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The legendary guitar of Kurt Cobain sold for $ 6 million

The guitar used by Kurt: kurt Cobain during the recording of the famous concert Unplugged of Nirvana, in 1993, was sold Saturday at auction organized by the house Julien's for $ 6 million, a record for a guitar.

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the purchaser and The purchaser was physically present during the sale, organized in Beverly Hills (California), is the contractor australian Peter Freedman, the founder of the company Rode Microphones, who designs pickups, said Julien's, in a news release.

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the head of The company immediately indicated that it intended to proceed with the instrument in several cities of the world, produced exhibitions ranging in works of charity supporting the world of the show. The price, of $ 5 million increased to 6.01 to, adding fees and commission, has largely exceeded the original estimate of the house Julien's, who had fixed the starting point of the sales to a million.

so far, the guitar is the most expensive of the story was a Fender Stratocaster, christened " the Black Strat, used by the guitarist of the british band Pink Floyd, David Gilmour. She had been sold by the musician to 3,975 million, at a sale held in June 2019 by the house Christie's, for the benefit of charitable causes.

guitar semi-acoustic Kurt kurt Cobain sold on Saturday is a rare model, the D-18E manufactured by the maker american Martin to 302 copies only, in 1959. It met the rules of the show Unplugged (disconnected) from the american channel MTV, who wanted the artists are invited to use only the instruments acoustic or semi-acoustic.

The height of Nirvana

The concert "Unplugged", recorded in New York on 18 November 1993, which corresponds to the peak of Nirvana, the rock group the most significant event of the 90s, which has crystallized around him in a musical movement, grunge. The performance came less than six months before the suicide, on April 5, 1994, Kurt kurt Cobain , depressed and addicted to heroin.

The guitarist and singer will not have known the release of Unplugged, which was going to rise to the forefront of the record sales upon its release, in November 1994. According to the trade magazine Billboard, it sold more than five million copies alone in the United States.

The guitar was sold with its box, custom by Kurt: kurt Cobain , as well as three tickets of luggage. At the end of October, the legendary vest olive green worn by Kurt: kurt Cobain during the recording of the same "Unplugged" was sold for 334.000 dollars, in auctions organised also by Julien's Auctions.

The editorial team conseilleKurt Cobain, an icon in spite of himself, he died twenty-five ansSujetKurt Cobain8 commentairespkoipasle 22/06/2020 at 10:22 am

The generation Nirvana, 40-mid-50s today, has the means

Pikele 22/06/2020 to 06:38

This is not all the same not the original Gibson L-1 Robert Johnson !

Serecalle 21/06/2020 at 18:59

20% commission to present objects in a beautiful room, do a little pub and hit it with a hammer.
It is a business of cool auction. Hop, 1M€ in the pocket for a guitar. In addition, we respect you as a significant ("House Julien's") ..

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