Cobains Guitar Sold

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  1. Atrax robustus

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    Cobain's guitar fetches $117,500
    A guitar belonging to the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was auctioned for $117,500 (£65,000) on Saturday.
    The guitar was said to have been one of his favourites, and was the first of his instruments to go on sale since his death 10 years ago.

    It was expected to be sold for $100,000 by Heritage Galleries in Dallas, Texas.

    The piano on which Sir Elton John wrote Your Song and Tiny Dancer fetched $164,500 (£91,500) and one of Sir Elton's jumpsuits sold for $26,337 (£14,650).

    Unique

    The sale in Dallas Market Hall contained more than 1,700 lots made up of instruments, photos, autographs, posters, toys and general music memorabilia.

    Cobain purchased the guitar in San Francisco in 1990 and sold it in 1992.

    The right-handed guitar was modified to be played by a left-handed person and is the only known example of a Mark IV-style Mosrite Gospel.

    Also sold were a signed 1963 poster of The Beatles for $17,625 (£9,800) and Sir Elton's Hollywood Walk of Fame star award for $15,312 (£8,500).

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    Story from BBC NEWS:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/entertainment/music/3635523.stm
     
  2. Jason Blood

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    wow...

    I can't believe that it was sold

    they could have made a shrine out of it and people would have given money to see it
     
  3. Atrax robustus

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    Its a hell of alot of money for a guitar though eh?

    :eek:
     
  4. KingOfDreams

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    Cobain's guitars were cheap. The only reason it sold for that much is because of his name. Well, it does say there that the Mosrite was the only known model of it's kind. Maybe that had a little to do with that, but not much. And my post here is not a slight on Cobain. I'm a big Nirvana fan.
     
  5. Liquid Snake

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    how much do you guys think Jimmy pages guitar would be ? Or hendrix?
     
  6. Tsunulia

    Tsunulia Queen of the Kitties

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    i don't feel like clikin the link cuz I'm lazy. Got a pic of the guitar? I wanna see it :D
     
  7. KingOfDreams

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    Jimmy Page's guitar would probably fetch a lot, though Hendrix's would probably fetch more because he's become even more of a legend since his death.
     
  8. Calendar Man

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    Also Hendrix owns Page along with every other guitarist basically.

    As for Cobains stuff, I would much rather own some of the props from the "Heart Shaped Box" video then his guitar. Maybe the Jesus Santa hat or one of the hanging uteruses.
     
  9. KingOfDreams

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    I personally don't like Cobain's guitars myself either.
     
  10. THWIP*

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    DID IT HAVE BRAIN MATTER AND BLOOD STAINS ON IT? :o
     
  11. jaguarr

    jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    True. Most of his guitars were on the low end of garden variety. I think he fell in love with the sound of them when he was scraping buy and could only afford to buy the cheaper ones.

    jag
     
  12. The Decider

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    Was it the same guitar he took "The String of Death" off of?
     
  13. PLAS

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    Jag's right, Kurt loved the sound of cheap guitars
    that was is signature sound
     
  14. jaguarr

    jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    Yep. I think the action on the fretboards of them had an influence on his playing, as well.

    jag
     
  15. PLAS

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    I'd love to have a guitar that belonged to Thurston Moore
     
  16. Motown Marvel

    Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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    i know a guy who owns 3 of john entwistle's (sp?) bass guitars! he also owns 2 tommy pinball machines, and few of the who's gold/platinum albums signed by the band!
     
  17. PLAS

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    is he a fan of The Who?
     
  18. Motown Marvel

    Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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    meh. casually....at best.
     
  19. Flame on!

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    It's a guitar.
     
  20. jaguarr

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    For me, it's Stevie Ray Vaughn. :up:

    jag
     

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