Guitar used by KURT COBAIN in NIRVANA’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video sells for $4.5 million at auction

Julian’s auction‘Bombshell three-day music auction “music icon” Events on Friday, May 20, Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 culminated today with the highly anticipated mythical electric guitar that changed music and the world: Kurt Cobain1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar in Nirvana1991’s Breakout Hit and Landmark Music Video “smells like Teen Spirit”.

One of the most important and iconic guitars to own and play Kurt Cobain Once came to auction and sold for $4.5 million, well above its original estimate of $600,000.This guitar is made by Jim Irsay Favorites In Indianapolis, collectors and bidders from around the globe entered a bidding war at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York, on-site, via and by phone. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Cobain Families are donating a portion of the proceeds of the legendary guitar and choose Kurt Cobain item to kick the shamethis Ilseth‘ Initiatives to raise awareness of mental health disorders and remove the stigma associated with these disorders.through grants and personal donations ilsay Families, more than $16 million has been committed to local and national organizations to expand treatment and research and raise awareness in Indiana and beyond.

“I’m excited to preserve and protect another American culture that has changed the way we see the world,” said Jim IlsayOwner and CEO National Football Leagueof indianapolis colts“The fact that a portion of the proceeds will go towards our efforts to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health makes this acquisition even more special to me.”

“Own this legendary guitar, one of the most culturally and historically significant Kurt Cobain In all the history of rock music, come back to my home state of Indiana to be a part of it Jim IlsayThe famous memorabilia collection is a huge honor and a personal highlight of my life,” said Darren JulianPresident/CEO Julian’s auction Who is from Auburn, Indiana. “This once-in-a-lifetime auction is one of the greatest privileges of my career, and I’m delighted that the proceeds will also draw much-needed attention to mental health awareness.”

Nirvanabreakout single “smells like Teen Spirit” Created a huge shift in the music world and a cultural moment in history by heralding the alternative/trash era of the 90s and becoming one of the most iconic songs and music videos of all time. Anthem from Generation X’s Second Album “It doesn’t matter” Celebrated its 30th anniversary milestone last fall, transforming the Seattle-based underground trio into Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselik and Dave Grohl Become the biggest band in the world overnight.The song serves as a call to battle for teenage revolt, interrupted by strong revolt CobainThe haunting performance of the legendary video and its strong imagery of anarchy and alienation that would later define the grunge revolution. On September 29, 1991, the video depicts a high school pep rally that turned into a frenzy. music tvof “120 minutes” and propel the band to superstardom with the stratosphere “It doesn’t matter” It went gold just five weeks after its release.

Cobain Considered this 1969 Fender Mustang, the left-handed guitar in Lake Placid blue finish with matching headstock is one of his favorites, and said in a final interview guitar world: “I’m left-handed and it’s hard to find good quality left-handed guitars at an affordable price. But of all the guitars in the world, the Fender Mustang is my favorite. I only own two of them.” This guitar is also in the studio used “It doesn’t matter” and “in the womb” Recorded sessions, as well as many famous live performances. It was featured prominently in Seattle’s Experiential Music Project (now known as the MoPOP Museum of Pop Culture), and was photographed and included in the prestigious guitar collection.

Other rare and sensational items personally owned and used by famous musicians for sale today include (estimated): Cobain1965 “Baby Blue” Dodge Dart 170 4-door sedan – the only known surviving car, by Kurt Cobain ($375,000). The sale of the light blue Dodge is accompanied by an exclusive NFT from Collection Kurtsister Kim Cobain The person who has owned the vehicle in the past 28 years; CobainHand drawn in 1985 Iron Lady “Killer” Skateboard Deck Artwork iron lady mascot”Eddie” Plus the NFT that comes with the physical item ($35,200); Cobain‘s original work Michael Jackson Plus the NFT ($87,500) that comes with the physical item, etc.

Exclusive NFT Collection Kurt Cobain Images are also highlights, including: Kurt Cobain‘s Signature Personally Owned and Wears Green Fetalini Striped Short Sleeve Sweater, in Nirvanaof “smells like Teen Spirit” music video Kim CobainExclusive audio narration of ($10,240) and 360-degree digital representation Kim CobainExclusive audio narration about a pair of black canvas Converse Jack Purcell shoes Kurt Cobain ($10,240) “Fuhgawz” on the left shoe and “Foogauzie” on the right.

