Saturday, April 23, 2016

Guitar Hero (6): Prince (Taylor 612 CE)

The recent untimely passing of Prince has brought to the fore what a brilliant guitarist he was. Best known for iconic electric guitar riffs and grooves, here he is showing his amazing acoustic guitar feel on a custom purple Taylor grand concert guitar. This is from a short acoustic guitar set from the MTV special Prince: The Art of Musicology in 2004.

Prince featured this guitar as part of a more extended acoustic set throughout his Musicology tour in 2004. Taylor later issued a special limited run of these guitars, a purple Taylor 612 CE. It features a purple-stained select Spruce top and three-piece flame maple. They can still be found second-hand. Here is a recent listing on Reverb.

And how about that lucky fan to whom Prince gifted his purple guitar at the end of the set?! Classy.

R.I.P. oh purple one!