You can buy a guitar used by Kurt Cobain on Nirvana’s final tour
A black-and-white Fender Stratocaster used by Kurt Cobain on Nirvana’s final tour has hit the auction block. There is a minimum required bid of £34,000 ($48,500) on the item, the sale of which is being hosted by Cooper Owen auction house. The guitar is projected to fetch upwards of $140,000.
“This is what I can say about the guitar Kurt Cobain gave me at the end of the 16th February 1994 show at Palais Omnisport, Rennes, France. I’ve been doing a lot of research about this guitar,” the seller writes in his description of the item. “According to James ‘Jim’ Vincent, Kurt’s guitar tech from Dec. 93 onwards, Kurt had five of these lefty black and white Strats, shipped by Fender specifically for the end-of-set jamming and destruction, as they were cheap and they were scared he would otherwise smash his new Mustangs.”
The seller says that the Strats weren’t used as instruments on the European tour, but rather just for the end-of-concert destruction at the band’s shows.
You can check out the auction here .