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Thread started 11/25/16 3:39pm

rubymoon53

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You can now pre-order a cloud guitar

I just saw this post on my Facebook newsfeed:: DR. FUNKENBERRY'S CELEBRI...S FAN PAGE
14 mins ยท

Signature model Cloud guitars are coming to @PaisleyPark check out the flyer! https://t.co/linx8eQakI #PRINCE4EVER #purplearmy

No matter your age, pursue your dreams so that you will LIVE.
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Reply #1 posted 11/25/16 4:10pm

Se7en

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I'm curious to hear the first reports back about this guitar. I'm interested but it's more of a dream than a reality at the moment.

Wonder if these are the NPGMC Schecter replicas? Maybe Prince had a stash of them in Paisley Park. Would explain why only white and blue are available (I'd be torn between white and peach).
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Reply #2 posted 11/25/16 4:54pm

rubymoon53

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I would be torn between white (as seen in Purple Rain), blue, and peach (wasn't it in the SOTT movie?). If I had the funds, I would pre-order blue mainly because blue is my favorite color.

.I wonder how much of an interest there will be for the cloud guitar?

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Reply #3 posted 11/25/16 10:15pm

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Hmmmmm....I got a beautiful cloud replica a few months ago. Blue angel with symbol fret inlays. A little steep price...
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Reply #4 posted 11/26/16 6:24am

Noodled24

Se7en said:

I'm curious to hear the first reports back about this guitar. I'm interested but it's more of a dream than a reality at the moment. Wonder if these are the NPGMC Schecter replicas? Maybe Prince had a stash of them in Paisley Park. Would explain why only white and blue are available (I'd be torn between white and peach).


I think the flyer says that the guitars have the symbol fret markers? So they're already better than the blue on sitting on the Purple Piano @Paisley.

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Reply #5 posted 11/26/16 7:20am

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Noodled24 said:



Se7en said:


I'm curious to hear the first reports back about this guitar. I'm interested but it's more of a dream than a reality at the moment. Wonder if these are the NPGMC Schecter replicas? Maybe Prince had a stash of them in Paisley Park. Would explain why only white and blue are available (I'd be torn between white and peach).


I think the flyer says that the guitars have the symbol fret markers? So they're already better than the blue on sitting on the Purple Piano @Paisley.



Yes! That is what I've read too. Beautiful!
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #6 posted 11/26/16 8:16am

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https://i.imgur.com/v1C3zbe.jpg

My cloud guitar.
[Edited 11/26/16 8:17am]
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Reply #7 posted 11/26/16 8:24am

madison

I bought mine online for $700 and they made it brand-new... he always ripped his fans off ..

Google cloud guitar

Making money off a dead man

Fuck that ๐Ÿ˜
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Reply #8 posted 11/26/16 8:26am

phatphuk





As much as I love guitars, I would feel like a giant poser playing such an iconic guitar in a real stage performance โ€” in front of a real audience โ€” clad in the standard T-shirt and knee-length shorts.



Now if they could somehow create an interface that would let me plug it into my Wiiโ„ข โ€” and trade licks with Dez via Guitar Heroโ„ข โ€” then I might be a buyer at closer to the $100 mark.



Otherwise, $1,750 plus shipping is kinda steep for a conversation piece in the corner of a man-cave โ€” that after three months will be eventually pressed into service as a clothes hamper.



A year and a half from now, you'll be able to get 'em on eBay for a quarter of the current asking price. Mark my words.







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Reply #9 posted 11/26/16 8:33am

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I'd rather spend a little extra and get a Madcat.

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Reply #10 posted 11/26/16 8:47am

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madison said:

I bought mine online for $700 and they made it brand-new... he always ripped his fans off ..

Google cloud guitar

Making money off a dead man

Fuck that ๐Ÿ˜

--- You realize that money is needed by the estate to keep Paisley Park open. If you can't afford something does not mean a rip-off is taking place.
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Reply #11 posted 11/26/16 8:50am

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phatphuk said:








As much as I love guitars, I would feel like a giant poser playing such an iconic guitar in a real stage performance โ€” in front of a real audience โ€” clad in the standard T-shirt and knee-length shorts.





Now if they could somehow create an interface that would let me plug it into my Wiiโ„ข โ€” and trade licks with Dez via Guitar Heroโ„ข โ€” then I might be a buyer at closer to the $100 mark.





Otherwise, $1,750 plus shipping is kinda steep for a conversation piece in the corner of a man-cave โ€” that after three months will be eventually pressed into service as a clothes hamper.





A year and a half from now, you'll be able to get 'em on eBay for a quarter of the current asking price. Mark my words.












I Warsh Myself With A Rag On A Stick!


-/ A troll and a know nothing. Do us all a favor and go else where we know who you are. You are rooting for everything Prince related to fail. We get it.
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Reply #12 posted 11/26/16 8:52am

rogifan

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madison said:

I bought mine online for $700 and they made it brand-new... he always ripped his fans off ..

