In a unique online auction, a guitar that was once used by Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, is set to go on auction. Used in some of the most memorable live performances, the guitar is said to be in the original condition which the singer-performer last left it in. Looking at the existing craze for the band’s numbers, this piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is surely going to be a collector’s item for all music fans.
In our previous coverage of The Guitar Collection, a limited book on the most historical guitars, was the one used by Kurt Cobain for hit songs like ‘Smells like team-spirit’, featured with all the scratches and markings on it was made by the rock star. This time it’s a black and white left-handed Stratocaster that was used by Cobain in the Utero Tour, is stated to go on auction in at the unique event, which will also feature other such historic memorabilia like Jimmy Hendrix guitar strap.
The instrument in question was taken by Cobain and smashed during the performance, after which he proceeded to drill a hole into it. A lot is said about what he was trying to do, but the broken guitar was temporarily mended for his future performances.
Along with the broken guitar, the winner at the bid will receive the DVD of the entire show demonstrating Cobain’s antiques, his pictures in the act, and also the actual drill that was used during his guitar smashing moments. Though the parts of the guitar are separate from each other, a bit of careful re-engineering could put back the instrument together.
Gotta Have It collectibles, which is conducting the auction, says that this broken musical memorabilia will go at a starting price $50,000 but is estimated to fetch around $70,000 as the winning bid. The process is already underway online, and the prices are sure going to go higher. After all, for all Nirvana fans, what’s better than something which smells like Cobain spirit!