Kurt Cobain‘s guitar from Nirvana‘s iconic MTV Unplugged performance sold at auction Saturday (June 20th) for a record $6 million. The previous record was $3.95 million for a Black Stratocaster owned by Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour.
Pre-auction bids on the 1959 Martin D-18E reached $1 million even before bidding officially opened Saturday at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills. The guitar, which had been modified for the left-handed Cobain, received seven bids total, including the winning one.
The guitar also came with its original hard-shell case, a half-used pack of Martin guitar strings, three picks, and a “suede ‘stash’ bag” decorated with a small silver spoon, fork, and knife.