Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance is one of the best episodes of the long-running MTV Show. Along with the guitar, the sale will also feature a smashed Fender Strat Cobain used during the 1994 In Utero tour, the silver lamé shirt he wore in the “Heart-Shaped Box” video, the typed set list from the Unplugged concert and lyric sheets. The guitar was purchased by Cobain whilst on tour, shortly before the release of the seminal 'Nevermind' in 1991. Bids on the 1959 Martin D-18E are expected to start at $1million (£810,835) at the online 'Music Icons' sale hosted by Julien's Auctions between June 19 and 20. A smashed guitar owned by the late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain has been sold to an unidentified private collector for $100,000. Kurt’s jumper has sold for a record amount (Picture: PA, Getty) A jumper worn by Kurt Cobain six months before his death which has never been washed, has sold at auction for $334,000 (£260,400). Kurt Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E guitar Credit: Juliens Auctions. Cobain likely played this guitar in other shows prior to this performance. The instrument is a black Fender Stratocaster, which Cobain gave to a fan in the crowd following Nirvana's performance in Rennes, France on February 16, 1994, just two months prior to the grunge icon's death. Click To Request A Pre-Sale Condition Report. The late Nirvana frontman’s Fender Stratocaster is expected to fetch £45,000 despite h… Kurt Cobain’s Guitars, So Many Smashed Guitars Kurt Cobain was the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the 90's grunge band, Nirvana. Kurt Cobain’s guitar from Nirvana’s iconic MTV Unplugged episode sold for a record-setting amount of $6,010,000 at a charity auction on Saturday.. A smashed guitar from the late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain has been sold to an unidentified private collector for $100,000. 3) Kurt Cobain's 1953 Martin D-18 guitar. Other Cobain memorabilia going up for sale includes a black custom-made and smashed Fender Stratocaster guitar played during 1994's In Utero Tour -- starting at $60,000 -- and a metallic silver lame long sleeve button-down shirt the artist wore in the 1993 "Heart-shaped Box" music video, starting at $10,000. HS: Do you have a backstory on the Kurt Cobain guitar that is up for sale? He smashed the guitar at the end of the Buenos Aires performance. I believe I read it was one of the many that he smashed on stage.. MN: Well, of course, Kurt Cobain is highly collectible. Kurt Cobain rocked the auction stage with his stage played and smashed black Fender Stratocaster guitar used on Nirvana's 1994 In Utero Tour and gifted by the grunge icon to an audience member after their performance at the Palais Omnisport de Rennes in Rennes, France, on February 16, 1994 which sold for $128,000 as well as his cream colored signed Fender Stratocaster electric guitar … He became a music legend. KURT Cobain’s smashed guitar is one of several iconic “axes” set to make thousands at a rock ’n’ roll auction. Sell or Auction Your Kurt Cobain Nirvana Smashed on Stage Guitar for up to Over $75,000 or More at Nate D. Sanders Auctions. Julien's Auctions A guitar Kurt Cobain played -- and, subsequently, smashed -- on stage during Nirvana's final tour is going to auction. It was later given by Cobain as a gift to singer Mary Lou Lord during their brief relationship, and sold at auction in 2007 for $29,875. Bass player Krist Novoselic bought the guitar at a local pawn shop before Kurt Cobain trashed it in the making of the music video. Uncategorized // admin // May 20, 2020 // no comments Kurt Cobain’s Guitars, Amps, Gear listed Chronologically Summary of Gear used by Kurt. 2) Kurt's smashed Fender Mustang guitar. A guitar used by late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain on the band’s first US tour has been sold at auction for $100,000.. The sale will also feature artifacts and memorabilia owned and used by Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, and Aerosmith, while another highlight will be the stage-played and smashed black Fender Stratocaster guitar Kurt Cobain used on Nirvana’s 1994 In Utero Tour. Kurt Cobain’s Smashed Guitar for Sale June 6, 2012 Alan Cross 5 Comments Kurt must have had a bad night (or an extremely good one) back in November 1989. The guitar that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain performed with was a 1959 Martin D-18E and it is up for sale as part of Julien’s Auction “Music Icons” auction taking place on June 19 and 20th in Beverly Hills. A cream Fender Stratocaster stage played by Kurt Cobain in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 30, 1992, while performing with Nirvana. Julien’s is also offering a black custom-made and smashed Fender Stratocaster guitar used by the Nirvana front man on the 1994 In Utero tour (estimate: $60,000-$80,000). He played a few of these Hi-Fliers in his early days, including a sunburst model decorated with stickers, and a white one, given to him by his girlfriend at the time, Tracy. Other Cobain memorabilia going up for sale includes a black custom-made and smashed Fender Stratocaster guitar played during 1994's In Utero Tour -- starting at $60,000 -- and a metallic silver lame long-sleeve button-down shirt the artist wore in the 1993 "Heart-shaped Box" music video, starting at $10,000. Kurt Cobain’s Guitar Expected To Fetch Over $1 Million. Other items up for sale in the auction include Indiana Jones' whip from the movies and a high school yearbook featuring Bob Dylan (pictured as Bob Zimmerman) with a personal message from the singer. Kurt Cobain's acoustic guitar from Nirvana's iconic 1993 'MTV Unplugged in New York' gig is set to go under the hammer. Kurt Cobain‘s legendary ‘MTV Unplugged’ guitar has broken the record for most expensive guitar ever sold, selling for US$6.01million at auction, a rough equivalent of £4.85million. Kurt started first started playing on a Univox Hi-Flier guitar – which is a cheap replica of the more expensive Mosrite Gospel model. The Martin isn’t the only Cobain guitar up for sale at the auction.