Julian’s auction making global headlines with the products it sells Kurt Cobainof “MTV Unplugged” 1959 Martin D-18E Acoustic Electric Guitar, sold for $6 million in 2020, becoming the world’s most expensive guitar ever sold at auction Julian’s Entering the Guinness Book of World Records for the third time. Julian’s broke sales records Kurt Cobainsouvenirs include Cobaincardigan “MTV Unplugged” Sold for a record $334,000 in New York, his “in the womb” Fender Mustang guitar sold for $340,000 on tour, one by Cobain His own guitar-playing signed ‘Kurdt Kobain Rock Star’ sold for over $281,000, and the cardigan he wore on his last shoot sold for $75,000 Nirvana A list of tray settings is written in Cobain‘s handwriting sold for a record $22,400.

Over 1,300 items in Julian’s auction“music icon” This weekend’s event at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York brought in nearly $15,000,000 in total. The auction kicked off Friday with the property of the Alex Livesson Archives, a record-breaking auction house paying tribute to the stars of the progressive rock metal genre’s most influential music icons and guitar heroes One of the tributes.Over 100 owned and used signed guitars, instruments, wardrobes, gear and memorabilia Alex Livessonlegend rock and roll hall of fame guitarist and co-founder hurry, one of the best-selling progressive rock bands of all time, was made available to the public for the first time and shattered all initial estimates. Highlights included (winning bid): LishengThe most iconic and workhorse guitar, “Whitey”, a Gibson ES-355TD electric guitar designed for Alex Livesson exist Gibson Kalamazoo factory and Lisheng1976-2015 lead guitar hurry, sold for a staggering $384,000.This wonderful guitar is hurryThe most explosive creative and legendary music era: “Farewell to the King” (1977) to “Test Echo” (1996), it can be seen that the Lisheng on stage during all tours “Farewell to the King” (1977-1978) to “R40” (2015) and most of RUSH’s music videos to accompany “Farewell to the King”, “hemisphere” and “moving pictures”and also “Show Don’t Tell” From “fast” (1989); his 1970 Gibson Les Paul electric guitar by Lisheng exist hurryFirst tour in 1974, and by Lisheng all hurry album and tour from “Red Eye Flight” and “2112” arrive “hemisphere” ($224,000); a 1981 Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion electric guitar Alex Livesson1981 lead guitar “moving pictures” Tour and numerous tours in 2007 “Snake and Arrow” Touring ($218,750); his modified white Fender Stratocaster electric guitar is called “Hentor Sportscaster” Lisheng Most albums recorded since “moving pictures” (1981), especially “Grace Under Pressure” (1984) and consider LishengFavorite solo guitar, including from hurryof billboard beat “spotlight” ($187,500); his 1976 Gibson Dove acoustic guitar Lisheng to write “Central Closer” and other songs from 1977 hurry album “Farewell to the King” and participated in many tours including “Farewell to the King” (1977-1978),“hemisphere” (1978-1979), and “moving pictures” (1981) ($128,000); a black 1991 Paul Reed Smith CE 24 electric guitar used as Lisheng1991-2004 lead guitar ($112,500); a 1976 Ovation classical guitar Lisheng Touring 1994-2015 ($102,400); a 1957 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top electric guitar Alex Livesson in with big sugar 2017 ($128,000); 2015 limited edition Gibson EDS-1275 double neck electric guitar designed for hurry40th anniversary “R40” Tour and play live Lisheng Songs that require six- and twelve-string guitars, including “Xanadu” from the 1977 album “Farewell to the King” Selling for $89,600 or more.

Other important auction highlights include (along with their winning bid): a 1980 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe electric guitar “Bad Fingers” album player sound gardenof Chris Cornell ($76,800); spiral-bound Mead notebook containing 17 pages of handwritten lyrics, doodles, and other personal notes guns and rosesAxel Ross ($38,400); a Charvel EVH Art Series electric guitar hand-striped and played on stage Eddie Van Halen ($57,600); Rychlik Designs 14K White Gold “SLASH” Guitar Shape Pendant Owned reduce ($16,000) and his Tobacco Sunburst 2006 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul 1959 Reissue Electric Guitar ($51,200) and more.

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