Legendary lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain’s smashed guitar fetches over $600,000 at auction

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Kurt's guitar sold at auction

Music enthusiasts considered Kurt Cobain guitar, which he once broke and then pieced back together, a work of art. The legendary guitar sells for nearly $600,000 at auction.

Kurt Cobain once broke his Fender Stratocaster, but the action did nothing but drive up the cost of the instrument, which eventually sold at auction for a staggering 10 times the projected price.

Cobain destroyed his Fender Stratocaster in the 1990s, but the action only drove up the instrument’s price, which sold at auction for a staggering 10 times the expected price.

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Initially, the experts had estimated that the instrument would most likely sell at auction for between $60,000 and $80,000. However, the stunning event that occurred at the auction was that the instrument was purchased for an amazing $595,900, which was far less than the estimated price.

According to Julien, Cobain donated the guitar to Mark Lanegan of the Screaming Trees, who has since passed away, while Nirvana was on tour in 1992. Who really paid the bidding amount for the instrument, though, remains unknown.

Cobain killed himself with a gun in his Seattle home in 1994.


Kurt Cobain mainly with the help of some of the few bands launched the iconic “grunge” movement when he was just 27 years old, which had a significant influence on music.

The Recording Breaking Sell of Kurt Cobain piece of art

Kurt Cobain played the guitar at Nirvana’s 1993 “MTV Unplugged” event, and it sold at auction for an impressive $6 million on Saturday. In the month that followed, Cobain passed dead.

The starting offer for the sale, which ultimately broke several world records, was $1 million.

Kurt Cobain used this guitar to write some of the most well-known songs of the time, including “All Apologies” and “About a Girl” in New York on November 18, 1993, less than five months before the singer and songwriter sadly his away at age 27.

The three band members each autographed the instrument with a silver marker. Additionally, it is a touching dedication from Cobain to his friend and musical partner Mark Lanegan, who passed away last year.

Cobain, who frequently misspelled his own name, signed the guitar as “Kurdt Kobain.”

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