The guitar that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain used during the band’s 1993 MTV Unplugged performance is now the most expensive guitar ever sold. The 1959 Martin D-18E was only supposed to fetch maybe $2 million at auction, but RODE Microphones founder Peter Freedman won the auction with a $6,010,000 bid.
The guitar that Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana's 1993 'MTV Unplugged' performance sold for $6 million at auction on Saturday https://t.co/stZkx9VYel
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 21, 2020
Prior to this auction, the most expensive guitar ever sold was a black Fender Stratocaster owned Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. That guitar sold for nearly $4 million at auction.
Back in 2019 the unwashed cardigan that Cobain wore during the MTV Unplugged appearance fetched over $330,000.
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