The broken guitar of Kurt Cobain was sold for $600 000
A guitar broken by the vocalist of the grunge band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, was sold at Julien's Aucitons in the United States for almost $600,000.
This was reported on the website of the auction house.
"Sold for $595,900. A black Fender Stratocaster lefty electric guitar broken by Kurt Cobain during the Nevermind album," the message says.
The black musical instrument is signed on the body by all three members of the band.
According to experts, the guitar was reassembled before the sale.
More than 1200 items owned and used by the world's best musicians, such as Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, The Beatles, Guns N' Roses, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Eddie Van Halen, U2, Tupac Shakur, Judas Priest, Motley Crüe, Bob Dylan, as well as exclusive collections from Amy Winehouse, Bill Wyman, Julian Lennon, Bette Midler, Phil Spector were sold at the three-day auction, which ended with a grand finale, the sale of items from the special collection of world icon Janet Jackson.
As a reminder, in May 2021, six hairs from the head of Nirvana's frontman Kurt were sold at an online auction by Iconic Auctions. The package with the blonde hair included photos of the musician's friend and confidant Tessa Osbourne cutting the strands.
The initial price of the lot was 2.5 thousand dollars, but in the end, the mystery buyer purchased it for 14.1 thousand dollars.
Kurt Cobain is the leader and vocalist of Nirvana, one of the founders of the grunge music style. The band has released three studio and one live album. Despite his successful career and fame, Kurt Cobain committed suicide on April 5, 1994, by shooting himself in the mouth. The band broke up after the musician's death.
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