Prince‘s iconic “Blue Angel” Cloud 2 electric guitar fetched a whopping $563,500 at the Music Icons sale run by Julien’s Auctions on Friday, far exceeding the expected sale price.
Prince used the guitar in the 1980s and 1990s, the period during which he was at the height of stardom.
He reportedly began using the guitar, which features the “love” symbol on its neck, during the 1984 Purple Rain Tour. He alsoplayed the guitar during the Parade, Sing O’ the Times and Lovesexy tours.
Prince used it during the Diamonds and Pearls Tour and at Saturday Night Live’s “15th Anniversary Special” as well, according to a news release from Julien’s Auctions.
“The guitar is considered one of the most historically important guitars played by Prince that has ever come up for auction,” Julien’s Auctions said.
Earlier, in November 2017, Prince’s teal Cloud guitar sold for $700,000 and a custom made yellow Cloud guitar sold for $225,000 in May 2018.