A guitar performed in a memorable set by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain bought for a record $6,010,000, California’s Julien’s Auctions stated on Saturday evening.
The Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar from 1959 went below the hammer as a part of the two-day “Music Icons” public sale on Friday and Saturday.
The Beverly Hills public sale home stated the haul was a “new world record for a guitar.”
Cobain performed the instrument throughout an “MTV Unplugged” look in New York in 1993 in what is taken into account the grunge band’s most iconic efficiency.
Last 12 months, the olive-green classic cardigan Cobain wore in the identical 1993 look bought for a record-breaking $334,000.
The intimate efficiency was recorded in entrance of a reside viewers 5 months earlier than the frontman’s demise in April 1994.
The guitar was auctioned with its unique classic black hardshell case, which has a purple inside.
Cobain embellished the neck of the guitar with a flyer from U.S. rock band Poison Idea’s album “Feel the Darkness.” Nirvana toured with the band in 1992.
The deal with nonetheless has baggage tags from flights Nirvana took when touring round North America. Guitar strings, picks and extra Cobain memorabilia have been supplied as a part of the two-day public sale.