The two musicians were intrigued by the custom bass guitar with hand-carved curves and swirls, which resembled a classical instrument more than one you would see in the hands of a rock or funk musician. In 1983, when it came time for Prince to choose an instrument to play in his first film, he brought the Cloud bass to a young Minneapolis luthier named Dave Rusan, who worked at Prince's favorite local guitar shop, Knut Koupee Music.
Recreating the bass as a prop to use in the film took months, and only four copies of the original white Cloud Guitar were made by Rusan - but his Cloud Guitars laid the groundwork for one of the most intriguing stage instruments of the 1980s. Dave Rusan understood the signi? Cance of a well-crafted guitar to an artist like Prince. It's so much more than just part of a costume. It's a means of expression, power, identity.Inlays: Black Prince Love Symbols. Scale: 24.75 (628.65mm).
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