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.
Currently not on view
African American
National Museum of American History
Haugen, Barry
Rusan, David
Knut-Koupee Enterprises, Inc.
Credit Line
Gift of Paisley Park Enterprises through Skip Johnson
Physical Description
wood; paint; plastic; brass; metals (overall material)
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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Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
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Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History