Fender Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang Electric Guitar - Fiesta Red (2022)

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Single-coil Pickup, 1 Humbucking Pickup, and Vintage-style Tremolo - Fiesta Red

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The Look and Sound of a Musical Revolution

Never mind the imitators: Fender's Jag-Stang Electric Guitar delivers the highly sought-after tones of Kurt Cobain! Modeled after the Jaguar and the Mustang — Kurt's go-to Fenders for many recordings and performances — the Jag-Stang takes many of the Nirvana frontman's favorite guitar features and combines them in a single hard-hitting, wildly innovative instrument. Its alder body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard offer professional-level performance for all players; the 24-inch short scale reduces string tension for easier playing, with a 7.25-inch radius fingerboard for comfy chording from head to heel. True to Kurt's guitar style, both pickups in the Jag-Stang were custom crafted to deliver everything from in-your-face aggression to crystal cleans with ease. There's even a slider switch for toggling the onboard phase settings, arming you with a handy tool for expanding your tonal palette into uncharted territory.

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All of Kurt Cobain's favorite features in one instrument

If you were one of the millions of obsessive Nirvana fans who frequently spun Nevermind and couldn't get enough of the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video, then you are very familiar with Kurt Cobain's favorite Fender Jaguar and Mustang guitars. He employed these guitars for several years, and they were instrumental in forming the sound of early grunge and alternative rock. The Jag-Stang offers the best of both worlds, taking Kurt's favorite features from each instrument and combining them into a single model. Its alder body delivers Nirvana's trademark guitar punch and power, with a shorter 24-inch scale for effortless playing. A fast maple neck capped with a 7.25-inch radius rosewood fingerboard offers everything you need for pulling off thick, chunky power chords across all 22 frets. The cherry on top is the vintage-style Mustang tremolo, which is perfect for adding subtle warbles and textures to single-note leads.

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High-powered electronics take you to alternative rock's early days

The Jag-Stang is equipped with a powerful pair of pickups to handle the high-octane demands of its inspiration, and Sweetwater guitarists can attest: this rock-solid 6-string is contagious. Fender threw a custom Jag-Stang humbucker in the bridge, which pumps out waves of crunchy, full-bodied tone that recall the seminal '90s music scene. Flip over to the single-coil in the neck position, and you'll instantly bask in creamy, chimey cleans reminiscent of a Strat or a Tele. A pair of slide switches gives you complete control over all of the Jag-Stang's electronics, with all pickup switching handled from one and phase on-off settings from the other.

Fender Jag-Stang Electric Guitar Features:

  • Inspired by Kurt Cobain's Jaguar and Mustang guitars and designed to meet his playing needs
  • Punchy, powerful alder body serves as a solid tonal foundation
  • Fast-playing maple neck capped with a 7.25-radius rosewood fingerboard
  • 24-inch short scale length reduces string tension
  • High-powered Jag-Stang humbucker and single-coil pickup deliver the full spectrum of alternative rock tones
  • Slider switch for toggling phase settings on and off
  • Light warbles and textures courtesy of a vintage-style Mustang tremolo
  • Vintage-style J-Bass control knobs and tuners; synthetic bone nut

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Tech Specs

  • General
  • Number of Strings 6
  • Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
  • Body
  • Body Type Solidbody
  • Body Shape Jag-Stang
  • Body Material Alder
  • Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
  • Color Fiesta Red
  • Neck
  • Neck Material Maple
  • Neck Shape Slim C
  • Neck Joint Bolt-on
  • Radius 7.25"
  • Fingerboard Material Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay Dots
  • Number of Frets 22, Vintage
  • Scale Length 24"
  • Nut Width 1.574"
  • Nut Material Synthetic Bone
  • Hardware
  • Bridge/Tailpiece 6-Saddle Vintage-style Mustang Tremolo
  • Tuners Vintage-style
  • Electronics
  • Neck Pickup Jag-Stang Single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup Jag-Stang Humbucker
  • Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
  • Switching 2 x 3-way slide switches (on/off, in/out phase)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings Fender, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig Bag Gig Bag
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 0141030340

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Customer Reviews

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Rated 5/5

Way better than the originals

I have the original jagstang and this one definitely feels more solid and has better hardware and electronics. The alder body is also a very welcome upgrade from the basswood of the originals. People talk about how weak or thin the originals pick ups sound, which I agree with, but the ones on this reissue are much better and also a welcome improvement.
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yes

Curt Kobain used this one, 5 stars. Going to a Nirvana concert this weekend hope it's good!
Rated 5/5

Amazing!!!

This guitar is amazing very versatile! You can play anything from those classic Nirvana tones to crisp cleans! On point with the craftsmanship! Overall I am very satisfied with this guitar and would would recommend to all my fellow guitar players!
Rated 4.5/5

Better than expected

This is a really fun guitar. Doesn't clean up very well and clean tones are kind of bland, but with breakup tones to full-on distortion, it comes alive. Clean tones sound a bit better with just a hint of grit. Spend some time tweaking the pickup heights and pole pieces to get the most out of it. I ended up changing the pickups to a SD 59 in the bridge and a SD Antiquity II Mustang in the neck as well as changing the pots to 500k. These were improvements: the neck sounds much richer and the bridge has a bit more articulation. Sounds less muddy when rolling back the knobs, too. If you never touch your volume or tone knobs and play with drive all the time, then I would say keep it stock or just change the pots to 500k and keep the stock pickups.

Looks like it would be uncomfortable to play, but it isn't. It sits really well in your lap (has a very skinny waistline) and hangs naturally with a strap.

The neck carve is a C shape, and feels comfortable in any position. The neck is very narrow, so it may feel a bit cramped at first. Having said that, I read that it's modeled after Cobain's 69 mustang neck; and I can fully attest that this may be the case. Compared to my vintage 1969 Competition Mustang, the neck carve and width are all pretty spot on.

Note on the Fiesta Red color: it's more tomato soup in color with a bit more orange in it than pale red when compared to Fender Custom Shop's Fiesta Red. It is closer than the Cobain Mustang's Fiesta Red though. Maybe it's how this particular color cures in a poly finish vs. a nitro, but do note it's different and not the classic Fiesta Red that you may be thinking of. It photographs as redder then it is in person.

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