A MYTHICAL CREATION
Yet Cobain saw bigger things for his guitars of choice. What if he could take his favorite elements of both the Jaguar and the Mustang and make an entirely new instrument?
That’s just what he did, as he approached the Fender Custom Shop in 1993 with an idea for what would become known as the Jag-Stang. As legend has it, Cobain took pictures of both models and arranged them together, with an offset body that was more Jaguar on the top and Mustang on the bottom.
After providing feedback on the original (left-handed) prototypes — one in Sonic Blue, another in Fiesta Red — Cobain felt that it was in a good place.
“Ever since I started playing, I’ve always liked certain things about certain guitars but could never find the perfect mix of everything I was looking for,” Cobain said in a 1994 Fender Frontline article. “The Jag-Stang is the closest thing I know.”