Fender resurrects the Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang

Fender's newly relaunched Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang guitar
(Image credit: Fender)

Having first teased the electric guitar earlier this summer, Fender has launched its Kurt Cobain signature Jag-Stang reissue.

Re-released to mark the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's landmark Nevermind album, the Jag-Stang dates back to 1993, when Cobain began sketching out his ideal Fender signature guitar in his journals. Combining elements of Jaguar and Mustang models, the 2021 Jag-Stang is, of course, available in left- and right-hand versions, and is faithful to Cobain's original vision for the instrument.

The Jag-Stang rocks an alder body and a maple, slim C-shaped neck boasting a 24” short scale length rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25” radius and white pearloid dot inlays.

Electronics come in the form of a custom 'bucker in the bridge and single-coil in the neck, controlled by individual volume and tone knobs and a pair of Mustang slider switches that can dial in four unique settings for greater tonal versatility.

A six-saddle, vintage-style Mustang bridge with tremolo, vintage-style tuners, and four-ply aged white pearloid pickguard, meanwhile, round out the hardware.

The 2021 Fender Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang is available now – in Fiesta Red and Sonic Blue finishes and with a deluxe gig bag included – for $1,249.

For more info on the guitar, head on over to Fender (opens in new tab).

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.