From Hendrix’s Woodstock Strat to Kurt Cobain’s Jaguar, the EMP Museum houses some of the most iconic and rare vintage guitars in the world.
Kurt Cobain's 1960s Mosrite Mark IV Gospel
Kurt Cobain purchased this guitar in San Francisco from a local musician named Chris Cobb. In addition to being owned by Kurt Cobain, this guitar is also notable for being only one of two examples of the Mosrite Mark IV Gospel known in existence. Cobain used this Mosrite from August 1990 until April 1991, utilizing it to write and record many of the songs for the iconic album Nevermind. Cobain used this guitar for a show at the OK Hotel in Seattle on April 17, 1991, when his band Nirvana first debuted the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit".