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October 14, 2020

Ian Curtis’ 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' guitar sells for £162,000

Ian Curtis’ signature Vox Phantom guitar, which most famously appeared in Joy Division’s 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' video, was auctioned off on Tuesday for £162,562, Far Out magazine reports. The guitar also toured with the late Joy Division frontman during the band’s 1980 European tour and was used on the recording of 'Closer' track 'Heart and Soul'. Following Curtis' untimely death, the guitar passed on to bandmate Bernard Sumner, who eventually gave it to his Electronic colleague Johnny Marr. Fifteen years later, Marr later returned the guitar back to Sumner, who finally left it with Curtis’ daughter, Natalie, who now sold it.