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Martin 1959 D18E Acoustic Guitar + Original Case Kurt Cobain Nirvana Unplugged

Every now and then, I'll look on EBay for stuff so far out of my price range, it's ridiculous. I always find cool stuff, though. This time, I searched for a price range between $50,000 - $100,000 and I found this. When I got out of the Air Force in the mid-1990s, I wanted to get as far away from any military kind of business as I could. I ended up managing a small music store that sold guitars, pianos, school band instruments, sheet music, and accessories. One of the sheet music items that we absolutely could not keep in stock was the book (with tabs) of Nirvana's "Unplugged" album. All my young guitar students wanted to learn the songs from it. Well, EBay has the exact model that Kurt Cobain played on that album and tour. It's not the actual guitar--the actual guitar sold on auction for something like six million dollars! But for a fraction of that cost (a mere $67,000) you can have one just like it.  The guitar is a 1959 Martin D-18 with two factory-installe