Fiesta Red Fender Jag-Stang Prototype Auction Closed – Winning bid: $93,750

[Guitar found after auction – Sep 24 2018]

Brad Traweek (from Fender) posted on Instagram that this prototype jag-stang ended up at Fender HQ in Scottsdale, Arizona after the auction.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BoIggI_hXZ5/


[Updated after auction close – May 19 2018]

The auction has now closed and the Fiesta Red prototype jag-stang has a winning bid of $93,750.


The Kurt Cobain Fender Jag-Stang Fiesta Red prototype is currently up for auction at Julien’s Auctions. This is part of a “Music Icons 2018 Auction Lot” with some other guitars and music related collectibles.

Link to Prototype Jag-Stang ]
[ Link to Music Icons 2018 Lot ]

There are not any detailed photos included in the listing of the prototype jag-stang. Provenance is provided by “Fender Museum of the Arts Foundation”. The prototype apparently has a serial number of V069200 on the neckplate which is different than regular production jag-stangs that have the serial number on the base of the neck above the neck joint.

Also included in the auction is the design drawing done by Kurt for the Jag-Stang.

If anyone comes across more details of the prototype in this auction let us know!

julienslive photo of prototype jag-stang
julienslive photo of prototype jag-stang
Kurt Cobain Fender Jag-Stang design
Kurt Cobain Fender Jag-Stang design

One thought on “Fiesta Red Fender Jag-Stang Prototype Auction Closed – Winning bid: $93,750”

  1. Actually upset Fender sold this. I was hoping to visit Fender in Corona and see this guitar in person. Is Fender hard up for cash?? This just seems like such a weird move out of nowhere. I really feel that this should have remained a museum piece for everyone to enjoy. Now it’s going to be in a private home where only some rich a hole that *THINKS* they are a Nirvana fan will squirrel it away.

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