The guitar with which he played singer, guitarist and songwriter Kurt Cobain on the last tour of Nirvana was auctioned in more than US$1.5 millionas announced last night by the auction house Julien Auction’s.
The American singer and songwriter played with the light blue and red left-handed Fender Mustang guitar during the “In Utero” album toursaid the same source in a statement revealed by the AFP news agency.
“Nirvana gave their last concert on March 1, 1994 in Munich, Germany, and All available images from the show confirm that Cobain played with this guitar that night“Julien Auction’s explained about the auction item.
The auction house indicated that the final price paid for the Mustang guitar, which is still intact unlike many others that Cobain – who committed suicide in April 1994 at the age of 27, at the peak of his fame – destroyed on stage , was US$1,587,500.
Kurt Cobain’s destroyed guitar auctioned for millions of dollars
The instrument, a Fender Stratocaster, was reassembled but can no longer be played, according to Cody Frederickfrom the auction house Julien’s Auctions.
“You can see the breakage that occurred when he hit the guitar,” Frederick told AFP. “Kurt Cobain, when he was on stage, when he played, he was a machine. You could feel the anger from him on stage. And you could feel it from the way he treated his instruments.”
In a way, This “damaged” guitar by a “damaged musician” defines that “rough and tumultuous era of music”.
With its grunge sounds, Nirvana conquered the hearts of young people in the late 1980s, giving new life to rock. The broken black Fender Stratocaster was signed by the three musicians of the Seattle group when they were on the rise.
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