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Kurt Cobain’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Guitar Sells for $4.5M
Kurt Cobain’s 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar featured in Nirvana’s groundbreaking “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video was auctioned for more than $4 million at Julien’s Auctions on Sunday.
The fabled blue guitar was snagged by billionaire Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who runs The Jim Irsay Collection, showcasing “museum-quality artifacts and rare memorabilia from American history, rock ‘n roll, and pop culture,” according to its website.
Irsay acquired the iconic ax in a bidding war among collectors from around the globe who participated in the online and over-the-phone auction, Julien’s Auctions said Sunday.
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