Dec 14, 2017

The Classic Cloud

The latest from Dave Rusan at Rusan Guitar works! The beautiful classis white cloud guitar with gold hardware and gold fret & fret markers.  Stunning!


Dec 9, 2017

Cloud Mural!


Check out this awesome gy-normous prince / cloud guitar mural on display at the Weisman Art Museum by artist Rock Martinez! Yes the peach guitar might not have been around during the Purple Rain era / tour but I think we can let that slide!



Troy Gua - Weisman Art Museum


Troy I swear one of these days I'm gonna get there! Check out his awesome LPP art on display at the weisman art Museum.



Nov 26, 2017

The Royal Cloud

Here's another beautiful shot of a beautiful purple cloud guitar created by Dave Rusan! Sometimes it amazes me that out of all the colors Prince had the cloud guitar painted he never chose purple. This cloud is beautiful from end to end from the gold symbol fret markers to the purple on the knobs...sweet!  Great job Dave....I'm in awe!
Photo taken by Bob Cole

Chris Lowe's White Cloud

Beautiful photo of the white cloud guitar....and I still miss him too.



Nov 20, 2017

The Blue Angel Bass!

I mean really....how sweet is that! Basskilla is getting himself an awesome looking bass and I don't think I've ever seen a bass cloud it the Blue Anger colors before! Gonna wake up the heavens with that beast! Unique and Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pic's Killa! ....and you know you gotta get that Vette to carry it around right?




Not a Cloud....but Just as Cool!

I've seen replica's of the Blue Prince Flower telecaster guitar as they call it that Prince is seen playing in the "America" live video and thought it would be kind of cool to have one even though I'm more of a cloud lover....obviously. An online friend of mine who knows a lot more about this stuff than I do told me that this guitar was built by Sadowsky. I looked at every photo I could find trying to read the name on the head but it was nearly impossible. But I did find a web page for it....Link.  I thought about trying to find a Sadowsky label to put on the head to make it a little more authentic but since it wasn't really built by them I decided not to but I will get some better fret marker flowers for the neck.

So on May 1, 2017 I sent an e-mail to rareelectricguitar.com and asked about the price. They replied the same day with the price and that was that! They asked for $150 down and shipping was $69. In total it was $628.00. Not bad at all. Now I've never dealt with this company before or known anyone who has so it was a shot in the dark but they use PayPal so that felt a little more secure. By the 4th of may everything was clear to start the build and around the 15th they sent pics of it as it was being built.


About ten days later they sent some photos of the paint to make sure it was ok with me....at this point it wasn't clear coated yet so it looked a little raw but I understood that.


Everything seemed to be flowing along pretty well but I didn't hear anything from them for all of July but I was working so much during that time that I didn't really notice so on 1 Aug 1st I sent another e-mail asking for the status of the guitar. They sent another photo of the wiring going in but I thought it was strange that it took a month to do that so after a few e-mails back and forth I learned that two of the luthiers had been out sick but I was reassured that the guitar would be completed soon.


It was nearing the end of September when I got a pic of the completed guitar which looked great to me. They then sent me the info to pay the remainder of the order and then sent me the tracking numbers. Let me tell ya....trying to track this thing from the other side of the world wasn't easy.....I couldn't even pronounce mat of the names of the cities it went through! I'm guessing it got stuck in customs for awhile because it dropped completely off the radar for about two weeks then bam it was here....out of the blue! WHEW! It sounds great even though I'm not a guitar player by any stretch but it's good to know that it plays. The pickups are Wilkinson pickups but I'm sure if you would like another kind they would accommodate you but the price might change a little. I am truly happy with it and I'm sure it will feel right at home with the others!  Peace



And if LPP has one then I need one too! Troy Gua!




Nov 17, 2017

Peach On Display

A Peach cloud guitar is on display at the Target center in Minneapolis. It looks to me like it's one of the new Schecter clouds released earlier this year but it still looks great! This pic was posted by David Jack nelson.


