How much would you pay for one of Prince or Jimi Hendrix’s guitars?

They go under the hammer on December 15

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Two guitars, once owned by Jimi Hendrix and Prince, are up for auction.

The sale will take place Thursday, December 15 at 12 midday at Bonhams, Knightsbridge.

Jimi Hendrix’s guitar – estimated at £80,000-120,000 – will lead the sale. An Epiphone acoustic in sunburst finish, it was in Hendrix’s possession for almost three years. He then gave the guitar to Blue Mink’s Alan Parker in 1970. It was subsequently used on recordings including those by Dusty Springfield, Walker Brothers, Blue Mink, Paul McCartney and David Bowie.


Prince’s Cloud Guitar is estimated at £25,000-30,000. He used the Cloud model throughout his career, re-spraying the colour to co- ordinate with new looks. This Cloud was taken on the Act I & II, Prince and the New Power Generation Tours of 1993.

Other highlights include a silk jacket worn on stage (London Palladium, 22 January 1967) by Keith Richards, estimated at £10,000-15,000, and an Imperial Bösendorfer concert grand piano played by Queen, Coldplay, Robbie Williams and Talk Talk, estimated at £20,000-30,000.

The January 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on the Rolling Stones, plus a free CD of the year’s best music featuring Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Wilco, Bon Iver, Angel Olsen, Margo Price, Teenage Fanclub and more. Elsewhere in the issue, there’s Uncut’s review of 2016 – the 75 Best Albums and 30 Best Reissues alongside our films and books of the year. Plus Gillian Welch, Drive-By Truckers, Phil Collins, Ryley Walker, Chuck Berry, Neil Young, Kate Bush, Frank Zappa, 75 Dollar Bill, Dave Mason and more plus 108 reviews


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