At the helm of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain was crowned by many as the voice of Generation X. The distinctive guitar he used in his final three years of his life just happened to be from another generation — 1965. In celebration of his talents and lasting influence, Fender has meticulously reincarnated his unique lefty axe in the form of the new Kurt Cobain Jaguar ($1,850). Who knows how Kurt would react to this news if he were alive today — after all, he did say “the worst crime is faking it” — but fans will surely love it. It sports a similar, 3-color sunburst alder body with a “road worn” finish, for a vintage look that belies its true age. The same DiMarzio humbucking DP103 PAF 36th Anniversary neck pickup and DP100 Super Distortion bridge pickup are also onboard, as are other distinctive electronics and controls like kurnled “chrome-dome” volume and tone knobs, a three-position toggle switch, and black chrome Adjusto-Matic bridge and Gotoh sealed tuners. Fender did deviate from the original slightly though, by making a version for righty grungers too. Thanks to the crew a High Snobiety for bringing this to our attention.
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