Kurt Cobain MTV Unplugged Guitar Sells For $6M, Michael Jackson Glove Earns Just $430K
A guitar used by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain drew an eye-popping $6 million at auction.
Cobain used the guitar, a 1959 Martin D-18E, during Nirvana’s famed 1993 “MTV Unplugged” performance just a few months before he committed suicide.
Bids for the guitar started at $1 million and the guitar was ultimately purchased by Australian Peter Freedman, owner of Røde Microphones, the AP reported.
The sale was part of a collection of rock memorabilia auctioned off by Julien’s Auctions in LA. Other items included a custom guitar used in the 1980s and 1990s by Prince including on the Purple Rain tour, which sold for a reported $563,500, according to the AP.
A sequined glove, worn by the late King of Pop Michael Jackson during Motown 25, was also sold for a winning bid of $430,000.