Kurt Cobain‘s iconic electric guitar used in Nirvana‘s landmark “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video and other select Cobain items will be auctioned for the first time at Julien’s Auctions Music Icons Event.
The three-day auction event takes place during May 20-22 at Hard Rock Cafe New York and online at juliensauctions.com.
Cobain’s 1969, Fender Mustang, left-handed guitar in Competition Lake Placid blue finish with matching headstock is estimated to value between $600,000 and $800,000.
The guitar has been on display at Seattle’s Experience Music Project, now named MoPOP Museum of Pop Culture, for the past 12 years.
“Out of all the guitars in the whole world, the Fender Mustang is my favorite. I’ve only owned two of them,” Cobain said in his final interview with Guitar World.
Another exciting auction highlight will be Cobain’s 1965 Dodge Dart 170 4-door sedan – the only known surviving car that was owned and driven by the famed musician. The car, named “Baby Blue,” is estimated at $400,000 – $600,000.
A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit “Kicking The Stigma,” the Indianapolis Colts and the Jim Irsay family’s national initiative to raise awareness about mental health disorders.
(Photo: Julien’s Auctions)
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