Kurt Cobain’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Fender Mustang Guitar Goes Up For Auction
Loudwire reported that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain‘s iconic 1969 Fender Mustang guitar, which he used in the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ music video, goes up for auction for the first time.
Kurt Cobain had such a significant impact on rock music history that anything he had ever touched became a historical object for his hardcore fans. Guitars he used, sweaters he wore, or the things the singer created or signed always find a place for themselves in the auction marketplace.
Julien’s Auctions has established itself as one of the most successful auction houses. The famous auction house previously offered several artifacts and memorabilia owned and used by some legendary bands like Van Halen, Dio, Guns N’ Roses, and Tool. Julien’s Auctions have also been responsible for selling Kurt Cobain items like his handwritten Nirvana setlists, guitar picks, guitar pedals, and rare pictures.
As Loudwire recently reported, the auction house will now include Kurt Cobain’s left-handed 1969 Fender Mustang guitar at a three-day Music Icons event that will take place at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York between May 20-22, as well as online. Cobain had used the iconic guitar in the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit‘ music video.
This will mark the first time the item has been sold at auction since the guitar had been on display at Seattle’s MoPOP Museum of Pop Culture. The starting estimate expected for the guitar is $600,000 to $800,000 since the music video lives up to the song’s reputation and almost has 1.5 billion views on YouTube. Thus, many fans would love to pay thousands of dollars to get their hands on Cobain’s favorite guitar.
You can watch the music video of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ below.