Kurt Cobain’s blue guitar in Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video to be sold at auction

The auction may also characteristic different gadgets, together with an authentic Kurt Cobain art work of Michael Jackson, and one in all Cobain’s vehicles, a 1965 Dodge Dart

CALIFORNIA, USA – The long-lasting blue guitar Kurt Cobain rocked out with in Nirvana’s seminal 90s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video is predicted to fetch up to $800,000 when it goes up for auction subsequent month.

With “Smells Like Teen Spirit” racking up greater than 1.4 billion views on YouTube, the 1969 blue Fender is arguably one of the vital well-known in rock, stated Martin Nolan, govt director of Julien’s Auctions.

“This is one of the most iconic guitars ever to come to the auction block, this is the blue Mustang Fender guitar, one of Kurt Cobain’s favorite guitars of all time,” stated Nolan, standing beside a show of Kurt Cobain memorabilia at Julien’s Auction’s Beverly Hills showroom.

“The guitar comes with its original case and, also, the guitar strap, so that’s… really important to collectors when they come to the auction to know the originality,” stated Nolan, who famous that the guitar has stayed with the household since Cobain’s loss of life in 1994.

The Cobain guitar is the star lot in the auction home’s Music Icons auction, going down in New York and on-line from Could 20-22.

Nolan stated the auction home has conservatively estimated a value vary for the guitar of $600,000 to $800,000 however famous “that’s a very conservative auction estimate.”

The auction home stated a portion of the proceeds would go to a psychological well being charity.

The auction additionally options different gadgets, together with an authentic Kurt Cobain art work of Michael Jackson, that’s anticipated to fetch up to $40,000 (USD) and one in all his vehicles, a 1965 Dodge Dart, anticipated to fetch between $400,000 to $600,000. – Rappler.com 

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