In the news surrounding Prince’s death, the last guitar that was made for the musician was revealed. The beautiful electric purple guitar was made by Simon Farmer, owner of ‘Gus Guitars’. According to The Argus, Prince’s management had contacted the guitar maker to create the guitar a few weeks before the singer’s death. Prince got to play that guitar, five days before his death.
“Like every other lover of music, guitar and all things funky, I was deeply shocked to hear the news about Prince”, Farmer wrote on his Facebook page, “It was particularly poignant for me though as one of the last known photos of Prince pictures him showing off a guitar I'd built for him to an audience at Paisley Park.
“The Purple Special guitar I built for Prince was the ultimate expression of my G1 design and he had only had it for 6 weeks. Focussed as he was on solo piano recently, I was nevertheless so looking forward to seeing him rip it up on that guitar as only he could and am devastated to think that won't happen now.
“He liked the design and had asked if I could make him a bass version. I sent some pictures for him to look at and he ordered a black and gold four string which I'd just started building over the last few days. He'd left the specification to me and I had some ideas for it that I think he would have liked and would have made for a cool bass, So I feel his loss personally, even though I never met him and mourn the passing of one of the greatest musicians and guitarists ever.”