Kurt Cobain’s iconic blue guitar from the Smells Like Teen Spirit video at auction in May

Kurt Cobain’s blue guitar, which he played in Nirvana’s 1991 Smells Like Teen Spirit music video, is expected to raise up to $ 800,000 at an auction next month.

With footage, which garnered more than 1.4 billion views on YouTube, the 1969 left-handed Fender Mustang is without a doubt one of the most famous instruments in rock, according to Martin Nolan, CEO of Julien’s Auctions.

“This is one of the most iconic guitars ever to come to the auction block, this is the blue Mustang Fender guitar, one of Kurt Cobain’s favorite guitars of all time,” Nolan said as he stood next to a exhibition of the deceased rocker’s memorabilia at showroom in Beverly Hills.

Rocking out: Kurt Cobain’s blue guitar, which he played in Nirvana’s 1991 Smells Like Teen Spirit music video, is expected to raise up to $ 800,000 when it goes on auction next month

“The guitar comes with its original case and also the guitar strap, so it’s … really important for collectors when they come to the auction to know the originality,” said Nolan, noting that the guitar has stayed with the family. since Cobain’s death in 1994.

The cobain guitar is the star lot in the auction house’s Music Icons auction, which takes place in New York and online from 20-22. May.

Nolan said the auction house conservatively has estimated a guitar price range of $ 600,000 to $ 800,000, but noted that “it is a very conservative auction estimate.”

Iconic: With footage that has garnered more than 1.4 billion views on YouTube, the 1969 left-handed Fender Mustang is without a doubt one of the most famous instruments in rock, according to Martin Nolan, CEO of Juliens Auktioner

Iconic: With footage that has garnered more than 1.4 billion views on YouTube, the 1969 left-handed Fender Mustang is without a doubt one of the most famous instruments in rock, according to Martin Nolan, CEO of Juliens Auktioner

“This is one of the most iconic guitars ever to come to the auction block, this is the blue Mustang Fender guitar, one of Kurt Cobain’s favorite guitars of all time,” Nolan said as he stood next to a exhibition of the deceased rocker’s memorabilia at showroom in Beverly Hills; seen in December 1989

A piece of history: The Cobain guitar is the star of the auction house's Music Icons auction, which takes place in New York and online from 20-22.  May.

A piece of history: The Cobain guitar is the star of the auction house's Music Icons auction, which takes place in New York and online from 20-22.  May.

A piece of history: The Cobain guitar is the star of the auction house’s Music Icons auction, which takes place in New York and online from 20-22. May.

The auction house said part of the profits would go to Kicking The Stigma, a mental health charity founded by Jim Irsay’s owner of the Indianapolis Colts.

The auction also features other items, including an original Kurt Cobain artwork by Michael Jackson, which is expected to fetch up to $ 40,000 (USD), and one of his cars, a 1965 Dodge Dart, is expected to fetch between $ 400,000 to $ 600,000 .

In May 2021, six strands of Cobain’s long blonde hair were sold for as much as $ 14,145 at an Iconic Auctions auction.

According to the auction house, the longest string is only about 2.5 inches, which is pretty wild considering that each string was sold for $ 2,357.50 per piece.

The auction also features other items, including an original Kurt Cobain artwork by Michael Jackson that is expected to fetch up to $ 40,000 (USD)

The auction also features other items, including an original Kurt Cobain artwork by Michael Jackson that is expected to fetch up to $ 40,000 (USD)

One of Cobain's cars, a 1965 Dodge Dart, is expected to bring in between $ 400,000 and $ 600,000

One of Cobain’s cars, a 1965 Dodge Dart, is expected to bring in between $ 400,000 and $ 600,000

His personally designed 1985 Iron Maiden Killers skateboard deck artwork with Iron Maiden is expected to go for between $ 20,000 - $ 40,000

His personally designed 1985 Iron Maiden Killers skateboard deck artwork with Iron Maiden is expected to go for between $ 20,000 – $ 40,000

The hairs are preserved and held together inside a plastic the size of a coaster.

According to the list, the threads came at a very interesting time when they were cut just four months after the release of Nirvana’s first album Bleach and years before, they became the biggest rock band in the world.

The locks came from his friend and early confidant, Tessa Osbourne, who cut her hair in Birmingham, England on October 29, 1989.

Before that, Cobain’s acoustic guitar from Nirvana’s iconic ‘MTV Unplugged in New York’ performance from 1993 was sold for a record $ 6 million at auction in June 2020.

Cobain's personally owned all admission tickets are expected to cost between $ 1,000 - $ 2,000

Cobain's personally owned all admission tickets are expected to cost between $ 1,000 - $ 2,000

Cobain’s personally owned all admission tickets are expected to cost between $ 1,000 – $ 2,000

The 1959 Martin D-18E – which was often out of tune – was expected to bring in between $ 1 million and $ 2 million at the online sale ‘Music Icons’, which hosted Juliens Auctions, but it ended up breaking the record for the most expensive guitar.

The party came with the guitar case, which the Smells Like Teen Spirit group’s deceased frontman used, which has a poster with Poison Idea’s album Feel the Darkness on it, while inside there is a bunch of guitar strings, picks and a ‘stash’ bag.

Kurt married Courtney Love of Hole fame in 1992; together they had daughter Frances Bean, who is now 27 years old.

Wow: Meanwhile, Cobain's acoustic guitar from Nirvana's iconic 1993 'MTV Unplugged in New York' sold out for a record $ 6 million at auction in June 2020;  seen in 1993

Wow: Meanwhile, Cobain’s acoustic guitar from Nirvana’s iconic 1993 ‘MTV Unplugged in New York’ sold out for a record $ 6 million at auction in June 2020; seen in 1993

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