On April 5th 1994, Nirvana front man and grunge icon Kurt Cobain tragically took his own life. Cobain left us a legacy of three outstanding studio albums with Nirvana and today would have been his 46th birthday. Cobain was known as an enigmatic hero for alternative rock with an alternative choice for his guitar too - He often used low-end second hand models as being a left-handed he found it hard to get an affordable model that played as he liked. Fender are most renowned for their telecasters and stratocasters, however Kurt Cobain turned the Fender Mustang and Fender Jaguar both into icons in their own right, the Mustang being his favourite. We all know of Kurt's musical legacy that he has left behind, today on his birthday we'll take a look at his signature mustang, happy birthday Kurt!
The Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang his based on a classic 1969 version including some of Cobain's own modifications which include a Seymour Duncan JB humbucker in the bridge position, phase switches and an angled mustang single coil pickup. The combination of a fiesta red finish combined with the pearl pick guard encapsulates the grunge style which emerged in the early '90s. Being a left-handed player, the guitar is also available in a left-handed fiesta red, sonic blue and a dark lake placid blue.
- Alder body material
- C shape neck profile
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- 22 frets
- Chrome hardware
- Vintage style machine heads
- Vintage style ivory dot inlays
- Single-Coil Mustang neck pickup
- Seymour Duncan direct mount humbucker bridge pickup
R.I.P. Kurt Cobain. Join in the debate and pay your respects to the legendary guitarist on twitter #KurtCobain.