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.

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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.

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“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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