen, Barry
Rusan, David
Knut-Koupee Enterprises, Inc.
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
subject
African American
Music
Musicians
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Physical Description
wood; paint; plastic; brass; metals (overall material)
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
National Museum of American History
Object Name
guitar