Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain may be best known for his power-chord driven, chart-topping songs but everyone knows he is more than that. While there are many iconic onstage moments from Kurt alone, fans will always fall back on the 1993 ‘MTV Unplugged’ performance as the rare (and spectacular) show that displayed the quieter side of the famed grunge band.
According to Complex, that very same acoustic guitar that appeared on the live-taping will be auctioned off next month as part of the ‘Music Icons’ sale where bidding is expected to start at USD 1 million, which is roughly around RM4 Million.
Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions, which is hosting the sale of a number items that belonged to the Nirvana frontman said that the 1959 Martin D-18E guitar will come with a battered case that is decorated with a flyer for Poison Idea’s 1990 album Feel the Darkness, three baggage claim ticket stubs still stuck to the handle, as well as an Alaska Airlines sticker.
Inside the case, there’s half a pack of Martin guitar strings, three picks and even a storage compartment that contains a small suede bag where the musician is said to have stashed his drugs in his final years.
Explaining the reason why the guitar will be priced so high, Darren said, “This important guitar has earned its rightful place in rock & roll history as the instrument played by one of rock’s most influential musicians and icons in one of the greatest and most memorable live performances of all time”.
Last year, the green cardigan Kurt wore during the MTV Unplugged show sold for USD 334,000.
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