LOS ANGELES — A bidding war resulted in a $700,000 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 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.

A Michael Jackson black and white rhinestone glove sold for $102,000 while a red snakeskin jacket in the mould of the one he wore in his “Beat It” video sold for $118,000. A MTV Video Music Award Moonman won by Kurt Cobain went for $62,500; a Nehru shirt worn by Jimmy Hendrix sold for $106,000, and handwritten lyrics to David Bowie’s “Starman” was sold for $81,000.

A guitar used by the musician Prince is displayed during a preview of the Julien’s Auctions event of Icons and Idols: Rock N Roll 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA, 30 October 2017. The items to be auctioned on 07 November include a Prince guitar, Michael Jackson jackets and many others. EPA/EUGENE GARCIA




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