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Cobain Guitar At Stake In Frances Bean Divorce

Things are about to get really messy in the divorce of Frances Bean Cobain and her husband of nearly two years Isaiah Silva.

TMZ reports that the 1959 Martin D-18E guitar the late Kurt Cobain famously played during Nirvana’s performance on MTV Unplugged is currently been fought over, with Silva claiming Frances Bean gave him the guitar as a wedding present.  This claim is being denied by both Frances Bean and mother Courtney Love, who says in the video below that the guitar is a “treasured heirloom” and “It’s not his to take.”

Frances Bean Cobain -- It's War ... Ex Wants Kurt's 'Unplugged' Guitar

We got Courtney Love at LAX Tuesday, who squarely sided with her daughter, essentially saying Isaiah's a scammer.

It’s not known whether a prenup was signed before vows were exchanged, but we’d like to think that any mediator/clerk/judge or anyone else in charge of settling this issue would have enough sense to not award Silva anything Cobain-related that wasn’t accrued during their marriage.

Now…any money Frances Bean made during their marriage could be up for grabs, that is if there wasn’t a prenup.

One thing’s for certain:  We haven’t heard the last of this split.

Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World (MTV Unplugged)

Music video by Nirvana performing The Man Who Sold The World (Unplugged). (C) 1994 Geffen Records


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.