Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fender Jag-Stang

The Fender Jag-Stang is an electric guitar designed by Kurt Cobain, of the band Nirvana, intended as a hybrid of two Fender electric guitars: the Jaguar and the Mustang.

Cobain suggested his idea for an instrument to Fender, resulting in two left-handed prototypes built by former Custom Shop Master Builder Larry L. Brooks, only one of which was ever played by Cobain himself.

Originally produced in the fall of 1995, after Kurt Cobain's death, Fender Japan reissued the Jag-Stang two years after its 2001 cancellation due to popular demand. Fender once again discontinued importing the Jag-Stang as of 2005.

Fender Jag-Stang w/ EMG Pickups

Medley Nirvana / Kurt Cobain (Fender Jag-Stang)by Solino

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fender Mustang

The Fender Mustang is an electric guitar introduced in 1964 as the basis of a major redesign of Fender's student models then consisting of the Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic. It was produced until 1982 and reissued in 1990.

In the 60's, it was used in Surf music. It attained cult status in the 1990s largely as a result of its use by a number of alternative rock bands. Early examples are generally seen as the most collectible of all the short-scale Fender guitars.

The Fender Mustang features two single coil pickups with an unusual switching configuration, and a unique tremolo arm shared with only its derivative the Fender Jag-Stang. It was originally available in two scale lengths.

Fender Mustang 1965 Reissue

Fender Mustang 1964