A guitar from Kurt Cobain‘s personal collection has gone on sale today (February 16) in a charity auction on eBay.
The late Nirvana frontman owned the instrument – a Hagstrom Blue Sparkle Deluxe – from late 1992 (apparently a Christmas gift to himself) until his death in 1994. Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, later gifted the guitar to a friend who played in an unspecified Seattle grunge band, before the instrument came into the possession of Nathan Fasold, a Portland-based collector of music memorabilia.
The guitar is now the subject of a charity auction on eBay, which began today and will run until February 26 – the auction coinciding with what would have been Cobain’s 50th birthday on February 20.
See an image of the guitar in question below.
Fasold has collaborated with eBay for Charity for the listing, with 10% of proceeds from the final sale of the guitar going to Transition Projects, Inc. – a Portland-based nonprofit that helps more than 10,000 people every year transition from homelessness to housing.
Find out more about Cobain’s guitar and bid here.
Earlier this month, 1000 musicians and Nirvana fans gathered in Italy to perform a cover of the 1991 grunge classic ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ – watch footage of the rendition here.