Kurt Cobain's 1969 Fender Mustang guitar—the one seen in the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" music video—is estimated to sell at auction next month for $600,000-$800,000. I predict it will go for more. Much more. In case you hope to play it, you should know that it's a lefty. Also up for bid is a painting he did of Michael Jackson, his 1965 Dodge Dart 170 4-door sedan, a few other bits of ephemera, and quite a few NFTs because, well, y'know. Gil Kaufman writes in Billboard:
Other items include an NFT with Kim's narration and a 360-degree digital representation of the black canvas Converse Jack Purcell shoes owned by Cobain (est. $2,000-$4,000), Cobain's personally drawn 1985 Iron Maiden "Killers" skateboard deck (est. $20,000-$40,000), an original Cobain drawing of Michael Jackson (est. $40,000-$60,000), as well as Cobain's all-access pass from Nirvana's In Utero tour (est. $1,000-$2,000), his United Airlines boarding pass for a flight form Seattle to Chicago (est. $400-$600) and his personally owned Pokey bendable toy from Gumby with "Nirvana" scrawled on the side (est. $2,000-$3,000).
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Julien's announced that a portion of the proceeds from the auction of the guitar and a handful of other Cobain items will benefit the mental health awareness campaign "Kicking the Stigma."