Frances Bean in divorce battle for Kurt Cobain Unplugged guitar

Cobain with the Martin D-18E guitar
Cobain with the Martin D-18E guitar
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The last guitar that late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain ever played, and the one he also used on the band’s MTV Unplugged set, is at the centre of a divorce case.

Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean filed for divorce from husband Isaiah Silva earlier this year after tying the knot in 2014.

According to TMZ, he claims the acoustic-electric Martin D-18E was given to him as a wedding present, but Frances Bean refutes that and is seeking to reclaim the instrument, which was once insured for $1 million.

Frances Bean’s mother Courtney Love tells TMZ: “It’s not his – it’s a treasured heirloom of the family. It’s not his to take.”

And when pressed about why the guitar has special significance, Love adds: “It’s the last guitar he ever played.”

The Brett Morgan-directed film Montage Of Heck, which documented Cobain’s life, was released last year.

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