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Prince's Yellow Cloud Electric Guitar

Prince's Yellow Cloud Electric Guitar

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Description
Custom-made in 1983 by the Minneapolis, Minn., firm of Knut-Koupee Enterprises, this electric guitar was designed and used by Prince. It was painted different colors over the years of its' use. 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
Object Name
guitar
date made
1983
user
Prince
maker
Haugen, Barry
Rusan, David
Knut-Koupee Enterprises, Inc.
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Physical Description
paint (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
brass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wood (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
ID Number
1993.0435.01
catalog number
1993.0435.01
accession number
1993.0435
Credit Line
Gift of Paisley Park Enterprises through Skip Johnson
subject
African American
Music
Musicians
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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