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Prince's Fender Stratocaster bought by Lewis Hamilton

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has bought Prince's Fender Stratocaster for $100,000.
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The gold Fender Stratocaster guitar of singer Prince has been sold for $100,000 (£61,125) to British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.

Talking about the purchase on George Lopez Tonight, a US chat show, the singer explained that he decided to let go of his Fender Stratocaster in order to raise money for charity.

But Prince admitted: "It will be hard to part with," despite the fact that environment, education and arts funds will now receive a hefty cash injection.

While most musicians will not be able to afford a gold version of the iconic guitar, there are still plenty of Fender Stratocasters designs that could catch their eye.

Such instruments come in a plethora of colours including blue, red, black, white and brown.

The news comes after it was revealed on the Gibson Lifestyle blog that Mick Taylor, guitarist in The Rolling Stones, enjoyed playing riffs on Gibson Les Paul electric guitars.

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Posted on 15 Apr 2011 08:19 to category : Instruments News

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