Nov 12, 2017

O2 Exhibition

The original Bass Cloud on display. Photo credit goes to https://www.facebook.com/alex.demarseille.9


Dave Rusan's Guitar Works





The 700K Cloud

I know I'm late on this story but in the early 90's Prince reportedly donated a (Teal) cloud guitar to be auctioned off for earthquake relief. This cloud was built be Andy Beech. Originally it was expecting to go for an estimated $60 - $80,000. I guess he overachieved yet again! I was astounded that it went for 700K....Wow! I have never head it referred to as teal before either? Maybe it was a color he was toying with and then decided not to use it as he's known to do. The Blue angel is more of a sky blue or even a light blue to me but maybe over the years this one has just yellowed and got really dirty? The back of the cloud seems to be a little lighter (cleaner) like the Blue Angel would look like. The Rave blue seems way to dark to be the one that's being sold. In any case I hope whoever ended up with it really appreciates it I would love to own it but that is so far out of my league it's crazy! I still love seeing these guitars pop up and it gives us a little more insight into the history of the clouds and Prince.





Kazuo Takeda Art!

I have loved Kazuo's art for years....if you have never seen his work before please follow the link! I love the SOTT album cover and this is an amazing painting of it! Thank you Kazuo!



Oct 20, 2017

A Work of Art....the Gua Cloud

It looks good on U bruh! Seattle artist Troy Gua is someone who truly deserved to have a cloud guitar...not just any cloud but the iconic white cloud! It was recently given to him by his amazing wife Cathrine for his birthday.  Congratulations my friend! You have done so much for all of us in the Prince community and I thank you. 







Oct 13, 2017

Paisley Park's Yellow Cloud


Hi everyone,  I've recently posted some photos of the Peach cloud guitar that was offered for sale this year. This a photo of the yellow cloud that was for sale as well. It is identical in every way except for the color obviously! It was a much lighter shade of yellow than I was expecting. I have a yellow cloud I had got a few years ago which is a much deeper yellow but they both look great. When I get a chance I'll do a side by side pic!


Sep 27, 2017

Lady Jewel's Cloud Case

Hey everyone, I recently ordered a few cases for my clouds from Lady Jewel's. I have a few cloud guitars that I didn't have cases for so I got two of them and put my original 2000 white cloud in one. It was a really tight fit....I had to work it a little to get it to sit in the case properly. I think once the foam get broken in a little it will be fine. I have noticed over the years that clouds are slightly off depending on the luthier which is to be expected I think. The case has a pretty standard layout with a compartment for cables, pick's ect. I was surprised by the white fur interior but it looks really good! The outside has a purplish alligator finish on it....almost a little metallic looking.  If you have never dealt with Lady Jewels most of the guitar products come out of China......be prepared for a lot of Styrofoam in your living room!The cases go's for $115.00 at the moment.




Sep 23, 2017

Le Petit Prince Vol 2 Limited Edition!


If your a Prince fan on any level and a Troy Gua fan you will be in heaven! He is offering a second volume of LPP images! I can tell you that this is one of the highest quality books I have ever seen! Like all of Troy's art, pictures do not do it justice! 15% of  the proceeds of the sale of this artbook will be donated to John Muir Elementary visual arts program.

It's been hard to smile since Prince's passing but with Troy's weekly postings of LPP and all the other art he creates it gives us all something to smile about! Thank You Troy!

https://www.facebook.com/troygua

http://troygua.bigcartel.com/product/le-petit-prince-lpp-volume-2-ultimate-collector-s-limited-edition-artbook






The New Peach Cloud is Here!

Here are some pic's of the new PP, Schecter Diamond Series Peach cloud guitar. Stunning is an understatement. It's everything a cloud should be and more. it comes in it's own purple case and the inside is lined with purple fur as well! (Nice) It does come with the symbol fret markers instead of the original spade markers but I am ok with that! I did go back and look at the spec sheet and it indeed did say symbol fret markers. It does have a 9v battery compartment...the Rave blue cloud had this as well. Gold hardware and white SA/85 EMG pickups. There is a gold label right below the head on the back with the serial number and it says that it was manufactured  in S. Korea......I don't know if just the body was made there or the entire thing was made and painted and then put together in the USD or assembled in S. Korea but it's beautiful and that doesn't bother me in the slightest! I'm going to assume that the yellow cloud will be identical except for the color.....can't wait to see it! Congrats to everyone who was able to get one.








Sep 16, 2017

Get The Funk Up!


Would I dace with the Devil for that collection? Ooh Yeah, Ooh Yeah! Dave Bauchet has one of the best collections out there...stop teasing me with the Black Bat Cloud David! I love the guitar on (The Rapture) the Scandalous Sex Suite. Prince was killin it! Thanks for sharing this with us David!