Google cloud guitar

Making money off a dead man

Fuck that ๐Ÿ˜

If somebody is willing to pay that price then it is not a rip off.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever ๐Ÿ’œ
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Reply #13 posted 11/26/16 9:14am

Latin

rubymoon53 said:









I just saw this post on my Facebook newsfeed::
DR. FUNKENBERRY'S CELEBRI...S FAN PAGE
14 mins ยท









Signature model Cloud guitars are coming to @PaisleyPark check out the flyer! https://t.co/linx8eQakI #PRINCE4EVER #purplearmy





Awesome.
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Reply #14 posted 11/26/16 10:21am

phatphuk



bluegangsta said:



I'd rather spend a little extra and get a Madcat.





A while back, I saw Ronnie Wood โ€” in a documentary about the Stones' Cuba gig โ€” playing this one kick-ass-looking guitar, during Satisfaction. No idea what make it was. But it just sounded KILLER!. And it looked even cooler than it sounded!



If I could ever find one, I would pay a couple grand for one of those. Whatever it was.







I Warsh Myself With A Rag On A Stick!

    “Sometimes People Don't Want To Hear The Truth Because They Don't Want Their Illusions Destroyed” — Friedrich Nietzsche 
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Reply #15 posted 11/26/16 10:50am

bonatoc

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laurarichardson said:

madison said:
I bought mine online for $700 and they made it brand-new... he always ripped his fans off .. Google cloud guitar Making money off a dead man Fuck that ๐Ÿ˜
--- You realize that money is needed by the estate to keep Paisley Park open. If you can't afford something does not mean a rip-off is taking place.



Correct. At least it's music related.
I mean, Symbol ping-pong balls, really?

The only trouble is, if you ever go to the stage with this, the reference would be so blatant that you'd better be one hell of an axe grinder, because the audience is going to have huge expectations.
And even if you are, you're going to sound and look mimicking.
We're far from the creative ethic of the Man.

I think the best use for these instruments is for bars and venues owners, who want to give their joint a Hard Rock Cafรฉ touch with a (n expensive) decorative item.

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Reply #16 posted 11/26/16 11:37am

mynameisnotsus
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floralelephants said:

https://i.imgur.com/v1C3zbe.jpg

My cloud guitar.
[Edited 11/26/16 8:17am]


Nice - I'd love one
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Reply #17 posted 11/26/16 12:07pm

injuredpinky

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According to a recent email from Paisley Park, these will be made by Schecter, so they should be quality guitars, although $1700 is definitely not custom shop quality. It's interesting that on the Schecter Cloud page, they talk about respecting Prince's wishes and never reproducing them. Perhaps they can make an exception for the estate. confused

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I imagine people that don't play could want one for display, but be deterred by the price. Whereas people like me that do play usually need to be able to try it out first. I have to do that with every guitar I buy, to get an idea of how it plays/feels/resonates/etc. Either way it seems like a purchase of faith, but an exciting purchase nonetheless.

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Reply #18 posted 11/26/16 12:35pm

darkroman

Literally from the moment Prince died people were petrified his music was now going to be exploited in TV commercials - shock horror - that was the very worse of it!.

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But now Prince would be spinning mad!

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I can't believe how much people are out to exploit his legacy!

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What next...? a Prince doll, curtains and bedding set, slippers, paper plates....

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When Prince music is finally used in commericals, people will become so desensitised, that the first reaction will be "that's not bad after all".

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I'm ashamed of all those people exploting his name!

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Reply #19 posted 11/26/16 12:40pm

purplethunder3
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What's wrong with selling Cloud guitars? Prince sold 'em at one time...

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Reply #20 posted 11/26/16 12:45pm

phatphuk



injuredpinky said:



According to a recent email from Paisley Park, these will be made by Schecter, so they should be quality guitars, although $1700 is definitely not custom shop quality. It's interesting that on the Schecter Cloud page, they talk about respecting Prince's wishes and never reproducing them. Perhaps they can make an exception for the estate. confused



I imagine people that don't play could want one for display, but be deterred by the price. Whereas people like me that do play usually need to be able to try it out first. I have to do that with every guitar I buy, to get an idea of how it plays/feels/resonates/etc. Either way it seems like a purchase of faith, but an exciting purchase nonetheless.





Good point, injuredpinky.



Another thing I would bear in mind as a player if I was thinking about pulling the trigger on one โ€” Anybody buying one of these, I hope they're shit-hot lead guys. Because playing badly on a Japanese Strat is one thing. But playing amatuerishly on a guitar like Prince's, is only going to raise your suckage quotient exponentially โ€” in the eyes and ears of your audience โ€” if you ain't really Brangin' It.



I Warsh Myself With A Rag On A Stick!

