Cobain 'MTV Unplugged' guitar sells for sky-high $6 million
June 21, 2020
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Grunge became gold Saturday as the guitar Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana's 1993 "MTV Unplugged" performance sold for an eye-popping $6 million at auction.
The 1959 Martin D-18E that Cobain played in the band's rare acoustic performance and subsequent live album was sold to Australian Peter Freedman, owner of Røde Microphones, at the Music Icons event run by Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California.
The bids opened at $1 million for the sale that ended up breaking several world records.
Cobain used it to play tunes including "About a Girl" and "All Apo...