Kurt Cobain's Blue Sparkle Hagstrom

a rare opportunity

In celebration of Kurt Cobain’s extraordinary life and contributions to music, vintage guitar shop Black Book Guitars will auction off one of the late Nirvana frontman’s guitars. The auction goes live on eBay on February 16 at 8am PST, which would have been a few days before Cobain’s 50th birthday, and will run through February 26 at 8am PST.  

Additionally 10% of the auction sales will be donated to Transition Projects, a Portland-based non-profit organization that helps the city’s homeless transition to steady housing. 

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Black Book Guitars is from Portland, Oregon

Guitar Features

  • Original Deluxe Blue Sparkle finish.
  • Original electronics and hardware.

Guitar Authentication

  • Earnie Bailey, guitar technician for Nirvana, #1 authority on Kurt Cobain guitars
  • George Gruhn, expert on vintage American guitars and related instruments.

What Customers are Saying

About Black Book Guitars?

"The best vintage guitar store in the PNW. Great gear, good prices and the staff really know what they are talking about"

About us

Black Book Guitars is a boutique vintage music shop located in the Historic Mississippi district of North Portland. For nearly five years, Black Book Guitars has supplied fans and professional musicians with the most carefully curated, best-maintained vintage gear. Nathan Fasold states, "When we hold the instruments we dive into the history of the instrument, feeling the love and sweat of its previous owners."

Fasold has recently brokered the sale of Elliott Smith's Le Domino guitar, and other instruments from artists including Peter Buck of R.E.M., Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, Don Wilson of the Ventures, and many more are currently on display and for sale at Black Book Guitars. 

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p: (503) 236-2274

e: blackbookguitars@gmail.com