Prince’s electric blue guitar, mostly known as “Blue Angel” was sold on auction in Beverly Hills. This guitar was his main stage electric guitar from 1984 until 1993.
Auction event went on at the June 19-20 with an estimate of $400,000 – $600,000. “Blue Angel” did not disappoint because it was sold for an impressive $563,500.
Prince played the blue guitar with the artist’s “love” symbol on its neck beginning on the 1984 Purple Rain Tour. As well as on the classic albums “Lovesexy” and “Sign O’ The Times.”
The “Blue Angel” wasn’t the only big-ticket guitar sale at the Music Icons auction. Kurt Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic guitar, which he played at Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York concert, went for $6,010,000.
That figure makes the acoustic the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction, eclipsing the previous record-holder, David Gilmour’s 1969 Black Strat, which sold for $3,975,000 last year.
At the same auction, a macrame belt that Elvis Presley wore about 30 times on stage brought in nearly 10 times its expected price, with a final bid of $298,000. An ivory gown was worn by Madonna in her 1990 “Vogue” video sold for $179,200.
The identities of the buyers were not revealed.