Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged Guitar Sells For Enormous Amount

Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged Guitar Sells For Enormous Amount

Last month we reported that Kurt Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E guitar that he used for the famous MTV Unplugged session that aired on December 16th, 1993, was scheduled to be auctioned off at Julien’s Auctions “Music Icons” event. The estimated selling price of $1 million ended up being on the low side because it sold for an astonishing $6 million. This set a world record for more expensive guitar and the most expensive piece of memorabilia.

The buyer was Peter Freedman, founder of RØDE Microphones, who intends to display the iconic guitar in exhibits to be held in galleries worldwide, with proceeds going to the performing arts.

When I heard that this iconic guitar was up for auction, I immediately knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure it and use it as a vehicle to spotlight the struggles that those in the performing arts are facing and have always faced. The global arts industry has been shattered by the impact of COVID-19, with musicians and artists being amongst the most affected.Peter Freedman

Other Nirvana memorabilia that sold for notable amounts included Kurt Cobain’s “In Utero” tour Fender Mustang guitar selling for $340,000, his cardigan that he wore for his last photoshoot for $75,000, a “Nevermind” poster for $56,250, and a setlist written by Cobain’s for $22,400.

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