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Kurt Cobain`s 'Unplugged' guitar has $1 million auction estimate

Baku, May 15, AZERTAC

Kurt Cobain`s cardigan sold for a record $334,000 last year. Now the acoustic guitar the punk rocker played for Nirvana`s 'MTV Unplugged' session, just five months before his death, is expected to fetch around $1 million at auction in June, according to Calgary Herald.

Julien`s Auctions said on Monday the 1959 Martin D-18E guitar that Cobain played for the 1993 live taping is going up for sale, The guitar comes with battered case, whose storage compartment contains a small suede bag where the musician is said to have stashed the heroin he was addicted to in his final years.

The Nirvana frontman recorded the 'Unplugged' session in November 1993. He was found dead, aged 27, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Seattle home in April 1994.

Julien's Chief Executive Darren Julien said the guitar "has earned its rightful place in history as the instrument played by one of rock's most influential musicians and icons in one of the greatest and most memorable live performances of all time."

The $1 million expected for the guitar is just a starting estimate, Julien`s said. The world record for a guitar was set in June 2019 when Pink Floyd musician David Gilmour`s black Fender Stratocaster sold for $3.9 million at auction in New York.

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