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Gibson guitars up for bid for Woody Guthrie home

Gibson guitars up for bid for Guthrie home

At least two of eight custom-made Gibson guitars crafted with wood salvaged from the childhood home of folk legend Woody Guthrie will be auctioned off to the public this week. All proceeds will go toward the Woody Guthrie Home Reconstruction Project, a $600,000 rebuild of the 1860s-era property in Okemah, Okla. Project organizers hope the donated guitars fetch six figures apiece when bidding begins Thursday on eBay. The guitars feature fingerboards and bridges fashioned from the salvaged floor joists of Guthrie’s boyhood home, which was so dilapidated that authorities ordered it be torn down in the 1970s. (AP)

Cobain note revealed

A handwritten note police discovered in Kurt Cobain’s wallet after his suicide disparages Courtney Love, the wife of the late Nirvana frontman, according to CBS News. The note was never made public. CBS News obtained it from Seattle Police by means of a public information request. The network reports that the undated note, apparently written by Cobain on stationery from San Francisco’s Phoenix Hotel, is written like a mock wedding vow. It refers to Love as Cobain’s ‘‘lawful shredded wife’’ who would be ‘‘siphoning’’ his money for drugs. Cobain’s body was discovered in Seattle on April 8, 1994. An investigation determined that days earlier Cobain had gone into the greenhouse of his home and taken a massive dose of heroin. He then shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun. (AP)

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