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Amazing, Kurt Cobain's guitar sold for a record at $ 6.01 million by an auction house

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Amazing, Kurt Cobain's guitar sold for a record at $ 6.01 million by an auction houseAmazing, Kurt Cobain's guitar sold for a record at $ 6.01 million by an auction house

News24xx.com - The auction house of Julien’s Auctions said the guitar that grunge rock icon Kurt Cobain played during his legendary 1993 MTV Unplugged performance sold Saturday for a record at $ 6.01 million after fees and commission. Nirvana’s acoustic performance during the taping for the popular MTV Unplugged series on November 18, 1993, became what is considered one of history’s greatest live albums.

It's sold after a bidding war to Peter Freedman, founder of RODE Microphones.

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The auction house of Julien’s Auctions revealed the instrument was the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction, among other records and the starting estimate was $1 million.

As information,  the retro acoustic-electric 1959 Martin D-18E that Cobain strummed for Nirvana’s career-defining performance in New York just five months before his suicide at age 27.

Freedman said he plans to display the guitar on a worldwide tour, with proceeds going to benefit the performing arts.

The guitar was sold with its case, which Cobain had decorated with a flyer from punk rock band Poison Idea’s 1990 album “Feel the Darkness.”

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Until now, the most expensive guitar in history was a Fender Stratocaster, dubbed “Black Strat,” used by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. It had been sold by the musician for nearly $4 million during a charity sale in June 2019.





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