ONE of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s guitars, which has been priced in excess of $10 million (€9.5 million), is set to go on display in Ireland.
obain, who tragically committed suicide in 1994, formed the band whose music is credited with the soundtrack to Generation X.
Now Nirvana fans have the chance to see one of his most famous guitars when it’s on display at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge Silverware, Co. Kildare from Thursday to Friday.
At this world-exclusive event, Newbridge Silverware will proudly display Cobain’s iconic 1969 Fender Mustang.
The left-handed guitar was used by Cobain in the band’s seminal and culturally-defining 1991 music video, Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Cobain and the music of Nirvana are credited with instigating the alternative rock revolution and will continue to ignite the alternative rock world generations later.
Cobain’s painting of Michael Jackson and his own laminated personal backstage pass for the 1992 Nevermind Australian tour are also on display.
Ahead of the exhibition, Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions, which will take over the sale of the guitar later this month, said: “Kurt Cobain was a hugely influential figure, not just in music but in popular culture. Kurt Cobain’s acoustic guitar sold for a record-breaking $6 million in 2020, and this guitar currently holds the record for the most expensive guitar ever sold.
“This Fender Mustang electric guitar from Smells Like Teen Spirit was Kurt’s favorite guitar and is much more iconic and an extremely important piece. It was also used in the music video Smells Like Teen Spirit and in the recording of the albums Nevermind and In Utero.
“This guitar has been on display at the MoPop Museum in Seattle since 2010. In my opinion, this guitar could beat the current world record for a guitar sold at auction and sell for over $10 million.”
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The guitar and other items from Kurt Cobain and Nirvana will be sold by Julien’s Auctions in a celebrity-studded auction May 20-22 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/nirvana-frontman-kurt-cobains-95m-guitar-to-go-on-display-in-co-kildare-41606786.html Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s €9.5 million guitar is on display in Co Kildare