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.
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!
If you’re a fan of alternative guitars you will probably like this guitar just announced by Fender at Summer NAMM. It’s an Ed O’Brien Stratocaster featuring Seymour Duncan JB Jr, Texas Special, and Fernandes Sustainer pickups.
New to the Fender Jaguar or just want to learn more about all those switches? Fender recently published an article detailing how the switches work with some nice images showing the various switch combinations.
Could the Jag-Stang be coming back in 2017? Maybe to join the new DuoSonics and Mustangs just released by Fender?
A little over a week ago Fender had an event an their new Hollywood location. Some photos came out of that event showing a unique jag-stang. Having black switches, a better fitting pickguard, a new color?, and who knows what else.
Below are a couple of photos showing the new jag-stang. The first photo was posted by otisserie on Instagram and the second photo posted by Fender on Facebook. You really have to zoom in on the Fender event photo and look at the guitars on the back wall near the new duosonics and mustangs. (look for the white-ish jag-stang nearby)
EDIT: Updated to include more photos from Fender Hollywood Grand Opening Event that show the jag-stang.
“In order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang guitar, Fender is proud to introduce the celebratory Limited Edition American Shortboard Mustang. This stylish homage to the original Mustang evokes the spirit that brought the guitar from the classroom to the stage.”
BODY MATERIAL: Ash with Walnut Competition Stripe
BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane
BODY SHAPE: Mustang Bass
NECK MATERIAL: Rosewood
NECK FINISH: Hand-Rubbed Oil
NECK SHAPE: Modern “C”
SCALE LENGTH: 24″ (610 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Rosewood
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
FRET SIZE: Medium Jumbo
NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot
TRUSS ROD: Bi-Flex™
BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Dove™ Single-Coil
NECK PICKUP: Black Dove™ Single-Coil
CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone
SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Middle Pickup
BRIDGE: 6-Saddle American Strings-Thru-Body Strat with Bent Steel Saddles Saddles
Every 6 months or so we like to take a look back at how the Registry has evolved during that time period. And we like to say a big THANK YOU! to all the jag-stang owners out there who have participated by adding their guitar info. It’s been very interesting to get a feel for just how many jag-stangs are out there and where they’ve all ended up.
Below is the summary of data with the changes from the last 6 months in bold. Some of the interesting changes are: +76 new guitars over the last 6 months plus the percentage of left handed models has dropped even lower that before.
Total guitars: 274 (+76 guitars!)
Handed – 95.3% right handed – 4.7% left handed (left dropped -0.8%)
Color – Sonic Blue is the most popular color at 55.8%. (+0.8%)
Modifications – around 41.2% of the guitars are listed as modified. (+1.2%)
Countries – currently in 35 unique countries with most in the United States at 40.5%. (+4 new countries)
Oldest – T016701 [Made In Japan] (no change)
Newest – R010452 [Crafted In Japan] – This is the only CIJ we’ve seen with a leading ‘R’ serial number. (no change)
We plan to continue adding features and tweaks to The Registry and welcome input from everyone on desired features. If you haven’t yet added your jag-stang click the link below to get started.