Fender Stratocaster Black 1991 Kurt Cobain Vandalism Strat Japan Seymour Duncan Electric Guitar + Case

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Here for sale is a Fender Stratocaster in Black from 1991 that was made in Japan. This is part of the same production run with the same K serial number that yielded Kurt Cobain’s famous Japanese Vandalism “beautiful as a rock in cops face” Stratocaster. It has been upgraded to be the same as Kurt Cobain’s famous guitar with a Seymour Duncan JB pick up installed in the bridge position. We no longer have the original pick up but this upgrade sounds huge makes this guitar a powerhouse Stratocaster. The middle and neck pick ups are original and so is the neck. Kurt Cobain’s neck on his black Vandalsim strat was snapped off and replaced with a Kramer neck, but the Fender neck on this guitar, is the type Kurt’s would have originally had. It has a great C shape profile and is very comfortable to play. The guitar weighs approx 3.560 KG and is in overall good condition for its age. There is a few dings and scratches you would expect on such a playable guitar. The most notable being a finish crack in the neck pocket which is common with Fender’s. There is a small scratch under the pickguard on the lower horn and some play wear on the pickguard as well as a couple of neat holes when the pick up was installed where three holes were drilled instead of two. The guitar has a wonderful tone and power and can be heard to full effect in the footage and audio to Nirvana’s halloween 1991 gig at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, where this Stratocaster model was used. You can hear Kurt using the guitar in the bridge position through the Seymour Duncan JB for songs such as Anyeurism and Breed and then in the neck position for mellower songs such as Polly. An overall exceptionally cool and rare strat.

Please note all guitars are sold as seen. We try our best to show the guitar’s condition in the photos but this is not always possible to every detail. Each guitar is set up to the shop standard playing style and as we all know; each player is different. If it is not set up to your liking this is not a cause for complaint, as is finding some kind of imperfection that we may or may not have mentioned. We sell used guitars not museum pieces and we do not accept returns unless they have been damaged in transit. If you are looking for a perfect guitar that you will worry about damaging and hang on the wall we advise you to buy new! So be rock n roll! lml

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