The late great Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, loved him some guitar. One of his guitars went up on the auction site eBay for a charity fundraiser.
The guitar is a Hagstrom Blue Sparkle Deluxe. If you want to check out the auction, click on over to eBay.
The story of the guitar comes from Nirvana’s touring technician Earnie Bailey who talks about buying this guitar for Kurt Cobain
Cobain asked Bailey to locate one and he found one at a Seattle guitar store. Cobain then had Bailey drive around the area buying up as many as he could find which Bailey believed gave away as Christmas presents.
After Cobain’s death, Bailey believes Courtney Love gave away the guitar to close friend and it eventually ended up at a Portland area guitar store.
So cool. I don’t have the $3,000 extra to get involved in this auction, but if I did…wow, I’d love to own it.
One of my favourite Nirvana songs is “School” from their 1989 Sub Pop debut, Bleach. Back in the day when I was in a band, it was one of the songs we covered.