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Ongoing History Daily: Another Nirvana collectible

Even though the band has been gone for almost 30 years, the fascination with all things Nirvana continue, especially anything to do with Kurt Cobain.

Recently, a old crappy electric guitar was put up for sale. It was a Teisco Del Ray EV-2T. Kurt never owned it, but he did play it. The original owner is a guy named Johnny Cooper who met and jammed with Kurt in his apartment in Olympia, Washington. This was 1985, so Nirvana was still two years in the future.

What makes it kinda special is that he carved the word “SICK” on the body of the guitar. That’s what makes it collectible. This guitar, which originally needed to be ordered from a catalogue in late 60s, had an original price of $50. The sale price? Around $10,000.

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