Subastan la guitarra de Kurt Cobain usada en el “MTV Unplugged”

Subastan la guitarra de Kurt Cobain usada en el “MTV Unplugged”

La casa de subastas Julien’s Auctions anunció que pondrá a la venta la guitarra que Kurt Cobain tocó durante el emblemático concierto de Nirvana “MTV Unplugged in New York”, meses antes de su muerte en abril de 1994.

La subasta se celebrará el sábado 19 y el domingo 20 de junio en Beverly Hills y online en www.juliensauctions.com y arrancará con un precio estimado de un millón de dólares.

La actuación de Nirvana aquella noche del 18 de noviembre de 1993 quedó para la posteridad como uno de los mejores discos en directo de la historia, asi como testamento musical de Cobain.

La guitarra que el artista estadounidense tocó en esa velada es una de las siete 302 D-18E construidas por la marca Martin en 1959 y fue customizada por el propio artista al añadir un fonocaptor de Bartolini en la boca de sonido.

Adicionalmente, el instrumento se vende con su funda original, decorada por el líder de Nirvana con una imagen del disco “Feel the Darkness” de la banda de punk rock Poison Idea e incluye varias cuerdas de repuesto -propiedad del músico- y tres púas.

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Reuters, Rolling Stone, Spin and more are writing about today’s announcement of Kurt Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E used in Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York, featured in our “Music Icons” auction taking place in Beverly Hills and live online at Julien’s Live on Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th. In what would become Nirvana’s most legendary performance, Kurt Cobain played his 1959 Martin D-18E in a live taping for the popular MTV Unplugged series on November 18, 1993. Approximately five months before his death, Cobain chose this guitar to paint what Rolling Stone called “his last self-portrait.” Perhaps the most important decision Cobain made for his MTV Unplugged performance was the “brush” he chose to paint the self-portrait that would ultimately be recognized as his greatest work. This 1959 Martin D-18E guitar was the only guitar he used throughout the entire MTV Unplugged performance. Cobain purchased this vintage Martin guitar and its vintage hardshell case at Voltage Guitar in Los Angeles. Both the guitar and its case were personally customized it prior to his MTV appearance and the set are being offered together in this auction. Twenty-six years later, Cobain’s MTV Unplugged performance remains the definitive self-portrait of a generation’s most transformative artist. Cobain’s Martin D-18E guitar survives as the most recognizable and important artifact, not only of Cobain’s MTV Unplugged performance, but of Cobain as an artist. JULIEN’S AUCTIONS PUBLIC EXHIBITION & LIVE AUCTION LOCATION Julien’s Auctions 257 N. Canon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Public Exhibition Monday, June 15th – Friday, June 19th, 2020 Daily: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time Free to the Public LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION MUSIC ICONS Friday, June 19th, 2020 Session I: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time Session II: 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time MUSIC ICONS Saturday, June 20th, 2020 Session III: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time Session IV: 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time #Auction #Music #Memorabilia #JuliensAuctions #RockNRoll #KurtCobain #Nirvana #MTVUnplugged #MTV #Guitar

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