Kurt Cobain’s guitar up for auction for an estimated 1 million
May 12, 2020 02:11 PM
The guitar that Kurt Cobain played during his 1993 "MTV Unplugged" performance is expected to sell at auction next month for at least $1 million.
The rare D-18E guitar is listed with a number of other items once owned by the Nirvana frontman, who died by suicide in 1994, approximately five months after the New York show.
In a statement, Julien’s Auctions CEO Darren Julien commented, “This important guitar has earned its rightful place in rock & roll history as the instrument played by one of rock’s most influential musicians and icons in one of the greatest and most memorable live performances of all time.”
The guitar comes with the original hard-case Cobain kept it in, emblazoned with a flyer for Poison Idea’s 1990 album ‘Feel the Darkness’. The case contains a half-used pack of guitar strings, picks and a suede “stash” bag.
Last year, the cardigan Cobain wore as part of the ‘MTV Unplugged’ performance sold through Julien’s Auctions for $334,000 (£260,000). The record-breaking sum marked the most expensive cardigan ever sold at auction, according to the auction house.