This crappy bass guitar owned by Kurt Cobain as a teenager sold for $43,750 at an auction in 2009. Cobain used the bass on two early demo recordings he made at his aunt Mari Earl’s house near Seattle during his pre-Nirvana days.
This Steinway Model Z piano on which John Lennon wrote “Imagine” was bought at auction in the year 2000 for £1.45m ($2.1m) by George Michael who outbid fellow stars Robbie Williams and Liam and Noel Gallagher for the famous musical instrument.
The Hendrix/Zappa guitar is one of the most infamous guitars of all time. It’s alleged that Jimi Hendrix burned this guitar at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival (photos show he played a white stratocaster), Frank Zappa bought or was given the remains, and after Frank died his son Dweezil got it. It was repaired to be playable, and Frank Zappa played it on his 1976 album “Zoot Allures”.
Looks like Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder at some point had a sticker on his vintage Brown Martin 0-18 acoustic guitar. I haven’t seen it on there recently as this picture was taken around 2004. Don’t quite know what it is but it looks like a variation of The United States Presidential Seal or The Ramones […]
The Who’s Pete Townshend has had numerous Gibson Les Paul Deluxe guitars. The most famous of those were numbered from #1 to #9 based on the tuning requirements of various songs.
I’ve always loved Noel Gallagher’s Gibson J-200 with the colorful retro Adidas sticker right above the fret board. Why would Noel put an Adidas sticker on his guitar?
If you watch The Beatles “Let it Be” movie you will see that Paul McCartney’s 1962 Höfner 500/1Violin bass has a BASSMAN sticker on it.
Kurt Cobain purchased this 1961 Epiphone “Texan” acoustic guitar with the “Nixon Now” sticker as a replacement for his Stella acoustic from a Los Angeles guitar shop after completing the “In Utero” album.
After some research…we have come up with the possible reasons why Paul McCartney has a Detroit Red Wings sticker on his 1964 Epiphone Texan??? It was May 7, 1976 that while playing Olympia Stadium in Detroit, a fan gave Paul McCartney a Detroit Red Wings sticker that he stuck on his 1964 Epiphone Texan.
When Jack White plays with The White Stripes his main guitar is a very distinctive red and white guitar.