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TrendingKurt Cobain's 'Martin' and other famous guitars

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Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged guitar world record auction

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'Unplugged' guitar belonging to Kurt Cobain auctions for $1million

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Nirvana - About A Girl (Live On MTV Unplugged, 1993 / Unedited)

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Nirvana - All Apologies (MTV Unplugged)

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Top 10 Iconic Guitars of All Time

The guitar used by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during the band’s famous MTV Unplugged in New York concert has sold for more than $6m (£4.8m) at auction. The 1959 Martin D-18E featured in the grunge group’s performance in November 1993, five months before Cobain’s death aged 27. The winning bid came from Australian businessman Peter Freedman, owner of Rode Microphones, who bid in person in Beverly Hills, seeing off competition from around the world. This is not the only famous guitar, there are many more around the world and we bring you stories around them and their famous owners.