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Prince guitar sells for record $700K US, says auction house

Blue teal 'Cloud' guitar was originally estimated to sell for between $60,000 - $80,000

Posted: November 05, 2017
Last Updated: November 05, 2017

A guitar which once belonged to the late musician Prince has sold for a record $700k US, according to Julien's Auctions. (Kevin Winter/Getty)

A bidding war resulted in a $700,000 US price tag for a Prince guitar — the highest price ever paid for one of the late icon's guitars, according to Julien's Auctions.

The guitar, pictured here, had an estimated value of $60,000 - $80,000. (Julien's Auctions)

The blue teal "Cloud" guitar went far above the $60,000 to $80,000 expected at the Saturday auction. The guitar was one of several items up for sale by rock legends.

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A Michael Jackson black and white rhinestone glove sold for $102,000 while a red snakeskin jacket in the mold of the one he wore in his Beat It video sold for $118,000.

An MTV Video Music Award Moonman won by Kurt Cobain went for $62,500. A Nehru shirt worn by Jimi Hendrix sold for $106,000, and handwritten lyrics to David Bowie's Starman sold for $81,000.