Prince’s Custom Guitar From the 1980s Brings Big Dollars at Auction

A custom guitar played by Prince at the height of his stardom in the 1980s and 1990s has sold for a staggering $563,500 at auction.

Prince’s Custom Guitar From the 1980s Brings Big Dollars at Auction

A custom guitar played by Prince at the height of his stardom in the 1980s and 1990s has sold for a staggering $563,500 at auction.

The “Blue Angel” Cloud 2 electric guitar skyrocketed beyond the estimate of $100,000 to $200,000 it was expected to fetch at the Music Icons sale run by Julien’s Auctions on Friday (June 19) and Saturday in Beverly Hills.

Prince played the blindingly blue guitar with the artist’s “love” symbol on its neck beginning on the 1984 Purple Rain Tour, on the classic albums Lovesexy and Sign O’ The Times. He used it into the early 1990s.

Archivists going through Prince’s possessions at his Paisley Park home and musical headquarters in Minnesota recently found the guitar that was thought to be lost during the four years since his death from an overdose at age 57. A similar Prince guitar sold for $700,000 in 2016.

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 worn by Madonna in her 1990 “Vogue” video sold for $179,200.

The identities of the buyers were not revealed.

Items still to be sold Saturday included Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics to the Beatles song “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.”

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Luke Bryan Debuts ‘Build Me a Daddy’ Live on ‘The Tonight Show’: Watch

Luke Bryan pulled on heartstrings with a performance of 'Build Me a Daddy' just in time for Father's Day weekend.

Luke Bryan Debuts ‘Build Me a Daddy’ Live on ‘The Tonight Show’: Watch

Luke Bryan pulled on heartstrings with a performance of “Build Me a Daddy” just in time for Father’s Day weekend.

The country star offered a live take of the new song with a poignant, socially distanced performance for The Tonight Show Thursday night (June 18).

“A boy walks past a window of a glowing ‘open’ sign/ Full of wooden toys and trucks and painted trains/ Rings a bell up on the counter, hands a picture to the man/ Of a kid beside a soldier smilin’ away/ Said, ‘Sir, I’ve heard you can build anything’/ ‘Could you build me a daddy?'” Bryan asks in the first verse of the emotional ballad, from the perspective of a child who’s lost his father.

“Strong as Superman/ Make him ten feet tall with a southern drawl/ And a crooked smile if you can/ I sure miss him/ Maybe you could bring him back/ If I walked in with him, it’d sure make mama happy/ If you could build me a daddy,” he sings in the chorus.

“Build Me a Daddy” will be on Bryan’s new album Born Here Live Here Die Here, out Aug. 7.

Watch his performance below.

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