The Kurt Cobain guitar used in the video of Smells Like Teen Spirit could sell for more than PS600,000.
For the past 12 years, the 1969 Fender Mustang has been displayed at Seattle’s Experience Music Project. It was finished in Lake Placid Blue.
Cobain left-handed when discussing the instrument with Guitar World, stated that it was difficult to find affordable, high-quality left handed guitars.
He added, “Out of all the guitars worldwide, the Fender Mustang has been my favorite.” Two of them have been my only possession.
The Lake Placid Blue example will be on display at London’s Hard Rock Cafe from Friday through Tuesday.
It’s one of a number of items that will be auctioned at a “music icon” event at Julien’s Auction House at Hard Rock Cafe in New York, from 20-22 May.
Expect the Fender to sell for between $600,000 to $800,000 (PS473,000 – PS631,000).
It Smells like Teen Spirit was the second studio album by Nirvana – Nevermind, which was released in September 1991 and charted well around the globe.
A NFT ( ) will also be up for grabs. This exclusive NFT features narration by Earnie Bailey, Cobain’s long-serving guitarist tech, about the guitar’s historical importance.
Cobain has drawn Michael Jackson in a red jacket, single-white glove, and sunglasses. The corner also includes his signature.
The art, along with the accompanying NFT, will be sold for between 40,000 and 60,000 dollars (PS31,000 to PS47,000).
An all-access pass to the 1993 Nirvana In Utero concert tour that Cobain owns is expected to fetch $1,000-$2,000 (PS789-PS1,577).
Cobain, who was depressed, died in 1994 at 27.
Kicking The Stigma will receive a portion of the proceeds. This initiative aims to increase awareness about mental disorders.