Fender launch Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang guitar to mark ‘Nevermind”s 30th anniversary

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“It has been an enormous honor to help bring [Cobain’s] The idea of ​​realizing and reviving this model”

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Fender has released a special reissue of Kurt Cobain’s Jag-Stang guitars to mark the recent 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album.

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The guitar is based on the late Cobain’s own custom model, combining some of the guitarist’s favorite elements from his Fender Jaguar and Mustang guitars.

  • Read more: Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ at 30: A track-by-track guide from your favorite musicians

Jag-Stang also realized Cobain’s own designs and drawings, which could be found in his personal magazines, for his idealized Fender guitar. Cobain played Jag-Stang several times on the In Utero tour before his death in April 1994.


Cobain said in a 1994 interview, “Ever since I started playing, I’ve always loved certain things about a guitar, but I never found the right mix of what I was looking for.” fender frontline. “Jag-Stang is the closest thing I know.”

Available in both left- and right-handed models – as well as in Fiesta Red and Sonic Blue colors – the Cobain Jag-Stang guitar features an alder body, a 7.25″ radius rosewood fingerboard and vintage-style single-coil and custom humbucking pickups.

“When we took a look at the sketches Kurt Cobain produced for the guitar of his dreams, we were impressed by how intricate his design was,” Justin Norwell, EVP of Fender Products, said in a statement.

Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang Guitar (Picture: Fender/Press)

“We respected the original model – all the specs for the new Jag Stang are as they were. Nothing new was added to it, we really wanted to keep it in line with Kurt’s vision.


“Through our long-standing relationship with the Kurt Cobain Estate, we always knew we wanted to bring his vision to life. Helping to realize his idea and revitalize this model did a lot. It’s a great honor.”

The Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang guitar costs £1,249 and you can find out More information about the instrument here.

Earlier this month Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl recalled a recent conversation with his daughter Harper where he asked about Cobain.

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