Custom guitar from Prince’s 1980s prime sells for $563,500

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Prince Performs During Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show 2007. (Photo: NFL)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A guitar played by Prince at the height of his stardom has sold for more than $500,000 at auction.

His Blue Angel Cloud 2 electric guitar went Friday for much more than the top estimate of $200,000 it was expected to fetch at the Music Icons sale at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.

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Prince played the guitar starting on his 1984 Purple Rain Tour and used it into the early 1990s.

A belt that Elvis Presley wore about 30 times on stage sold for nearly $300,000. The gown that Madonna wore in her 1990 “Vogue” video sold for nearly $180,000.