Smashed Kurt Cobain guitar from final Nirvana tour going to auction

Part of the 'Icons and Idols Trilogy: Rock 'n' Roll' sale

October 20, 2020

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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.

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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.

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