Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang

Fender follows up the release of the Kurt Cobain Jaguar with the Kurt Cobain Mustang, modeled after Kurt's favorite modified guitar.

Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang

The Kurt Cobain Jaguar bears the same look and technical modifications that was found on Kurt's modded Mustangs, giving fans and guitar players the chance to own the same iconic plank of wood that Kurt used to make rock history with Nirvana.

It was obvious that Kurt Cobain liked Mustangs and Jaguars a lot, he preferred offbeat and unique guitars that didn’t cost too much, and these guitars fit the bill quite easily. Another reason for his love of Mustangs and Jaguars is his slightly smaller hands and reach, which is why he prefers using smaller guitars like Mustangs and Jaguars when performing live.

The Mustang was popularized by Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit music video. You can see the guitar hanging on his shoulders, and have since been one of the most sought after guitar for alternative, grunge and rock aficionados. You can also see Kurt use Mustangs almost exclusively in their Utero tour.

The Kurt Cobain Mustang features the same distinctive mismatched pickups - with an angled single-coil Mustang on the neck and a Seymour Duncan JB humbucking on the bridge. It also comes with the same electronics including a dual on-off/phase in-out switch for each pickup, a polyester-finished alder body and an Adjusto-matic bridge with vibrato tailpiece.

Smells Like Teen Spirit Vinyl

The guitar features the same 24" Mustang scale length, with a C-shaped maple neck sporting a urethane finish, 7.25" radius rosewood fingerboard, 22 vintage frets and ivory dot inlays. Other features include Aged four ply pickguard, vintage style tuners, chrome hardware, master volume and tone controls. Finishes include the famous Lake Placid Blue with stripe, Sonic Blue and Fiesta Red.

As an added bonus, the first 1700 people to register their Kurt Cobain Mustang will get a Smells Like teen Spirit single pressed on red vinyl. It also includes the songs Drain You, Even in His Youth and Aneurysm and is exclusively available from Fender.

The current manufacturer suggested price for the Kurt Cobain Signature Mustang is currently set to $1,399.99.

For more information on this iconic guitar, you can visit Fender.

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