Vandalism Fender Stratocaster
The most famous use of this guitar was at the 1991 Reading Festival.
The second famous use of this guitar was at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle 10/31/91.
This guitar is being lent to the Experience Music Project for a dedicated Nirvana exhibit. After Kurt's death the guitar was still in pieces. It was put back together by Earnie Bailey, Nirvana's guitar tech. It is currently on display at Seattle's Experience Music Project.
The sticker came from an Arizona band called The Feederz.
The guitar had at least one neck replacement, possibly more.
The necks ranged from Fender Japan, Kramer, and at one point a Fernandez Strat neck.
The gentleman in the photo holding the guitar is famed guitar builder Kevin Burkett of Electrical Guitar Company.
The complete photos can be seen by clicking on the links below.
This guitar was also used on one of Kurt Cobain's favorite moments on stage, playing Molly's Lips with Eugene Kelly. See video here. Kurt was quoted saying; "that was one of the greatest moments in my life".
9. Video of Vandalism Strat getting smashed #1 (removed by YouTube. bah humbug)
10. Video of Vandalism Strat getting smashed #2 (@1:04)
Rob and Earnie