Kurt Cobain's daughter lost the trial and remains without her father's guitar

Manuela Cardiga
May 16, 2018
06:54 P.M.

The legendary Nirvana singer's daughter is heartbroken by the divorce settlement that stripped her of a precious possession


Frances Bean Cobain is the daughter of the legendary Kurt Cobain and singer Courtney Love. France's father died when she was two years old, and as her legacy, she inherited the famous acoustic guitar he used during Nirvana's famous "MTV Unplugged" performance, a 1959 Martin D-18E.

Frances, 25, has lost the guitar in her divorce settlement with ex-husband Isaiah Silva, whom she married in 2014. Silva is the lead singer for The Eeries, an American rock band formed in 2012, reported TMZ on the 15th of May 2018.

The couple was divorced in 2017, but the divorce settlement was complicated, and Frances ended up yielding the guitar to Silva.

The guitar became the center of a fierce court battle, with Frances asking the judge to order Silva to return her father's guitar; while the musician claimed she had given it to him as a gift.


The guitar was played by Kurt Cobain just five months before he died and is a valuable piece of music memorabilia which could be worth several million dollars to collectors. One of the unique features of the guitar is that the bridge and nut had been customized because Cobain was left-handed.

The MTV Unplugged in New York performance in which Cobain played the guitar was released as a posthumous album and comprised the acoustic performances of “Come as You Are,” “Something in the Way,” “Pennyroyal Tea,” and “The Man Who Sold the World.”

Kurt Cobain has become a legend not just for his massive talent as a singer and songwriter, but because his untimely death puts him in the 27 Club along with music icons such as Janice Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Jimmy Hendrix.

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