The legendary guitar that accompanied Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s last tour has been sold at auction for an impressive sum of over $1.5 million, as announced by Julien Auction’s on Friday.
This Fender Mustang guitar, featuring a distinctive left-handed design in shades of sky blue and red, was wielded by the iconic American singer and songwriter throughout the tour promoting the “In Utero” album, as detailed by the auction house.
The significance of this particular instrument is heightened by the fact that Nirvana’s final concert took place on March 1, 1994, in Munich, Germany, with all available visual records confirming that Cobain played this very guitar on that historic night.
Tragically, Kurt Cobain, the voice of a generation, succumbed to his struggles and passed away in April 1994 at the age of 27, marking the end of an era.
The closing bid for this coveted Mustang guitar reached an impressive $1,587,500, a testament to the enduring impact of Cobain and Nirvana on the world of music. Notably, this guitar has remained remarkably preserved, unlike many others that Cobain intentionally destroyed during electrifying live performances.