Fender Revives Kurt Cobain’s Iconic Jag Stang

Kurt Cobain’s influence on music can still be felt today. Nirvana, under the guidance of Cobain, transformed the music scene in the early 1990s, bringing a mix of punk-infused, heavy tones, and raucous melodies to the world. Grunge leapt into the spotlight, and alternative rock became a mainstream mainstay ever since. Cobain’s influence isn’t just felt in the music, however. It’s also present in the instruments that were used to create Nirvana’s iconic sound. You can find that influence playing out masterfully in the new Fender Kurt Cobain Jag Stang.

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At the height of his music, Cobain favoured Fender guitars, specifically his Fender Jaguar and Mustang, which were used for the band’s “Nevermind” tour and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video. Cobain approached Fender about combining the best of both guitars into a single instrument, thus giving rise to the Jag Stang.

Fender’s Custom Shop built the guitar in 1993, and now, for the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” the shop is releasing the custom guitar to the public. The Jag Stang features a 7.25-inch radius rosewood fingerboard with a maple neck and al alder body. The guitar features a 24-inch short-scale, which helps to reduce tension and makes the guitar easier to play. The Jag Stang also features a vintage style single-coil and custom humbucking pickups. The Mustang slider switches grant more flexibility when dealing with the four settings, all of which create a large variety of in or out of phase tones.

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The Jag Stang by Fender’s Custom Shop is the perfect instrument to recreate the grunge sound that propelled Nirvana to the top, and that sent Cobain into the annals of music history. True fans of the band will want this guitar to faithfully reproduce that Nirvana sound, and music lovers will appreciate an excellently crafted piece of guitar art. You can purchase the Jag Stang from Fender for $1,249.99.

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