Prince's Yellow Cloud Electric Guitar

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.
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Object Name
date made
Haugen, Barry
Rusan, David
Knut-Koupee Enterprises, Inc.
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
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
African American
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History

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