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Aussie Businessman Buys Kurt Cobain’s Guitar for US $6 Million to Help Support Music Industry

Kurt Cobain, Photo by Julie Kramer / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

Kurt Cobain, Photo by Julie Kramer / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

A guitar played by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has sold for US $6 million (AUD $8.7 million), breaking the record for the most expensive guitar ever sold!

And who exactly was the winner of this multi-million dollar auction?

It was Aussie businessman and founder of Rode Microphones Peter Freedman. 

He’s now planning on taking the guitar on a tour around the world, with proceeds to go towards supporting the music and performing arts industry.

The legendary Cobain played the retro acoustic-electric 1959 Martin D-18E during an MTV Unplugged performance in 1993 – often referred to as one of the greatest live performances in history.

He passed away five months after the epic show.

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s black Stratocaster had held the record until now, selling for US$3.95 million last year.

 

 

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