It's the first of the star's instruments to go on public sale since his death ten years ago...
KURT COBAIN’s famous ‘FUCK ELVIS’ guitar is to be auctioned in TEXAS next month.
The customised guitar is the first of the Nirvana star’s instruments to go on public sale since his death ten years ago.
The original case bears the words ‘NIRVANA’ and ‘Fuck Elvis’ in white paint. Though now painted over with the same white paint, the words remain visible.
It is expected to reach a minimum of $200,000 when it goes under the hammer at Heritage Galleries and Auctioneers’ ‘Icons of the 20th Century Music’ auction in Dallas on April 17.
The guitar is the only known example in existence of a right-handed 1960’s Mosrite Gospel Mark IV and was bought by Cobain in San Francisco in 1990 and modified by him for a left-handed player.
Other instruments to go on sale at the auction include a piano owned by, Elton John Roger McGuinn from [/a]’ custom-built guitar, a Woodstock ticket autographed by Jimi Hendrix and [a]’s 1975 Grammy Medal.