Heads up fans of music memorabilia, you can own a piece of music history, and it’s only going to set you back about the price of a house. A black and white Fender Stratocaster used by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain for a gig in France on the band’s final tour is going up for auction with a starting bid of a whopping $48,500! The guitar is one of five left from the tour, so don’t expect to walk away with it at that price. Initial estimates show the guitar going as high as $140,000.
The seller says that Cobain gave him the guitar at the end of the 1994 gig, and he has done his research and expects the item to sell for plenty of cash. The seller is also quick to admit that Nirvana never even used the guitar as an actual instrument during the European tour, but that the guitar was one of several “subjected to the band’s onstage annihilation at concert’s end.”
The guitar is one of several items owned by former Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain that has gone up for auction in recent months. Other items include a green cardigan that Cobain wore during the taping of MTV Unplugged in New York, and even a lock of his hair. So, if you love grunge and guitars, and have plenty of money to kill, this piece of rock history just could be yours.