Kurt Cobain Guitar

As the Nevermind 20th-anniversary nostalgia-fest marches on, Fender has introduced its latest guitar to the market: A version of the 1965 Fender Jaguar that Kurt Cobain played back in the day. This thing comes pre-scuffed to look exactly like Cobain’s version, and it comes with all the minute alterations that Cobain’s left-handed instrument had. The Kurt Cobain Jaguar also comes with a book that includes, of all things, an interview with Nirvana’s guitar tech. You’ve probably already decided if this is a pointless and borderline morbid artifact, if it’s completely awesome, or if (most likely) it’s a little bit of both. All the info on it is here.

Comments (7)
  1. Two things made up most of Cobain’s public persona. Those were a reluctance to be idolized, and a fear of his music becoming to commercialized. Let’s all honor that by buying a guitar custom-made for the sole purpose of idolizing him.

  2. To be fair, there’s already been a Fender Kurt Cobain guitar…made while he was still alive, as far as I recall.

    Jagstang anyone?

    • Actually the Jagstang was never finished. Kurt never sent his final revisions for it after testing out the prototype on the last In Utero tour. It’s also widely reported that he hated how it came out. This would be the first guitar based around something he liked and actually used.

  3. The JagStang was exactly what I thought as well. I was thinking Fender was going to reissue them.

  4. Aw, this was a really great post. In theory I’d like to write like this also – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.

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  5. Brandt Hardin  |   Posted on Sep 7th, 2011 -2

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music and lyrics. I only wished he could have stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations. I was compelled to compose a portrait of him In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html Drop in and tell me your memories of his music and how it’s affected you.

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