Prince guitar to be auctioned with opening bid of $30K

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FIle photo: Prince performs at the Open Air SCG Show in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)

File photo: Prince performs at the Open Air SCG Show in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — A bright yellow, uniquely shaped guitar used by Prince to perform such tunes as “Cream” and “Gett Off” is going up for auction.

Heritage Auctions is selling one of the late artist’s “yellow cloud” electric guitars beginning June 24 with an opening bid of $30,000. The guitar was one of several custom guitars Prince used in the 1980s and 1990s.

Other Prince items at the Beverly Hills auction will include record sales awards and an original demo tape featuring the songs “Just as Long as We’re Together,” ”My Love Is Forever” and “Jelly Jam.”

Another “yellow cloud” guitar is on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Prince was found dead April 21 at age 57 in his Paisley Park recording complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota.