A guitar played by late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged has become the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. 

The acoustic-electric 1959 Martin D-18E was played by Cobain during his famous performance on the popular music show five months before he passed away.

According to Julien's Auctions, the retro instrument sold for £4.8 million to Rode Microphones founder Peter Freedman. It is now the most expensive guitar ever to be sold at auction. 

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The guitar was sold along with its original case, which Cobain had decorated with a poster from the 1990 album Feel the Darkness by Poison Idea.

Freedman is reportedly going to take the guitar on a global tour to raise money for the performing arts.

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