Made in East Sussex: Prince's final guitar

Simon Farmer owns Gus Guitars Credit: ITV News

ITV News Correspondent Duncan Golestani reports.

Not long before his death last week, the rock star Prince took delivery of a specially made guitar.

Known as the Purple Special, it was made in Britain.

Prince was due to take it on tour with him later in the year but he did at least play it before he died.

Indeed, it features in what is believed to be the final photograph of him performing on stage.

Simon Farmer, owner of Gus Guitars, was the luthier who designed the guitar after approaching the singer with the idea.

He designed it in a small workshop, at the bottom of a garden, in East Sussex.

Mr Farmer said it was Prince's "all-round capability" and his "phenomenal guitar playing" that inspired him to make the guitar.

"You can't imagine you would be able to do something for someone who has everything", he said.

Mr Farmer added: "He made it exciting - any instrument he played. But when you saw him play guitar, you really were enthralled by it".

Simon gives Duncan Golestani a lesson Credit: ITV News