Kurt Cobain's Smashed Fender Stratocaster Guitar Auctions for Virtually $600,000 USD

A guitar that was smashed by Kurt Cobain has offered for practically $600,000 USD at public sale.

The instrument is a black and white Fender Stratocaster and was auctioned at Julien’s Auctions for a complete of $596,900 USD — bought by an unnamed Nirvana fan in the US who comes from a finance background. The Strat is certainly one of a number of guitars the frontman destroyed throughout the band’s Nevermind period and is signed by members Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. It additionally features a message from the frontman to his pal, Mark Lanegan, who was gifted the guitar in 1992.

As per Julien’s, it’s a Made in Japan Strat and arrives with a white pickguard, Gotoh tuners, a Sizzling Rails pickup within the bridge place that Cobain favored for dwell performances and the phrase “Boddah Lives” etched on the neck plate, which refers to Cobain’s childhood imaginary pal.

The public sale of the Stratocaster takes place months after one other certainly one of Cobain’s guitars — this time a 1973 Fender Mustang — offered for nearly $500,000 USD at public sale.

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Originally posted 2023-05-23 03:11:11.