This guitar had a very limited 1 to 2 year total production run of 302 instruments, dreadnought body, solid spruce top, mahogany sides and back, 2 factory installed DeArmond pick ups, kluson tuners, great condition for age, action is fine. Famously used by Kurt Cobain on tour and on Nirvana's famous MTV unplugged in New York appearance. The last model guitar Kurt ever played and part of Frances Bean Cobain lawsuit with Isiah Silva. The guitar sounds exactly like the Nirvana MTV in Unplugged album, a truly beautiful sounding rare guitar.
The guitar comes complete with its original case made by TKL, quite possibly the finest cases in the world with gorgeous green plush lining. The guitar is in great condition for its age.
With such an irresistible player such as this it has been played as you would expect, with it's fair share of dings and small scratches, but it holds up well and is a true testament to the build quality of Martin guitars it is in wonderful shape with only the finest quality woods and materials used. It has a beautiful red pearloid to the edge bindings and red pearloid pickguard. The tuners are still as good as the day they were made and the electronics are working as they should. It has a rich and deep tone and a lot of character.The pick ups have a great sound and combined with an amp this guitar takes it to another level. You can see why Kurt Cobain chose this guitar for his MTV unplugged set with Nirvana and to use on the In Utero tour in 1993.
It was his go to acoustic guitar that he also took home with him and was the last guitar he ever played. A truly special guitar and very desirable. We try our best to show the guitars condition in the photos but this is not always possible for every detail. Each guitar is set up to the shop standard playing style and as we all know; each player is different. If it is not set up to your liking this is not a cause for complaint, as is finding some kind of imperfection that we may or may not have mentioned.
So be rock n roll! The item "Martin 1959 D18E Acoustic Guitar + Original Case Kurt Cobain Nirvana Unplugged" is in sale since Sunday, October 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Musikinstrumente\Gitarren & Bässe\Akustische Gitarren". The seller is "guitarsmitheurope" and is located in Hamburg. This item can be shipped worldwide.