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  • #16
    I always thought they looked great in sonic blue.
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    • #17
      I like mine. The necks are great on them and I like the Mustang bridge. It the radius makes it difficult to use an ebow.
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      • #18
        I don't think Cobain was even that happy with how they turned out.


        He wasn't. It doesn't even vaguely resemble his notes/drawings/pictures on it.

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        • #19
          I've played a really awesome Fiesta Red Jagstang. And I've played a pretty terrible blue one.
          I think they look nice.
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          • #20
            He wasn't. It doesn't even vaguely resemble his notes/drawings/pictures on it.


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            • #21
              I'd pick one up if I could get it cheap, but $600 is way too much dough; esp right now; it seems to be a buyers market right now...
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              There is something about a gold top.



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              • #22




                OK, maybe vaguely:



                But seriously, what happened? He wanted the top half to look like a Jag, and the bottom to look like a Mustang. I think they took his poor drawings a bit too literally. First picture looks kinda hot, especially if they would've went with the Jag trem.

                Same designer as the Firebird X, maybe?

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                • #23
                  No, it's really pretty much his design, the way he shaped it. They have (or at least had) a bunch of the Jagstang development stuff (including that first drawing / mockup I posted) on display at the Fender Museum in Corona. The fiesta red prototype was over there, along with all Kurt's drawings, his cardboard full-sized mockups, etc. I have not been over there in a while, and they constantly update the place, so it might not still be up.

                  I don't think it turned out as well as he had hoped it would. Maybe he would have gotten the kinks worked out, or they could have refined the design more had he lived, but I don't think he was totally satisfied with it. Whether that dissatisfaction was partially aesthetically related, I have no idea.
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                  "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                  - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                  "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

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                  • #24
                    No, it's really pretty much his design, the way he shaped it. They have (or at least had) a bunch of the Jagstang development stuff (including that first drawing / mockup I posted) on display at the Fender Museum in Corona. The fiesta red prototype was over there, along with all Kurt's drawings, his cardboard full-sized mockups, etc. I have not been over there in a while, and they constantly update the place, so it might not still be up.

                    I don't think it turned out as well as he had hoped it would. Maybe he would have gotten the kinks worked out, or they could have refined the design more had he lived, but I don't think he was totally satisfied with it. Whether that dissatisfaction was partially aesthetically related, I have no idea.


                    I have to head over there one day and do the tour. Did they have the pictures I posted as well?

                    I think you're right, it was just incredibly unrefined. I read that one of his biggest problems with it was that it had no belly cut or forearm cut. Unfortunately he died, and they released what seems like a prototype to the unsuspecting masses.

                    That upper horn and the misshapen butt just kill me.

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                    • #25
                      I used to own a Sonic Blue one, a 1995 one as I recall.

                      I loved the way it looked but could never get on with how bassy and wooly the bridge pickup was. It sounded really crap and undefined which surprised me seeing as Cobains sounds were definitely more edgy.

                      Trying everything to correct it - slapped in a variety of replacements, straightened the bridge pickup route to line up the strings under the polepieces, replaced pots with 1megs, even bypassed the pots - still couldn't get the attack and brightness I wanted.

                      Eventually sold it at a loss after all the worked I'd done and got a Jaguar, then a Mustang. Never looked back.
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                      • #26
                        Of all The Kurt Cobain guitars, the basic Mustangs that Fender just released are probably my favorites. I don't like the extra goodies on the Cobain Jaguar, and I think my opinion on the Jagstang is clear now.



                        Still, I think I'd rather have my little seafoam green guitar more than any other. I just love that Duo Sonic. I like my compstang a lot too though, and I definitely want a Jaguar...
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                        - George Carlin

                        "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                        - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                        "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                        - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                        • #27
                          I've played one of those and it felt very close to my 70s Comp Stang, it's a good option.

                          I also owned a 65 RI at one point which was a superb guitar. They cost a lot though, these days. I think a 65RI Mustang or Cobain Mustang are around
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                          • #28
                            The basic Cobain Mustang is $949.99 in the US

                            http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-kurt-cobain-signature-mustang-electric-guitar

                            I was about to say that the '65 Mustang is $939 (which they recently were), but it appears they've dropped a bit on price - they're now $889.99

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                            - George Carlin

                            "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                            - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                            "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                            - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                            • #29
                              Got bored and photoshopped my own Jaguar Mustang mash up.



                              Surprising how similar the bodies look if you put the hardware of one on the other.
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                              • #30
                                I owned a jagstang (the orginal issue '95 or whatever). I hated, more so then any guitar I've owned. Sold it for a martin best trade up ever.
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