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Smashed Kurt Cobain guitar from final Nirvana tour going to auction

Julien’s Auctions

A guitar Kurt Cobain played — and, subsequently, smashed — on stage during Nirvana‘s final tour is going to auction.

The instrument is a black Fender Stratocaster, which Cobain gave to a fan in the crowd following Nirvana’s performance in Rennes, France on February 16, 1994, just two months prior to the grunge icon’s death.

You can bid on the guitar at Julien’s Auctions’ upcoming “Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘n’ Roll” sale, set to take place December 4-5. It’s expected to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000.

The auction will also include two guitars owned by the late Eddie Van Halen. Both are valued at between $40,000 and $80,000.

For more info, visit JuliensAuctions.com.

Over the summer, Julien’s auctioned off Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E guitar, which he played during Nirvana’s iconic MTV Unplugged special, for a record-breaking $6 million. That price marked the most anyone has paid for a guitar at auction.

By Josh Johnson
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