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Prince's Iconic Guitar

There's never been another performer like Prince, and the same can be said of his iconic yellow cloud guitar, donated to Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 1993. In this episode of This Object in History, we partner with Prince’s own ‘Paisley Park’ label to trace this particular model’s history–and we think it may have been the guitar from a key scene in ‘Purple Rain.’ Join us on a journey through the history of an iconic instrument, every bit as fascinating as the artist it belonged to. (08:26)

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