Kurt Cobain Mustang® Left-Hand

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Model #: 0251420540

Kurt Cobain Mustang® Left-Hand, Rosewood Fingerboard, Fiesta Red $999.99

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Kurt Cobain Mustang® Left-Hand, Rosewood Fingerboard, Sonic Blue $999.99

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Kurt Cobain Mustang® Left-Hand, Rosewood Fingerboard, Dark Lake Placid Blue w/ Stripe $999.99

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Kurt Cobain Mustang® Left-Hand, Rosewood Fingerboard, Fiesta Red

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When Kurt Cobain hit the stage, it was very often with a Mustang® guitar-an enigmatic anti-hero figure with an esoteric anti-hero instrument. It’s with great pride then that Fender introduces the Kurt Cobain Mustang, which evokes the man, the band, the sound and the times, and gives an authentically crafted nod to one of the most unlikely guitars to ever find itself at the center of a musical maelstrom.

Kurt Cobain liked Mustangs a lot. For one, he preferred offbeat guitars that didn’t cost zillions of dollars, and the Mustang certainly fit those two criteria. Also, being somewhat physically diminutive himself, he liked to perform live with slightly more diminutive guitars, like Fender Mustangs and Jaguars, which better fit his hands and his reach.

See for yourself-go back and watch the famous 1991 video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and there he is and there it is slung over his shoulder. Or think back to when you saw them on the ’93-’94 In Utero tour, when he seldom went onstage with anything but a Mustang. Quite often and especially later on, Mustangs were a big part of what Kurt Cobain was all about, musically.

Inspired by his arsenal of modded guitars, the Kurt Cobain Mustang® guitar takes you back there, with highly distinctive features including an angled single-coil Mustang neck pickup and ferocious Seymour Duncan® JB humbucking bridge pickup mounted directly to the body, dual on-off/phase in-out switches for each pickup, a polyester-finished alder body and an Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece.

Other features include the classic 24” Mustang scale length, "C"-shaped maple neck with urethane finish, 7.25”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 vintage-style frets and vintage-style ivory dot inlays, four-ply pickguard (Aged White Pearl on Fiesta Red and Dark Lake Placid Blue with stripe models; Tortoiseshell on Sonic Blue model), master volume and tone controls, vintage-style tuners, and chrome hardware. Finish options include Fiesta red, Sonic Blue and Dark Lake Placid Blue with stripe. Available in right- and left-handed models.

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Cobain Mustang

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magicrising on March 15, 2014 (updated March 16, 2014)
Blues Rock Pop Rock

Build quality: Exceptional Sound: Awesome.

This guitar is not trying to replicate the Mustang used in Teen Spirit video. During the In Utero tour, Fender Japan supplied Kurt with 5 Mustangs (3 sonic blue, 2 red) and these were modded by Kurt's guitar tech. It is these guitars that have been faithfully reproduced. Check out Nirvana Live N' Loud (MTV special), you will see Kurt playing a sonic blue mustang.

The small scale may not be everyone's taste (the neck is about an inch shorter than a Tele), but I personally love how easy it is to play, and the short scale definitely gives it a clunky, twangy sound - 11's strings are a must. Sonic blue and red tortoiseshell pick guard is a combo I had desired since I was about 11 yrs old - I found an old school book doodle of mine with this on it.

I use a DS1 distortion and Small Clone chorus pedal with my Mustang and it is easy to replicate the classic Nirvana sound - especially switching on the Seymour Duncan pickup - the Mustang sounds very heavy indeed. For a more classic Fender twang with a bit of reverb, the standard Mustang pickup sounds lovely and bright. I mostly play blues and my own songs plugged into an Orange 30w combo.

This is a small, slight guitar. It's only a couple of centimeters thick around the horn and it has the traditional hip cutaway like a Strat, that's why I like it - easy to hold and the neck is so glossy and quick to move around. The grain of the wood is gorgeous on the neck and headstock and I was lucky enough to get a really dark tint on mine. I've had every guitar going, and this is by far the one I cherish the most. Just get yourself a Mustang hard case to protect it.

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Andresalejandroc on May 9, 2013 (updated May 10, 2013)
Amateur Alternative Rock Punk

looks very good and sounds good but isn't the exact replica of kurt's mustang. If you see kurt's jaguar, it is exactly similar to the original but the teen spirit mustang was never modified with a seymour duncan humbucker like the other two. It kept its original pickups.

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Model Name: Kurt Cobain Mustang® Left-Hand, Rosewood Fingerboard, Fiesta Red
Model Number: 0251420540
Series: Artist
Advertised Price: $999.99
Color: Fiesta Red

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Urethane
Body Shape: Mustang®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Arce
Neck Finish: Urethane
Neck Shape: Forma C
Scale Length: 24" (610 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: Radio de 7.25" (184 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Trastes de estilo vintage
String Nut: Hueso sintético de cejuela
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: Incrustaciones de posición de punto
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Direct Mount Seymour Duncan® JB™ Humbucking
Neck Pickup: Pastilla del mástil de bobina simple Mustang®
Controls: Volumen Master, Tono Master
Pickup Switching: Deslizador On/Off, Interruptor de fase In/Out para cada pastilla
Pickup Configuration: H/S

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tailpiece
Hardware Finish: Cromo
Tuning Machines: Clavijeros estilo Vintage
Pickguard: 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Tension estándar ST250R NPS, (Calibres.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)
  • Kurt Cobain Mustang® Left-Hand, Rosewood Fingerboard, Fiesta Red

    #0251420540

    $999.99

  • Kurt Cobain Mustang® Left-Hand, Rosewood Fingerboard, Sonic Blue

    #0251420572

    $999.99

  • Kurt Cobain Mustang® Left-Hand, Rosewood Fingerboard, Dark Lake Placid Blue w/ Stripe

    #0251421502

    $999.99