NEWS

Smashed bass featured in 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Video to Go Under the Hammer

Published 8 years ago on October 31, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Smashed bass featured in 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Videoto Go Under the Hammer -

The bass guitar featured in Nirvana'siconic 1991 music video for breakout grunge hit 'Smells LikeTeen Spirit' is set to be auctioned.

The instrument is a Zen-On bass guitar which bassist KristNovoselic purchased from a pawn shop prior to the shootas he knew it was set be smashed to pieces.

The remnants of the bass will be sold by Christie's in London onNovember the 29th at a special entertainment memorabilia auctionwhich also includes Indiana Jones's whip and the Holy Grail used inthe Last Crusade film. Other musical artefacts on offer include BobDylan's high school yearbook complete with a personal messagewritten by himself.

The body of the guitar was salvaged by one of the extras in themusic video, which featured the band playing an impromptu gig infront of a teenage audience in a dark moody space flanked byblack-clad cheerleaders.

Christie's estimates the guitar will sell for £15,000 to£25,000.

The smashed bass guitar from Nirvana's'Smells Like Teen Spirit' video.

Nirvana -300-image -3-444340612 

 


YOU MAY LIKE

NAMM 2021: BOSS Presents Johnny Marr with Lifetime Achievement Award
NAMM 2021: Kirk Douglas Gibson SG Signature Available Worldwide Now
NAMM 2021: PRS LAUNCH SILVER SKY 1,000 PIECE LIMITED EDITION
NAMM 2021: Tech 21 Announces the SansAmp Classic is Back for 2021
Top magnifiercross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram