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Kurt Cobain Stage Smashed Guitar Expected To Fetch Over $100K

04/21/2016
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(TeamRock Radio) A guitar smashed up onstage by Kurt Cobain on Nirvana's last tour is up for auction - with the minimum bid set at $48,000. The black and white Fender Stratocaster is expected to fetch upwards of $140,000 according to auction house Cooper Owen.

The guitar was used during Nirvana's gig at Palais Omnisport in Rennes, France, on February 16, 1994. It was one of a batch sent to Cobain by Fender to be used in the band's traditional end-of-set jams during which the frontman smashed up his instrument.

The seller says the guitar was destroyed and then rebuilt. A description in the listing reads: "I've been doing a lot of research about this guitar. According to James Vincent, Kurt's guitar tech from December 1993 onwards, Kurt had five of these lefty black and white Strats, shipped by Fender specifically for the end of set jamming and destruction, as they were cheap and they were scared he would otherwise smash his new Mustangs." Read more here.

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