He came up with the body shape by taking a Polaroid picture of a Mustang and a Jaguar, and cutting them so that the lower portion of the body was basically Jaguar, while the upper and the lower horns were from a Mustang. The American Performer Mustang has Yosemite Alnico pickups, a faithful original style tremolo and a three-way selector switch instead of the original Mustang’s on-off and phase switches. The controls include dual on-off/phase in-out switches for each pickup. Up for sale is a Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang in Sonic Blue. The Fender Mustang was released in August 1964. It originally styled a 3-tone sunburst finish, but Kurt sprayed the whole body with blue latex paint and carved out a heart and Courtney’s name on it. In the late 1970s, Fender introduced an Antigua finish to the Mustang. Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape. It was a triumph, plain and simple. Cobain also bought a left-handed, Lake Placid Blue '69 Fender Competition Mustang around then. Guitar has some minor nicks and scratches and I see one ding on the top edge but overall this guitar is still in very good condition. $1,199.99. Support independent music stores & gear makers. Guitar is completely stock and all controls and pickups work as they should. Because the Mustang was marketed as a student guitar, it was moderately priced at $189.50. Although some custom mustangs were manufactured with a 22-1/2″ scale, these were discontinued in the late 1960s. Fast & Free shipping on many items! In stock and shipping now. When Fender released the Kurt Cobain Jaguar last year we were blown away by just how brilliantly it had recreated the guitar that the Nirvana frontman played throughout the Nevermind tour. These earlier student models had a 22.5 inch (or 3/4) scale and 21-frets. It hasn’t been played much. With its Fender design principles, it was easy to maintain, repair, modify and upgrade pickups and wiring. The guitar was built by Scott Zimmerman, who built prototypes and custom instruments for FujiGen. Buy It Now. The Mustang is heavily based on two earlier student models from 1956; the single pickup Fender Musicmaster and dual-pickup Fender Duo-Sonic. Cobain played the left-handed guitar, finished in sky blue and accented by a red mottled pickguard, during Nirvana's In Utero tour; following his death in April 1994 it was given to a fan by Courtney Love. These modifications were made before Cobain purchased the guitar. From Japan. As low as $74/month with Affirm monthly payments.Learn more. Around the time ‘normal’ Mustang production resumed, pearl white pickguards were replaced by white plastic pickguards. 11 watching. No trade offers please. Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang. In terms of controls, it features a three-way toggle pickup selector and two three-position coil selector switches (one for each humbucker). We provide a safe community for finding the gear you want. Kurt Cobain’s Fender Stratocaster (White, MIJ) Kurt was first seen using this white Fender Stratocaster with rosewood fretboard on February 14, 1992, in Osaka, Japan. Reverb Protection has you covered. In today’s market, Fender Mustangs from the 1960s can sell for up to US$3,500. Kurt Cobain stated that the Fender Mustang was his favorite guitar, and that he bought his first Mustang for only $20, where as now they can be purchased for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The most distinctive feature of the Mustang is the two single coil-pickups both positioned at an angle sloping bass to treble towards the bridge. $1,299.00. Kurt Cobain’s Fender Telecaster “ 3 Courtney" This guitar first appeared at the Hordern Pavilion gig in Sydney, Australia on January 25, 1992. Char is famous for playing a white Fender Mustang. It also includes a free hard case that has two of the latches broken. Short Scale, Big Sound: The Mustang Story, Taking a Closer Look at the Fender Mustang, Kurt Cobain’s 1969 Fender Competition Mustang. This is a very nice made in Japan Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang Competition in Lake Placid blue finish. The Mustang was discontinued in 1982 with the Fender Bullet the anointed as Fender’s student guitar successor. (As an aside, Fender released a Char Signature Stratocaster called “Charizma” in 2011 to mark the 35th anniversary of his debut. Search refinements. The Mustang found early success as an economical way for musicians to obtain a quality built, versatile, upgradable instrument. http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/Kurt-Cobain Ray checks out the iconic Nirvana frontman's guitar of choice. The Mustang features two single-coil pickups and is available in Shell Pink, Olympic White, Black and Olive colors. In 2011, as part of its Pawn Shop Series, Fender released the ‘Mustang Special’, a guitar featuring the distinctive offset contoured body made from alder, a 24-inch scale neck, two Fender Enforcer Wide Range humbucker pickups and a hard-tail Stratocaster style bridge allowing it to be strung through the body. Additionally, models with three-color Sunburst, natural, walnut, black, white and blonde finishes were introduced. It employs the Mustang's "Dynamic Vibrato" bridge and like both of its predecessors, it has a 24" short scale neck (an exact replica of Cobain's favorite neck, from a Fender Mustang). This modified Mustang reissue came with a humbucker pickup in the bridge position, an optional Tune-O-Matic bridge and a choice of either the ’66 model … ... Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang Lake Placid Blue w/ Hard Case. Instead of the standard Mustang bridge, this model featured the Fender ‘Adjusto-matic’ bridge with a dynamic vibrato tailpiece. Looking to buy one of the Fender signature series Kurt Cobain guitars? 5 items found from eBay international sellers. The weight on this one is 7.35 lbs. The ‘Mustang 90’, so named for its two MP-90 pickups is available in sunburst, Olympic White, Torino Red and Silver finishes. Please check the fields highlighted in red. Fender Competition Mustang Lake Placid Blue 1969 Kurt Cobain Guitar + Case. That's what is said in his book, but I wonder if it's true. Fender Jaguar Kurt Cobain Made in Japan Fender Mustang '65 moded Made in Japan. Fender’s Justin Norvell, a huge Nirvana fan, was the driving force behind the development of the Fender Kurt Cobain Jaguar, released in 2011. In the past, a Kurt Cobain replica Jaguar was made for the Japanese domestic market. The project had been in the works for years, with the involvement of Kurt’s guitar techs Nick Close and Earnie Bailey, Nirvana’s management and the Cobain estate. In 2016 Fender released an ‘Offset Series’ range of guitars made in Mexico. Neck Condition: … I'm a huge fan of Grunge music, and in particular Nirvana, so it was a pretty obvious choice. Now, as much as Kurt loved his modified '65 Jag, it wasn't his only guitar. Get the best deals for kurt cobain mustang at eBay.com. It's a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at eBay.com. Pre-Owned. The Fender Jag-Stang, a Mustang/Jaguar hybrid, was built for Kurt Cobain based on his design. Originally produced in the fall of 1995, after Kurt Cobain's death, Fender Japan reissued the Jag-Stang two years after its 2001 cancellation due to popular demand. A very cool model that is based on Kurt's '69 Mustang and features a factory Seymour Duncan JB humbucker. Great deals on Fender Kurt Cobain. The guitar is in excellent condition. Since 1982 there have been many subsequent reissues of the Mustang. Famous players of the Mustang include Kurt Cobain, Norah Jones, Liz Phair, Todd Rundgren, John Frusciante, Ben Gibbard, Black Francis, Damon Albarn, Steve Turner, David Byrne and Adrian Belew.
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