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Kurt Cobain’s ‘unplugged’ guitar sells for record-breaking $6 million

Decades after he took his own life, Kurt Cobain's guitar from the legendary MTV Unplugged performance has been sold at auction in Beverly Hills. The instrument sold for $6 million after a bidding war, smashing the previous record for an auctioned guitar.

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