Kurt Cobain’s legendary guitar sold for almost Rp66bn

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain’s legendary guitar was sold for Rp66 billion. (Source: The Sun)

Jakarta, IO – Kurt Cobain’s guitar featured in Nirvana’s music video “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” was sold for US$4.5 million (Rp66 billion).

The 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar was sold to Jim Irsay Collection of Indianapolis in an auction by Julien’s Auctions, Sunday (22/5).

“To have this legendary guitar, one of the most culturally significant and historically important guitars of Kurt Cobain and in all of rock music history returns to my home state of Indiana to be part of Jim Irsay’s renowned memorabilia collection is a great honor and personal highlight of my life,” said Julien’s Auctions President Darren Julien.

“This once-in-a-lifetime auction has been one of the greatest privileges in my professional career and I am duly pleased that the proceeds will also bring much needed attention to mental health awareness.”