Kurt Cobain's broken, unplayable guitar sold for nearly $600,000

Originally published at: Kurt Cobain's broken, unplayable guitar sold for nearly $600,000 | Boing Boing

it’s kind of silly that they would emphasize that it’s unplayable, since that condition is part of what makes it noteworthy. i can’t imagine an auction of a broken guitar by Pete Townshend or a burned one from Jimi Hendrix would make a mention of their unplayability.

If I had just spent $600k on a guitar I would want to not play it.

But if I had spent $600k on a guitar I would also be a very different person than I actually am.

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… why is it silly to report noteworthy facts :confused:


Life imitates art:

“How much did you pay
For the chunk of his guitar
The one he ruthlessly smashed at the end of the show?
And how much will he pay
For a brand-new guitar
One which he’ll ruthlessly smash at the end of another show?
And how long will the workers
Keep building him new ones?”

Cake, Rock and Roll Lifestyle


As long as the soda cans are red white and blue ones!

Someone could do a blistering cover of John Cage’s 4’33".


For most people, all guitars are unplayable.

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