"It's amazing what you can do if you try..." - join us for part 2 of our interview with Dave Rusan, who made Prince's iconic white cloud guitar for the movie Purple Rain.
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1mins30s - Wishing he could have spoken to Prince during the making of his Cloud guitar, the instrument specs, and making something great instinctually.
3mins30s - Guitar specific questions for Dave on the Cloud guitar and how it was made - how much was stock, and what was bespoke?
5mins - Prince and his heavy strings, and Takumi the guitar tech.
6mins20s - One month and a half to come up with a world famous guitar!
9mins30s - Wendy Melvoin's clear body guitar...and the story behind it.
12mins - Sam asks Dave how he felt when he first saw Prince play the guitar in the movie...and also when he first saw Prince playing the cloud guitar live.
13mins - sitting in on the Purple Rain rehearsals with Prince 'every day was exciting'
15mins - going to Paisley Park, and taking part in 'the Celebrations'
18mins - How did Dave feel when Prince passed away? "I couldn't say anything, I was just speechless..."
21mins - The Prince Estate asking Dave to give up the trademark on his guitar design.
25mins - Which Minneapolis musicians did you get to know along the way?
26mins30s - Still making the signature White Cloud guitar, and taking orders from around the world.
30mins - Meeting other Prince guitar makers, and knowing a network of musicians.
33mins - What happened to the original cloud guitars that Dave made?