Indianapolis Colts Owner Buys Prince’s Yellow Cloud Guitar
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has purchased the Yellow Cloud electric guitar that Prince used in numerous concerts until the mid-1990s.
The NFL football team owner and collector of musical instruments paid $137,500 for the guitar at an auction in Beverly Hills Saturday.
Heritage Auctions, which conducted the auction, says the solid body guitar was a favorite of the late musician from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.
Prince died on April 21 at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota of an accidental overdose of fentanyl.
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Irsay also has instruments once owned by musicians Jerry Garcia of Grateful Dead, John Lennon and Ringo Starr of The Beatles and singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.
The auction also featured other Prince-related memorabilia.