Prince’s yellow guitar up for sale at auction

Item has a opening bid of $30,000 (£20k)

A yellow guitar previously used and owned by Prince is set to be sold at auction.

The guitar is a custom guitar that the late music icon used during the the ’80s and ’90s. Its unusual shape became something of a symbol for the star. The guitar’s neck was broken in France during 1994 but later repaired.

The item will be sold by Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, California on June 24. It has an opening bid of $30,000 (£20k). See a photo of the guitar below.

“I’ve been a Prince fan since I was a little kid, and that guitar always stuck out to me because it was super cool and stylish,” said the guitar’s current owner Richard Leece.

“Unfortunately, as morbid as it is, when people pass, their items become more valuable,” Leece, who purchased the guitar for $30,000 a year ago, added. “I think something as valuable as this could be too risky to continue to have in my possession.”

Other items for sale include record sales awards belonging to Prince and a demo tape featuring the songs ‘Just As Long as We’re Together’, ‘My Love Is Forever’ and ‘Jelly Jam’.