Prince's iconic and rare Blue Angel Cloud guitar heads to auction

Prince’s iconic and rare ‘Blue Angel’ Cloud guitar heads to auction and is expected to go for at least $500K: ‘It is the most significant ever’

  •  It will hit the block next month as part of Julien’s Auctions Music Icons event
  • The auction house originally did not know what they had and believed that it would go for $100K but after finding out the history of it they believe it will go for at least $500K 
  • The guitar has undergone several transformations as it has been white, peach, light blue, yellow, and finally electric blue this the nickname ‘Blue Angel’ 
  • As the company was auctioning off a pre-1993 model, author and Cloud guitar expert John Woodland had reached out to Julien’s as he believed that it could have been the ever elusive 1984 ‘Blue Angel’
  • The guitar had been played on several key moments in the legendary musician’s career including his 1984 to 1985 Purple Rain Your and even on Saturday Night Live
  • Prince died in 2016 from an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota 
  • Julien’s Auctions Music Icons event is set to launch on June 19th and 20th 

One of Prince’s most iconic guitars is up for auction and will earn something in the six-digit range.

The When Doves Cry hitmaker’s iconic ‘Blue Angel’ Cloud guitar from 1984 will hit the block next month as part of Julien’s Auctions Music Icons event.

The auction house originally did not know what they had and believed that it would go for $100K but after finding out the history of it they believe it will go for at least $500K. 

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Legend: One of Prince’s most iconic guitars is up for auction and will earn something in the six-digit range, as he is seen in 1989

Gorgeous: The When Doves Cry hitmaker’s iconic ‘Blue Angel’ Cloud guitar from 1984 will hit the block next month as part of Julien’s Auctions Music Icons event 

Auction house founder and president Darren Julien is certain the piece is a must-have for serious music memorabilia collectors as he said: ‘It’s the most significant Prince guitar that’ll ever come up for auction.’

The guitar has undergone several transformations as it has been white, peach, light blue, yellow, and finally electric blue this the nickname ‘Blue Angel.’ 

Consulting specialist for Julien’s told Rolling Stone: ‘In a sea of Clouds — because there are a lot of them — the thing that brings a collectible guitar the most value is how much mojo it has.

Treasure: The auction house originally did not know what they had and believed that it would go for $100K but after finding out the history of it they believe it will go for at least $500K, Prince is seen in LOndon back in 1992

Transformative: The guitar has undergone several transformations as it has been white, peach, light blue, yellow, and finally electric blue this the nickname ‘Blue Angel,’ he is seen in Minneapolis in March 1986

‘Prince came into the collective consciousness in the Eighties and this was one of his primary performance guitars at that time. So it’s got a lot of mojo.’

As the company was auctioning off a pre-1993 model, author and Cloud guitar expert John Woodland had reached out to Julien’s as he believed that it could have been the ever elusive 1984 ‘Blue Angel.’

According to the publication, Andy Beech has been producing Cloud guitars since 1993 but before that there were four original guitars created that were distinctly unique and this was one of them.

What a piece: The guitar had been played on several key moments in the legendary musician’s career including his 1984 to 1985 Purple Rain Your and even on Saturday Night Live, he is seen here performing in London as part of his Nude your back in July 1990

Woodland is no stranger to prince as he had done conservation work on his guitars at Paisley Park and is currently working on a book about the Cloud model.

He told Rolling Stone that the whereabouts of the instrument had been unknown until it turned up in auction as he said: ‘I’d heard rumors that it was in Holland.’

According to the publication, Julien declined to say where the guitar has been over the past few decades but do say that the instrument has been part of a private collection  and that it was gifted by Prince to the current owner.

Sad: Prince died in 2016 from an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, he is seen at the AMA Awards in November 2015

The guitar had been played on several key moments in the legendary musician’s career including his 1984 to 1985 Purple Rain Your and even on Saturday Night Live.

 Prince died in 2016 from an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

His stuff is not the only iconic memorabilia which will be part of the auction as there will also be pieces from The Beatles, Nirvana, Madonna, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Elton John, Whitney Houston, and so much more.

Julien’s Auctions Music Icons event is set to launch on June 19th and 20th. 

In the sun: His stuff is not the only iconic memorabilia which will be part of the auction as there will also be pieces from Nirvana (pictured in 1994), The Beatles, Madonna, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Elton John, Whitney Houston, and so much more

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