Kurt Cobain’s 1993 In Utero Fender Mustang sells for $340,000

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It has already been a banner year for electric guitar auctions, and we can add another impressive sale to the pile: Kurt Cobain’s 1993 custom Fender Mustang, which just went for a whopping $340,000.

The guitar, finished in sky blue and accented by a red mottled pickguard, was sold as part of Julien’s Auctions two-day Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll event on October 24 and 25. Cobain used the Mustang on Nirvana’s In Utero tour in 1993.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.