Prince's most famous guitar is the Hohner Madcat, a Tele-style guitar with a natural finish. Prince acquired this guitar in 1980 and became his preferred guitar in the studio. It was also used on many of his concert tours. Prince also had a number of Sadowsky copies of the Madcat. Other famous guitars include the Dave Rusan Cloud Guitar (seen in the Purple Rain film), Auerswald Symbol and Model C guitars, a series of custom Fender Stratocasters and Epiphone Emperor Thinline and Ibanez GB-12 "George Benson" archtop guitars.
Prince's acoustic guitars include the Sigma SE-19, Gibson Chet Atkins SST and a Taylor 612CE.
For a full list of guitars, please see our Prince's Guitars page. To find out the guitars used on a specific album or tour, please see our Browse by Era page.
Browse our Interactive Rig Diagrams for every era of Prince's career.