Kurt Cobain’s Guitar From Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged’ Session Goes Up for Auction

The iconic guitar is valued at $1 million

May 11, 2020

A piece of rock and roll history could be yours for the cool price of $1 million.

The guitar played by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s legendary MTV Unplugged concert is being auctioned off by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills on June 19-20.

The winning bidder won’t only be taking home Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, but also the contents that come along with the instrument. According to a press release, the sale of the guitar also comes with the original hard-shell case Cobain decorated with a flyer from the punk band Poison Idea’s 1990 album Feel the Darkness. The handle has three baggage claim ticket stubs attached to it along with an Alaska Airlines sticker on the case.

Inside the case features a storage compartment with a half used pack of Martin guitar strings, three guitar picks, and Cobain’s suede “stash” bag decorated with a miniature spoon, fork, and knife.

Prior to the auction, fans can view the guitar in the window display of the Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus beginning on May 15 until May 31. From there, it will be transferred to public display at Julien’s Auction Gallery in Beverly Hills from June 15 until June 19.

With the guitar valued at $1 million, there’s certainly the possibility of the final sale fetching far more than that. If you would like to find more information about the auction, or just want to see pictures of Cobain’s guitar, head on over to Julien’s website.

This isn’t the first item from Nirvana’s iconic MTV Unplugged performance to go up for auction. Back in October, Cobain’s green cardigan he wore during the performance was sold for $334,000.

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