Nirvana Legend: Kurt Cobain’s Favorite Guitar Sells For Nearly $5 Million
If you are a Kurt Cobain fan then you have seen his favorite guitar in a video or on stage, well it just sold at auction for nearly $5 million.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
Kurt Cobain was born Kurt Donald Cobain on February 20, 1967. Cobain was the legendary singer, guitarist, and principal songwriter for Nirvana. He was often referred to as the spokesman of Generation X. Cobain is also recognized as one of the most influential musicians in the history of rock.
The original lineup of Nirvana was put together by Cobain who recruited bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Aaron Burckhard. The band was based out of Seattle, Washington, and is where "Grunge" was started. Burckhard was out of the band before they began recording and was soon replaced by Dave Grohl.
Nirvana found massive mainstream success with their second album Nevermind produced the global hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit." The rest is history.
Unfortunately, Cobain struggled with success and depression. He became a heroin addict and eventually took his own life at his home in Seattle at the age of 27 with a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
Kurt Cobain a Famous Lefty
Kurt Cobain was a very famous left-handed guitar player. If you are a lefty you know just how hard it is to find guitars of your liking. Cobain struggled with this also but did have an affinity for Fender guitars, particularly the Fender Mustang.
Kurt Cobain 1969 Fender Mustang Sells for $4.5 Million .com
The one guitar Cobain called his favorite is the cobalt blue, left-handed 1969 Fender Mustang. This guitar was used in Nirvana's most famous video "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Cobain often said it is hard to find a reasonably priced left-handed guitar and this one was his favorite in the entire world.
Cobain used the 69 Fender Mustang in the studio for the recordings of "Nevermind" and "In Utero" albums. The guitar was only used for a few select shows because the band was notorious for destroying instruments and this particular Fender was a guitar he would still be playing today if he were still with us.
The Kurt Cobain 1969 Fender Mustang is an iconic guitar for any collector.
According to WOOD-TV, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay purchased the guitar for $4.5 million at Julien's Auction that was expected to go for $600,000.
The last time Irsay bought any guitars at auction was David Gilmore of Pink Floyd's 1969 black Fender Stratocaster for nearly $4 million. Irsay also bought the flight case for the guitar for $170,000. He also purchased Gilmore's 1969 Martin D-35 acoustic for nearly $1.1 million.
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