Frances Bean Cobain loses battle to keep father's famous guitar

Kurt Cobain's famous guitar is now in the hands of his daughter Frances Bean Cobain's ex-husband

New Kurt Cobain death-scene photos will not be released, court rules

Cobain's Martin had been heavily modified over the years, Nirvana tech Earnie Bailey told Total Guitar.

The Washing State Court of Appeals has ruled that photographs taken at the scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death will not be released publicly.

Unfortunately, that wish has been overturned by a divorce judge.

TMZ notes that Bean made a decision to part with the guitar to avoid any further legal battles with Silva.

The 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic guitar was famously played by the rocker during his iconic MTV Unplugged performance in 1993, shortly before his death.

Kurt Cobain's famous guitar is now in the hands of his daughter Frances Bean Cobain's ex-husband.

New Kurt Cobain death-scene photos will not be released, court rules
Kurt Cobain Death Scene Photos Will Remain Private

The 25-year-old split from ex-husband Isaiah Silva in March 2016, after less than two years of marriage. They finally reached a property settlement agreement recently.

She has since chose to hand over the guitar as a way of settling the divorce proceedings quickly without a trial.

It became a classic case of "he said, she said, ' with the 'he said" winning out in this case. Originally given to her for safekeeping, the guitar is thought to be worth millions of dollars. It is also supposedly the last one Kurt played before his passing and was reportedly meant to stay within the family.

However, the Seattle court of appeals ruled in favour of Frances Bean Cobain and her mother, Courtney Love, who subsequently sought a ruling against Lee's attempt and "permanently enjoining the City from disclosing, disseminating, releasing, or distributing any death-scene photographs not previously disclosed".

Frances isn't walking away from the divorce empty-handed, however.

TMZ said Cobain is not required to pay spousal support and that Silva must pay his own legal fees.

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