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Kurt Cobain’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ guitar sells for 6 million – variety

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During the 1993 Nirvana legend’s “MTV Unplugged” session, guitarist Kurt Cobain sold a nice penny at an auction in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E, originally from L.A. Purchased by Nirvana Singer on its Voltage Guitar, breaking the record for the most expensive guitar ever, to a total of 6.01 million. The record was previously held by David Gilmore of Pink Floyd, a Black Stratocaster, which sold for 3.95 million last year.

Cobain used the guitar on Nirvana’s famous “MTV Unplugged” set, featuring several cover songs by David Boye, as well as a strip-down presentation of the classics, including “Let’s Be As You Are”, “About a Girl” and “Dumb”, labels and meat dolls. The performance was finally released after Cobain’s death as a live album, winning the band Grammy in 1999 for Best Alternative Music Performance.

The guitar had already received four $ 1 million bids before the auction, according to the July auction website. On Saturday, it received three additional bids, one of which was $ 6.01 million. The winning bidder was Pido Friedman, co-founder of Road Microphone, who attended the event.

Included with the guitar is its original suit equipped with a flyer for the Poison Idea 1990 album “Feel the Dark”, which includes a half-used package of Martin guitar strings, three picks and a suede bag with a sunscreen, fork and knife.

Entitled “Music Icons”, this is the first live in-person event at Julian’s auction since December due to the coronavirus epidemic. Other Nirvana items at auction included a signed “Nominmind” poster, which sold for $ 56,250; Cameras, negatives and signed prints from Nirvana’s 1992 Spin magazine photoshoot, which sold for 35,200; And a handful of Nirvana all access passes, which were sold at 512 each.

Nirvana was one of those music icons whose items sold at auction of Elvis Presley’s 1977 Lincoln Mark V Coupe for $ 62,500, The Highwoman’s Johnny Cash’s Valencia Acoustic Guitar for 57 57,600, and Noise Gallagher’s Handwritten Song (1995) Glory? ” The auction was auctioned for 22,400.

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