Kurt Cobain’s guitar sold at auction for over $1.5 million

The iconic blue Fender Mustang “Skystang I” electric guitar that Cobain played during his final tour in 1993-94 fetched more than $1.58 million on Friday. The auction by Julien’s auction house took place in Nashville (US state of Tennessee).

A pair of ripped jeans that Cobain wore in the music video for “Heart-Shaped Box” and at the MTV Video Music Awards, among others, went under the hammer for more than $400,000. The pants had previously been valued at $10,000 to $20,000.

A pack of cigarettes that belonged to Cobain fetched $5,200, five times the estimated price. According to Julien’s, the menthol-flavored American Spirit cigarettes were the grunge legend’s favorite brand. A yellow checkered cardigan worn by the musician fetched $13,000.

The auction was part of the three-day “Played, Worn and Torn: Rock N’ Roll Iconic Guitars and Memorabilia” auction, which featured more than 1,000 pieces owned by music greats such as Cobain, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Prince, The Beatles or Frank Zappa are offered.

Jean Harris

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