Kurt Cobain's smashed guitar up for sale on 'Final Offer'

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By The Clicker and Anna Chan, TODAY

How much would you pay for a piece of music history? Four of the country's top experts on collectibles got to ask themselves that question when one of Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain's smashed guitars went up for sale, and Discovery's new show "Final Offer" was there to capture the bidding.

Discovery shared an exclusive clip with TODAY.com in which seller Brian Scott of Columbus, Ohio, reveals that the guitar was broken on stage in November 1989. There are other characteristics, besides being smashed, that make the guitar special. "If you flip it over, there's a lot of hand-carved messages and symbols on the back that Kurt placed on there himself," Brian told the four prospective buyers. "Some of these are sort of obscene."

Watch as the buyers try to contain their glee at the possibility of purchasing such an item:

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So how does the buying and selling work on "Final Offer"? The four buyers are in four different rooms. The seller chooses which buyer to haggle with first. If the seller chooses to leave a room to talk to another buyer, he can't go back to accept a previous offer. Yes, that means the seller could potentially lose out on the highest bid!

Find out how much Cobain's guitar sold for when "Final Offer" airs at 10 p.m. Thursday on Discovery.

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