2.01.2009

Red Fender Jagstang




The red Jagstang is on display at The Fender Museum in California. Next to the guitar are the original Polaroid mockups and cardboard cutouts that Kurt made for Fender's Custom Shop.

Kurt never actually saw the red Jagstang. According to an interview with Larry Brooks (Guitar world, March 1995); "We were (packing) the guitar to ship it to him when we got the news (of his death)". Kurt already had the blue one in his possessions and was making notes on changes he wanted to make.

Top Photo:Kurt's design submission to Fender.
The markings on the right are scanning instructions for when the mockup was scanned for Guitar World. This is a different mockup than what was featured in Journals. In Journals there is a similar mockup done by Kurt which featured a sunburst color.

The red Jagstang was also photographed for Fender's Frontline magazine in the Fall of 1994. See photo.

For more information on the Jagstang click here.
Entry on blue Jagstang here.

Source;
jag-stang.com (Frontline pic)
Jon @ prospect (museum photos)

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:43 AM

    Kurt played a red ag-stang in feb 94 on a french tv show, he is seen throwing it on the floor during 'drain you'

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    1. Anonymous12:30 PM

      Not true, That guitar you spoke of is a Mustang. I've seen a photo of it during that performance, It was one of his backup guitars.

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    2. Anonymous12:31 PM

      I wasn't *at* the performance of the songs, I'm just saying it's a Mustang and there's a photo which shows this clearly if you look for it.

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  2. Anonymous9:12 PM

    No that's a Mustang, I'm 100% sure of that.

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  3. Anonymous4:28 AM

    yes, red mustang with black PU.
    The show was "nulle part ailleurs", and they played rape me, pennyroyal tea and drain you. Kurt's guitar stopped working during "drain you" bridge.

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  4. Anonymous12:51 AM

    dude itz a mustang the pickups are totally different from a jagstang and mustang

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  5. Anonymous11:17 AM

    Actually he did play a jagstang on french tv, not sure about that pic though

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  6. Anonymous2:38 PM

    he played a fiesta red mustang on french tv.....kurt never had a fiesta red jagstang, he only had a sonic blue one

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  7. Anonymous4:26 AM

    They made a replica of the red jag at fender.

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