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Fender Kurt Cobain Signature Jaguar Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst

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The Kurt Cobain Jaguar is meticulously modeled on the battered and highly unusual 1965 Jaguar that Cobain wielded during the heady early-90s era when Nirvana ruled rock and led a musically stunning an... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Kurt Cobain Jaguar is meticulously modeled on the battered and highly unusual 1965 Jaguar that Cobain wielded during the heady early-90s era when Nirvana ruled rock and led a musically stunning and culturally subversive movement. Fender craftsmen have reproduced Cobains battle-hardened Jaguar down to the last unusual detail, including its worn finish, dual humbucking pickups and unique electronics and controls (which were already in place when Kurt acquired the guitar in summer 1991).

Unique features include an alder body with Road Worn aged finish and hardware treatment, bound fretboard with pearloid dot markers, Stratocaster headstock shape with 1950s-style œspaghetti logo, DiMarzio humbucking DP103 PAF 36th Anniversary neck pickup and DP100 Super Distortion bridge pickup, triple knurled œchrome-dome knob configuration (volume-volume-tone),three-position toggle switch, black chrome Adjusto-Matic bridge and Gotoh sealed tuners.

Includes a black textured vinyl hardshell Fender case and an exclusive Fender Kurt Cobain book with photos and commentary by Charles Peterson and an insightful interview with Nirvana guitar tech Earnie Bailey.


  • Series: Artist
  • Body Shape: Jaguar
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot Position Inlays
  • Scale Length: 24" (61 cm)
  • Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Truss Rod: Original Vintage Style
  • Pickups: DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
  • DiMarzio PAF DP-103 36th Anniversary Humbucking Pickup
  • (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and
  • Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Aux Switching: 2-Position On/Off Slide Switch for Switching Between "Lead" and
  • "Rhythm" Circuits
  • Controls: Lead Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Down): Volume (Neck), Volume
  • (Bridge), Master Tone; Rhythm Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Up):
  • Two Thumbwheel Controls for Neck Pickup Volume and Tone
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Gotoh Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo
  • Tailpiece and Tremolo Lock Button
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome Dome
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoise Shell
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Incl. Accessories: Exclusive Fender Kurt Cobain Book featuring photography by
  • Charles Peterson
  • Unique Features: Stratocaster Headstock; Volume, Volume, Tone Control
  • Configuration; Toggle Pickup Selector Switch; Adjusto-Matic
  • Includes case
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FenderKurt Cobain Signature Jaguar Electric Guitar

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


Been waiting 20 Years for this!!!

By rich kasten

from Port Jefferson, NY

Comments about Fender Kurt Cobain Signature Jaguar Electric Guitar:

Ii saw that Fender was making it available for the states. I knew i HAD to have it!! I just got it this Christmas from my wife, and i gotta say this is with no question, my favorite guitar I own for the money!!! Not only did they achieve the relic specs incredibly, the thing plays INCREDIBLE!!!! The Dimarzio Pickups far exceeded my expectations, and the modded controls are a lot of fun too!!! I don't like that you have to take the neck off to adjust the truss rod, but hey that's what Kurt had to do, so im cool with that!! The guitar came set up pretty well out of the case. I believe it came with .10-.46s but im going to be putting .10-.52s (Kurts actual gauge, and whats recommended for jaguars) on it soon. If it were to be stolen i absolutely would replace it, if their are any still available since this is a limited run. Truly a gem and an awesome tribute to such a legend!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Now I own the guitar that started it all for me...

By Jacob Weintraub

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Fender Kurt Cobain Signature Jaguar Electric Guitar:

I have been a Nirvana fan since I was a young pup. I was 12 years old when Nevermind was released. �ۡ����Lithium�ۡ�ݕ�_ was the first song I learned to play on my own on the guitar. To actually own and hold a replica of the guitar I studied so closely as a teenager is something I never dreamed could happen unless I built one myself. I am very pleased Fender took the time to recreate this unique instrument of rock and roll history. This is the 4th Jaguar I have owned. I have previously modified the HH version of the Jaguar to get close to Kurt�ۡ���s specs, but the result was never exact. This guitar is well-balanced and easy to play. Out of the box, the string height was a little high for me, but it is manageable. There is some slight buzzing on the high E. Again, some adjustments will take care of that. The Dimarzio pickups are strong, and sound as they should. The replication of the �ۡ��̏aging�ۡ�ݕ�_ and �ۡ��̏wear�ۡ�ݕ�_ appears to be spot-on and applied very nicely; it looks very natural. The wiring of the circuits in this guitar is very different from a standard Jaguar wiring, but it is easy to manage once you�ۡ���ve played the guitar. The only knock I have on this guitar is that it is made in Mexico. I had no idea this wasn�ۡ���t coming from the Custom shop in CA (maybe I should have read the fine print somewhere�ۡ��_?) The craftsmanship is still very impressive, but I guess I just assumed this would be a USA built model. The case is nothing special, just a standard 3-latch Fender case, but it is nice to get a hard-shell case included with the guitar purchase. The book that comes with the guitar looks like it was bound at Kinko�ۡ���s, but the interview with Nirvana�ۡ���s guitar tech was interesting to read. However, the author didn�ۡ���t offer much insight into Kurt�ۡ���s rig a Nirvana fan doesn�ۡ���t already know. Overall, this guitar is an amazing addition to any Fender Jaguar fan, even if Kurt Cobain wasn�ۡ���t one of your favorite musicians. I am a satisfied customer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Very Ape

By Todd

from Mount Sterling, KY

Comments about Fender Kurt Cobain Signature Jaguar Electric Guitar:

Most people would be a little skeptical about purchasing a made in Mexico (MIM) guitar. I had the privilege of purchasing a 2003 Fender Strat years prior to getting this guitar. The strat had superb sound so I knew I could trust it. So far out of every cheap and expensive amp I have played this thing through I haven't heard any type of noise that you normally get from a strat with single coils. There are so many tones and styles you can get from this guitar especially with the EQ bypass switch and volume/tone rollers. It looks authentic and feels authentic. Even if you aren't a Kurt fan this guitar is awesome. The only reason I'm giving it 4/5 stars is the same problem I've encountered with every Jaguar I've played. They just don't seem to stay in tune. I'm sure with the right set of strings and a little luck you might be able to keep yours in the perfect pitch but from GBE normal chording/playing would constantly go out. When bending these strings it was worse. Now I haven't read up on proper stringing and breaking in new string methods, I'm rather set in my ways, so don't let this keep you from buying this guitar. Hands down great guitar, great feel, great sound.

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