Kurt Cobain’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ guitar is going up for auction

Kurt Cobain’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ guitar is going up for auction

The guitar used by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s famous MTV Unplugged in New York concert is going under the hammer, with a starting estimate of $1m (£810,000).

The 1959 Martin D-18E will have an estimated starting bid of $1million (£810,835). It will be included as part of the ‘Music Icons’ sale at Julien’s Auctions, taking place in-house and online on June 19 and 20.

Darren Julien, president and CEO of Julien’s Auctions, said: “This important guitar has earned its rightful place in rock ‘n’ roll history as the instrument played by one of rock’s most influential musicians and icons in one of the greatest and most memorable live performances of all time.”