The previous record was $3.95 million for a Black Stratocaster owned by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
Offering hints as to where Nirvana “could have gone next”, ‘MTV Unplugged In New York’ remains one of the greatest live albums of all time.
The relaxed atmosphere of the clip makes the song's stripped-down structure and haunting lyrics seem even more mesmerizing than in the song's officially-released version.
The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on its initial release and remains Nirvana's most successful posthumous release.