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kurt cobain

We are really excited to get our hands on the latest artist guitar to come from Fender: the Kurt Cobain Jaguar.  Unlike other artist replicas costing many thousands of dollars, this guitar will come in at just $1,299.00, and will be a superb recreation of the modified 1965 Jaguar Kurt started playing in 1991, during Nirvana’s ascent into legend.  Kurt’s was lefty, of course, but Fender is making both right and left-handed versions.  And, it comes with an exclusive book chock full of pictures and an interview with Kurt’s guitar tech.  Follow the jump for more info and pictures, and pre-order yours today!

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Fender® introduces one of its most distinctive signature models ever, the Kurt Cobain Jaguar®-meticulously modeled on the battered and highly unusual 1965 Jaguar that Cobain wielded during the heady early-’90s era when Nirvana ruled rock and led a musically stunning and culturally subversive movement.

Fender craftsmen have reproduced Cobain’s battle-hardened left-handed Jaguar down to the last unusual detail, including its worn finish, dual humbucking pickups and unique electronics and controls (which were already in place when Kurt acquired the guitar in summer 1991).

Unique features include an alder body with Road Worn aged finish and hardware treatment, bound fretboard with pearloid dot markers, Stratocaster headstock shape with 1950s-style “spaghetti” logo, DiMarzio® humbucking DP103 PAF 36th Anniversary neck pickup and DP100 Super Distortion bridge pickup, triple knurled “chrome-dome” knob configuration (volume-volume-tone), three-position toggle switch, black chrome Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and Gotoh® sealed tuners. Available in right- and left-handed versions.

Accessories include a black textured vinyl hard-shell case and an exclusive Fender Kurt Cobain book with photos and commentary by Charles Peterson and an insightful interview with Nirvana guitar tech Earnie Bailey.

kurt cobain jaguar

kurt cobain

kurt cobain jaguar


Body Material: Alder
Body Shape: Jaguar®
Body Finish:
  • (0143000700, 0143020700)
    Gloss Lacquer


Neck Shape: “C” Shape
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot Position Inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (24.1 cm)
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
Scale Length: 24″ (61 cm)
Neck Plate: Vintage Style 4 Bolt
Neck Binding: White
Truss Rods: Original Vintage Style


Pickup Configuration: H/H
Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio® DP100 Super Distortion Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
Neck Pickup: DiMarzio® PAF DP-103 36th Anniversary Humbucking Pickup (Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Lead Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Down): Volume (Neck), Volume (Bridge), Master Tone; Rhythm Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Up): Two Thumbwheel Controls for Neck Pickup Volume and Tone


Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge with Vintage Style “Floating” Tremolo Tailpiece and Tremolo Lock Button
Tuning Machines: Gotoh® Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Auxiliary Switching: 2-Position On/Off Slide Switch for Switching Between “Lead” and “Rhythm” Circuits


Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Stratocaster® Headstock; Volume, Volume, Tone Control Configuration; Toggle Pickup Selector Switch; Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge; Road Worn Aged Finish and Hardware Treatment


Case Gig Bags: Standard Black Textured Vinyl Hardshell Case
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoise Shell
Included Accessories: Exclusive Fender Kurt Cobain Book featuring photography by Charles Peterson
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome Dome