Kurt Cobain’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Guitar Is Expected To Fetch $1M+ At Auction

May 14, 2020

Category: Gear

On November 18th of 1993, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and his bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic took the stage in an intimate studio in New York City to record an episode of MTV Unplugged. Just a few short months later in April of 1994, Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home — marking the tragic end to one of the era’s most gifted and troubled musicians. Now, the guitar he played on that historical television episode, a modified 1959 Martin D-18E, is headed to auction.

Even if this wasn’t the property of a legendary musician, this guitar would be special, as it was the seventh of just 302 ever produced before being heavily modified by Cobain himself. But this six-string acoustic-electric also comes with some bonus pieces that only serve to increase its desirability — including Cobain’s personal embellished hardshell case, picks, extra strings, and a curious little suede bag adorned with miniature silverware. Possibly Cobain’s most recognizable instrument, Julien’s is expecting this lot to sell for a whopping $1 million or more this June.

Purchase: $1,000,000+

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Gear

These 4-Way Stretch Laser-Cut Shorts Offer Optimal Airflow & Performance

Woven construction athletic shorts with split and bonded hems & zippered pockets.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner

Keep It Cool On The Golf Course With This Performance-Focused lululemon Apparel

A winning shirt and pants combo that's as smart as it is sporty.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

The 12 Best Motorcycle Goggles & Sunglasses

The finest motorcycle-specific optics and eyewear currently on the market.

Posted By

Jul 23, 2021

Featured Image

Hands-On: lululemon Metal Vent Tech Polo & ABC Pants

Active apparel that's as handsome as it is hardworking and comfortable.

Posted By

Jul 23, 2021

Featured Image

Vollebak Applies Its Innovative Expertise To An Ultralight Running Gear System

Featherweight performance shirts and shorts weighing just 0.52lbs per set.

Posted By

Jul 23, 2021

Featured Image

Legends Unveils An Updated Version Of Its Most Versatile Athletic Shorts Ever

Premium workout bottoms with a woven 4-way stretch & an anatomically optimized cut.

Posted By

Jul 23, 2021