The guitar played by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain during his performance on “MTV Unplugged” in 1993 sold for $6 million at an auction over the weekend.
The Seattle-based grunge band was booked to play a rare acoustic set on the MTV show. Under Cobain’s direction, Nirvana played only a little of their own material and surprised the audience with various cover songs. The show became a legendary performance. Cobain died of suicide at the age of 27 less than 5-months later.
The 1959 Martin D-18E sold for $6 million to Australian Peter Freedman, owner of Rodes Microphones, at the Music Icons event run by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly, Hills, California.