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Cobain “MTV Unplugged” Martin $6m

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https://www.nme.com/news/music/kurt-cobains-mtv-unplugged-guitar-sells-for-record-breaking-4-85million-2692483
 

So...this guitar. Most expensive ever sold at auction. Purchased by the owner of Rode Microphones.

There was some debate over this guitar - Frances Bean Cobain owned it and gave it to her (now ex) husband.

When they divorced, she asked for it back.

Judge said No...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5732933/amp/Frances-Bean-Cobain-gets-dad-Kurts-guitar-ex-finalizes-terms-divorce.html
 

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And people have been saying it’s a difficult time to sell used gear.. 

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It's ironic that during that Unplugged show Kurt mocked the estate of Leadbelly for offering him a guitar for half-a-million dollars.

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2 hours ago, James Nada said:

It's ironic that during that Unplugged show Kurt mocked the estate of Leadbelly for offering him a guitar for half-a-million dollars.

Yeah - really does stick in the craw a bit that.

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Maybe I should have asked more than £5k for my ex-Pino stingray?

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1 hour ago, ClassicVibes said:

Who cares? This is the better version anyway.

 

Is that a pee take performance or is that meant to be a serious cover? Either way it's pretty shocking. 

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The only things that irritate me about this whole torrid issue (aside from the stupidity of Frances Bean Cobain giving the guitar away as a marriage present and Courtney Love, generally), is that the whole guitar thing pretty much stopped Cobain's daughter's ex-husband Isiah Silva's band The Eeries dead in their tracks. 

They were on a sharp ascendency, possibly because of the Cobain connection and were (or perhaps still are), a wonderful band.

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