Cobain Guitar Auction

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  1. Hey_you

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    Kurt's guitar and 1 of his sweaters being auctioned off. They are expecting 200-300K/sweater and up to 500K for the guitar. If I only had the $$$, heh. I want a leftie 1 day. Wanna see how Fripp's using a rh guitar works with the fret hand being dominate we had to train out left hand. I wonder what my right will do in the fretboard. By the way, an Elvis guitar is expected to sell round 20K. (who is the King here?)

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    Wow! 500 k for an old modified mustang.
    The touch of the masters hand has added value or the body is made of gold.

    I heard the sweater is 'unwashed' for those who collect DNA.
     
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    I'll take the guitar. I've always wanted a Mustang and lefty ones usually don't last long when you can find them.
     
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    I knew a guy years back who owned one of Kurt's old jags. I told the dude it sounded cool, but I, as a huge Nirvana fan, had no desire to play a left handed guitar.

    I do regret not buying the Cobain mustang (in right handed) over the pawn shop special I bought.... the trems are neat.

    We will see how much this fetches. Possibly over Lucille money?
     
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    Fender CS should really do a signature version of that sweater.

    Guitar. I mean guitar.

    CP.
     
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    Is it the striped sweater? Maybe the custom shop could mimic the stripe on to a sig guitars finish and include a pair of womens white framed sunglasses?
     
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    Stuff he ever actually play much guitar?
     
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    When I saw him, he played the heck out of his guitar. I couldn't believe how great they were live, I thought they were a great band, but they were spot on live. I think he was truly one of the greats.
     
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    Damn if I had the cash I'd pick up both. The main guitar I want but is destroyed is his epiphone coronet.
     
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    I heard the sweater is 'unwashed' for those who collect DNA.[/QUOTE]
    ROFL!!! it looks that way TOO!
     
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    Yeah I'd rock that, super cool .....
     
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    I think his style was too heavy handed. Probably too out of it to know what he was doing.
    I wouldn't give you peanuts for any of his stuff.
     
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    ROFL!!! it looks that way TOO![/QUOTE]

    So the lucky bidder could make clones of Kurt?
     
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    But whose DNA? He was famous for buying clothes at thrift stores.
     
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    That’s not one of his sweaters - that’s THE sweater.

    Auction estimates are purposely low.


     
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    I like that its south paw , but I never thought he was good enough to warrent that much of a price hike , and he was silly enough to end his career the way he did , its an old mustang thats been altered so its not even original , too bad , some idiot will pay for it
     
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    “...good enough...”

    Do you mean he couldn’t play bendy scorching leads in a classic bluesrock context?

    Beck/Page/Clapton/Gilmour ?

    His tunes were too “simple” ?

    And part of the reason anything associated with him will go for so much is the way he decided to end his career. For better or worse , he thought it was better to burn out than to fade away.

    He is one of THE seminal figures in the history of rock. I didn’t decide that/you didn’t decide that, but it’s generally accepted at this point.

    And if you weren’t the right age or demographic in +/- 1990 or so, he and that band aren’t going to mean anything to you now and didn’t back then.
     
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    He definitely left it all on stage. IMO he was an amazing performer.
     
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    it not a thing I would get worried about , I just didnt think he had a lot stuff that interested me at all , and it has nothing to do with the grumpy old man stuff going on its personal taste , but having said that I am open to all types of music including stuff that most have never heard of , and as a matter of detail I was around and active during the punk era working sound for alot of local punk bands
    Dayglo abortions , Pointed sticks, Actionaughts, Avantguard Dogs, DOA, U-J3rks
    so personal preference is not a grumpy old man thing , I'm sure cobains guitar is a thing for some one , just not this kid

    sorry if you got the wrong impression here

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    A popular misconception. He could play when he felt like it, which became less and less often as time went on. Earlier recordings prove this. From what I've read, he was very particular about his sound and his gear also....but it was during a time when caring too much about such things was seen as uncool.

    And yeah, he did drugs. But that fact shouldn't define him as a musician or a person..but it does for many, and that's unfortunate...even if it is his own fault.
     
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