Courtney Love’s Masterbuilt Surf Green Fender Venus goes up for sale

Courtney Love Fender Venus
(Image credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images / Reverb)

Courtney Love’s personal Fender Venus electric guitar, which was Masterbuilt in 1994 in the Fender USA Custom Shop, has gone up for sale on Reverb.

One of only three prototypes made, the Surf Green six-string was said to be designed collaboratively by both the Hole guitarist and then-Fender Artist Relations Builder Larry Brooks, who was also responsible for building Kurt Cobain’s Jag-Stangs.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.