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Prince's Yellow Cloud Electric Guitar

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Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History
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
Maker
Haugen, Barry
Rusan, David
Knut-Koupee Enterprises, Inc.
Date Made
1989
Credit Line
Gift of Paisley Park Enterprises through Skip Johnson
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
Object Type
guitar
Subject
African American
Blacks
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
ID Number
1993.0435.01
Catalog Number
1993.0435.01
Accession Number
1993.0435
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History