One of rarest Kurt Cobain guitars a Mark IV-style Mosrite Gospel that was sold at auction came with it's original case that bears the words 'NIRVANA' and 'Fuck Elvis' in white paint. While painted over with the same paint are still visible on inspection. It first sold at auction in 1994 for $75,000. Then in 2004 it was a featured instrument in the‘Icons of 20th Century Music’ auction, held in Dallas, TX. The guitar sold to a collector for $131,450.00. At one time Courtney Love, attempted to claim ownership of the instrument but Kurt had sold the guitar before they were married.
Beside being Kurt Cobain's guitar, the guitar itself was rare, according to Kurt’s tech, Earnie Bailey, "Kurt had only one Gospel, and this is a beyond rare guitar. At the time Kurt died, I was secretly working with Loretta Mosley to build Kurt a lefty Gospel," ".in some cool color." Unfortunately, Kurt passed away as Earnie was gathering photos to send to Mosrite of Kurt's original. "Loretta sent me a nice letter after it ended, as she had recently lost Semie (husband, founder of Mosrite) and was now running Mosrite on her own… she had sent me some sales literature of another Gospel, but could find no history of ever having made one based on the Mark IV guitar."