Chris Cornell’s 1966 Fender Guitar Is On The Auction Block


One of the guitars Soundgarden's Chris Cornell played on the band's 1994 Superunknown album is hitting the auction block. The opening bid for the 1966 Fender Candy Apple Red Jazzmaster is $125,000 online at

The late Cornell gifted the guitar to a friend named Chris Bond when he was divorcing Soundgarden manager Susan Silver. It comes with its original case, a note from Bond, a letter of appraisal from Emerald City Guitars and a certificate of authenticity from Gotta Have Rock and Roll.

Soundgarden's Superunknown remains the band's best-selling album to date. It includes their chart-topping hit "Black Hole Sun."