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Cobain's guitar fetches $117,500
Kurt Cobain
Fans recently marked the 10th anniversary of Cobain's death
A guitar belonging to the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was auctioned for $117,500 (65,000) on Saturday.

The guitar was said to have been one of his favourites, and was the first of his instruments to go on sale since his death 10 years ago.

It was expected to be sold for $100,000 by Heritage Galleries in Dallas, Texas.

The piano on which Sir Elton John wrote Your Song and Tiny Dancer fetched $164,500 (91,500) and one of Sir Elton's jumpsuits sold for $26,337 (14,650).

Unique

The sale in Dallas Market Hall contained more than 1,700 lots made up of instruments, photos, autographs, posters, toys and general music memorabilia.

Cobain purchased the guitar in San Francisco in 1990 and sold it in 1992.

The right-handed guitar was modified to be played by a left-handed person and is the only known example of a Mark IV-style Mosrite Gospel.

Also sold were a signed 1963 poster of The Beatles for $17,625 (9,800) and Sir Elton's Hollywood Walk of Fame star award for $15,312 (8,500).


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