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Fender Brings Back Kurt Cobain's Signature Jag-Stang Guitar

Fender's newly re-issued Kurt Cobain signature Jag-Stang guitar
(Image credit: Fender)

Fender has re-released Kurt Cobain's signature Jag-Stang electric guitar.

Reissued to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's legendary Nevermind album, the Jag-Stang dates back to 1993, when Cobain began sketching out his ideal Fender in his journals. Remaining faithful to Cobain's vision, the Jag-Stang is essentially a Mustang/Jaguar hybrid that's available in left- and right-hand versions.

The guitar features an alder body and a maple, slim C-shaped neck boasting a 24” short scale length rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25” radius and white pearloid dot inlays.

Sonically, the guitar features a custom humbucker in the bridge and custom single-coil in the neck, controlled by individual volume and tone knobs and a pair of Mustang slider switches that can dial in four unique settings for increased tonal variety.

Elsewhere, the Jag-Stang boasts a six-saddle, vintage-style Mustang bridge with tremolo, vintage-style tuners, and a four-ply aged white pearloid pickguard.

The Fender Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang is available now – in Fiesta Red and Sonic Blue finishes and with a deluxe gig bag included – for $1,249.

For more info on the guitar, stop by fender.com (opens in new tab).

Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.