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Purple Gus Guitar

Gus Guitars

Just before his untimely death, Prince received a ‘Purple Special’ guitar from Gus Guitars. He enjoyed playing it so much, he commissioned them to build a bass version.

Based on the G3 model, the bass features chrome fibre elements, holographic gold fibre inlays and metalwork adorned with 22-carat gold plating.

Truly fit for a prince, it includes a Gus Tube humbucker and single coil pickups with a three-band active EQ.

The Gus G1 ‘White Special’ has a body made of carbon fibre composite and includes handmade aluminium hardware, hand-wound pickups and aluminium tube frames. A model favoured by Bruno Mars, the guitar is also 22-carat gold plated.

Using aluminium grade 6063T6 to create the aluminium tube frames, featured on both models, Pipecraft was honoured to work with Gus Guitars.