Find of the Week: A Prince-Owned Thinline Tele?

Dig, if you will, a picture: this week's Find of the Week is a Fender Thinline Telecaster that was formerly owned by Prince and came straight from his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota. While there's no info on the year of the instrument, The Purple One owned this Tele throughout the '80s and it was customized for him by his personal luthier Chuck Orr according to the UK-based seller, Gear Emporium.

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Prince's Fender Thinline Telecaster

The instrument comes in one of Prince's personal hard cases with his early pre-symbol logo, as well as a document from Paisley Park Records stating its authenticity. It also comes with a signed photo of Prince that reads, "To Chuck Orr, the greatest guitar maker in the world." While several of Prince's famous Cloud guitars have appeared for sale, this appears to be the first Telecaster of his that has emerged—but perhaps that's just a sign o' the times.

Be sure to check out the full listing for more pictures and details, and to go crazy on an offer on this museum piece.

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