Kurt Cobain's 1965 Fender Jaguar - Photos soon?

Looks like close up photos of Kurt Cobain's 1965 Fender Jaguar are going to be released soon. Here is a screenshot from a teaser video on Fender's Facebook page regarding the release of the replica Jaguar.

The Jaguar in this photo is different from the replica in that it has the neck pickup in the correct spot and the strap peg on the left horn (for a right handed player). It also appears that the Jaguar is still strung up for a right handed player, which has been the case since it's last known whereabouts (Eric Erlandson of Hole).

Special thanks to Twitter user @Act902 for letting us know about this!

Here is a previous post regarding this guitar.
Here is a previous post about the replica that Fender is gearing up to release soon.


Fender soon to release Kurt Cobain Jaguar Replica

Rolling Stone blog was the first release information about this. Read it here.

Fender has posted a teaser video on Facebook.
There is a frame in the video with what appears to be close ups of Kurt's actual Jag.
Watch teaser video here.

While it is not an exact replica, it's the closest that's ever been produced by Fender.
Here is a photoshopped version with the pickups placed correctly, angled bridge, single string retainer, right-handed strap peg, and the extra hole on the trem.


White Fender Stratocaster

White Fender Stratocaster

One of two white Fender Stratocasters mentioned at http://www.kurtsequipment.com/ It is currently on display at the EMP's dedicated Nirvana exhibit. Long time friend of the band Rob took the photo above and hooked us up with this info:

"The story on the white Fender Stratocaster is that it shows up in Kurt's arsenal late 1991. It is first destroyed in Ghent, Belgium 11/23/91. It is repaired (new neck, pickguard, etc.) Then it sees it's final destruction 9/11/92 at the Seattle Center Coliseum show."




EMP - Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses exhibit

The EMP (Experience Music Project) in Seattle opened up it's Nirvana exhibit last month. This story is being covered by loads of media.

This story on MTV.com is one of my favorites so far because it has video clips featuring the curator of the exhibit, Jacob McMurray, giving a guided tour of some of his favorite pieces in the exhibit.

Here is the EMP's Flickr feed featuring photos from a special member only preview.

Guitars on display:
Smashed Fender Mustang (entry coming soon!)
White Fender Stratocaster (need more info, if you have any please send!)

Sorry for the lack of post in the last few months. I designed a dedicated web site for this guide (with the intention of getting rid of the "blog" format) but it's taking longer than anticipated to bring it live. I'm contemplating leaving it on Blogger but the templates are so damn ugly!

Thanks to all of you who come here regularly. You will not be disappointed once this gets cleaned up. Also if you attend the exhibit, EMP is allowing non-flash photography! Feel free to post links to your photos in the comments section.