Fender 2012 Kurt Cobain Mustang Sonic Blue Nirvana Guitar Collectors Grade

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Here is for sale is a Fender Kurt Cobain Sonic Blue Mustang. This guitar was made by Fender Japan in 2012 and is part of a special run of Kurt Cobain Mustang guitars that were released for a limited time, in Sonic Blue, Lake Placid Blue, and Fiesta Red.

This is the most sought after Sonic Blue version of the guitar. This guitar has since been discontinued by Fender and is highly coveted by Nirvana fans and collectors alike. This is another beautifully made and authentic artist endorsed guitar by Fender. It has been set up exactly to Kurt’s specifications and made for him in 1993 for the In Utero tours. Kurt had four of these and interestingly Fender based it on the black Seymour Duncan JB version he had. He used this model on the Italian TV performance in 1994 when playing Serve the Servants and Dumb which was his last TV appearance.

One of the best mustangs Fender ever released in terms of looks, sound, quality, and playability. This Mustang has a 7.25″ fretboard radius, 22 vintage style frets, 24″ scale length. The nut width is approx 41.3mm / 1.625″, the neck depth is 21.86mm / 0.865″ and the first fret and 24.10mm / 0.9485″ at the 12th fret. The frets are 1.97mm / 0.0775″ wide and 0.95mm / 0.0375″ deep. This Mustang weighs 3.250KG. The guitar is in excellent condition with no discernible dings or chips. This is a one owner guitar bought at the time of release and carefully kept in its case all this time! This Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang has a powerful sound, easy to play with the slim neck, and has great looks with the Red tortoiseshell pick guard on the Sonic Blue.

Inspired by Kurt Cobain’s arsenal of modded guitars, the new Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang electric 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 Tortoiseshell pickguard, master volume and tone controls, vintage-style tuners, and chrome hardware.

Kurt Cobain liked Mustangs a lot. For one, he preferred offbeat guitars that didn’t cost much 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 footage of 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.

When Kurt Cobain hit the stage in the early 90’s, it was often with a Mustang electric guitar – he was an enigmatic anti-hero figure with an esoteric anti-hero instrument. So it’s with great pride 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 centre of a musical maelstrom.

Guitar Features and Specifications

Body & Bridge:

  • Body Material:Alder
  • Body Shape:Mustang
  • Body Finish:Urethane
  • Bridge:Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tail-piece
  • Pickguard:4-Ply Tortoiseshell

Neck:

  • Neck Shape:“C” Shape
  • Number of Frets:22
  • Fret Size:Vintage Style
  • Position Inlays:Vintage Ivory Dots
  • Fingerboard Radius:7.25″ (18.41 cm)
  • Fretboard:ROSWOD
  • Neck Material:Maple
  • Neck Finish:Urethane
  • Nut Width:1.625″ (41.3 mm)
  • Scale Length:24″ (61 cm)
  • String Nut:Synthetic Bone

Pickups & Hardware:

  • Pickup Configuration:H/S
  • Bridge Pickup:Seymour Duncan JB Model™ Humbucking Bridge Pickup – Direct Mount
  • Neck Pickup:Mustang Single-Coil Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Switching:On/Off Slider, In/Out Phase Switch for Each Pickup
  • Controls:Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware Finish:Chrome

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