Kurt Cobain’s Smells Like Teen Spirit electric guitar sold for £3.5m at auction

Kurt Cobain’s 1969 Fender Mustang guitar which he used in Nirvana’s video of Smells Like Teen Spirit has sold for $4.5m (£3.5m) at auction.

Finished in lake placid blue, the electric guitar has been on display at Seattle’s Experience Music Project, now renamed the Museum of Pop Culture, for the past 12 years.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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