    “Sometimes People Don't Want To Hear The Truth Because They Don't Want Their Illusions Destroyed” — Friedrich Nietzsche 
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Reply #21 posted 11/26/16 12:58pm

mynameisnotsus
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purplethunder3121 said:

What's wrong with selling Cloud guitars? Prince sold 'em at one time...



This. He sold them himself. Plus when was the last time he actually played a cloud? 15+ years?
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Reply #22 posted 11/26/16 1:18pm

SimonCharles

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mynameisnotsusan said:

purplethunder3121 said:

What's wrong with selling Cloud guitars? Prince sold 'em at one time...

This. He sold them himself. Plus when was the last time he actually played a cloud? 15+ years?

This is what I thought too...ish and then I started a thread http://prince.org/msg/7/435182 and then I got reminded he had played them quite frequently.

It's good to know I'm not the only one who missed Prince and his cloud!

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Reply #23 posted 11/26/16 1:34pm

mynameisnotsus
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ONA is 14 years ago so I wasn't too far off - I was thinking the Rave dvd. Anytime Prince put his hands near a guitar of any description I was happy headbang but the cloud is pretty special cloud9
Maybe I will get one - wonder what the shipping will be? hmmm
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Reply #24 posted 11/26/16 2:14pm

injuredpinky

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phatphuk said:



injuredpinky said:



According to a recent email from Paisley Park, these will be made by Schecter, so they should be quality guitars, although $1700 is definitely not custom shop quality. It's interesting that on the Schecter Cloud page, they talk about respecting Prince's wishes and never reproducing them. Perhaps they can make an exception for the estate. confused



I imagine people that don't play could want one for display, but be deterred by the price. Whereas people like me that do play usually need to be able to try it out first. I have to do that with every guitar I buy, to get an idea of how it plays/feels/resonates/etc. Either way it seems like a purchase of faith, but an exciting purchase nonetheless.





Good point, injuredpinky.



Another thing I would bear in mind as a player if I was thinking about pulling the trigger on one โ€” Anybody buying one of these, I hope they're shit-hot lead guys. Because playing badly on a Japanese Strat is one thing. But playing amatuerishly on a guitar like Prince's, is only going to raise your suckage quotient exponentially โ€” in the eyes and ears of your audience โ€” if you ain't really Brangin' It.



I Warsh Myself With A Rag On A Stick!

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LOL. That's true. Getting a signature guitar is inviting embarrasment. I knew someone back in college who bought a Van Halen striped replica guitar as his first guitar. He never played before, but said he was going to learn Eruption straight up. In the meantime, everyone that saw it of course asked him to play some Eddie. Which he couldn't. He couldn't play anything at all. He eventually took it home, and said he was worried about it getting stolen. In reality I think he was tired of getting embarrased.

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Reply #25 posted 11/26/16 2:37pm

Bishop31

I'm interested if this is a "Bolt-on" or "Neck-through" build. Also the type of wood. Maple neck and body?

I emailed Paisley Park these questions, so I'm looking forward to learning the quality of this guitar. If it's legit specs, I may take the bait. smile

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Reply #26 posted 11/26/16 2:46pm

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Bishop31 said:

I'm interested if this is a "Bolt-on" or "Neck-through" build. Also the type of wood. Maple neck and body?

I emailed Paisley Park these questions, so I'm looking forward to learning the quality of this guitar. If it's legit specs, I may take the bait. smile

Would you buy a "bolt on" build?

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Reply #27 posted 11/26/16 2:58pm

Bishop31

purplethunder3121 said:

Bishop31 said:

I'm interested if this is a "Bolt-on" or "Neck-through" build. Also the type of wood. Maple neck and body?

I emailed Paisley Park these questions, so I'm looking forward to learning the quality of this guitar. If it's legit specs, I may take the bait. smile

Would you buy a "bolt on" build?

I own "Bolt-on" guitars, and they sound great. But, if I'm paying $1,750 for a guitar, I'd rather it be closer to the specs of Prince's Cloud. His was "Neck-Through" and Maple Body.

If they don't even match those simple specs, then I would reconsider buying it. Not because it's a bad guitar, but it would be a huge downgrade to the original. For that much money, they should provide a High Quality Replica.

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Reply #28 posted 11/26/16 5:02pm

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Bishop31 said:

I'm interested if this is a "Bolt-on" or "Neck-through" build. Also the type of wood. Maple neck and body?

I emailed Paisley Park these questions, so I'm looking forward to learning the quality of this guitar. If it's legit specs, I may take the bait. smile

If you get the specs on it, be sure to share them here. I'm sure there would be others here who would like to know also. smile

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Reply #29 posted 11/26/16 8:11pm

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I wish they would sell a replica Hohner guitar. That's what I most associate with Prince and it was the guitar he played the most for the majority of his career.
Paisley Park is in your heart
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