Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang sells for over $1.5 million

This Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang which was used during Nirvana’s In Utero tour has just sold for over $1.5 million

The Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang which is known as The Sky Stang is up for auction. It was played at Nirvana’s final show in Munich, Germany, and is expected to fetch between $1 and $2 million

UPDATE 21/11/23

The Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang Skystang 1 sold for $1,587,500 at Julien’s Auctions in Nashville over the weekend (18 November).

SkyStang 1

UPDATE 22/10/23

See Kurt Cobain’s Fender Sky Stang 1 documented in the video below by NirvanaGuitars

Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang

This Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang is a Japanese-made left-handed model and quite a famous one.

In Utero Tour

This is one of only 10 left-handed Mustang models that Cobain supposedly bought ahead of the Nirvana tour.

Bids start at $250,000 at auction and it is expected to sell for between $1,000,000-$2,000,000.

The Sky Stang I

It is known as The Sky Stang I, and Cobain reportedly used the guitar extensively throughout his final tour dates with Nirvana, following the release of their In Utero album.

It has an Electric Blue finish, a distinctive and unique yellow ‘V’ shape on the tortoiseshell pickguard, and a white humbucker in the bridge position.

Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang
Rear crack on the body

There is also a sizeable crack on the rear of the instrument, running from the neck heel to about halfway down the guitar’s body.


Cobain can be seen playing the Sky Stang I at the Munich show for a tongue-in-cheek cover of The Cars’ My Best Friend’s Girl.


It was also used for nearly all of the band’s MTV Live and Loud show in December 1993 and has previously been on display in Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.

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