Curt Cobain’s iconic guitar with which he stirred the crowds when he sang “Smells Like Teen Spirit» was auctioned by Julien’s Auctions and its new owner was found.
The frontman of Nirvana, bought this guitar in 1990 and in addition to the well-known video of the important “hymnOf the 1991 grunge band, he used it in other appearances with Nirvana.
it is about a Fender Mustang of 1969, in blue and white and Lake Placid Blue finish as reported by dailymail.co.uk.
The iconic electric guitar after auction has now found its new owner after passing into the hands of Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts team who gave 4.1 million euros to acquire it.
The guitar, case and strap sold for seven times more than the estimate of Julien’s Auctions, California, USA.
Curt Cobain’s favorite guitar
This particular guitar was his favorite Curt Cobain something he had stated in an interview with Guitar World. “I am left-handed and it is not very easy to find left-handed guitars at reasonable prices and high quality. But of all the guitars around the world, the Fender Mustang is my favorite. “I only have two of them,” said Curt Cobain.
The new owner of the guitar
Jim Irssey, 52, who is the new owner of the infamous Fender Mustang is a big collector guitars. Regarding his new acquisition, he said: “I’m excited to have to preserve and protect another piece of American culture that has changed the way we see the world. The fact that part of the revenue will go in our favor to fight the stigma around mental health makes this acquisition even more special to me “.
His large collection includes other popular musical instruments such as Elvis Presley, Prince, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and David Gilmour, among others.
Donated by Curt Cobain’s family
The Curt Cobain family has made the important decision to donate part of the proceeds from the guitar to Kicking The Stigma, the Colts’ anti-stigma campaign over mental health issues.
Source: News Beast