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Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged Guitar Sells for Over $6 Million

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.

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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