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Auction for Kurt Cobain’s Custom Fender Mustang (1993) – CLOSED – Winning Bid: $340,000

[Update 10/27: This auction has closed with a winning bid of $340,000 USD.]

One of Kurt Cobain’s custom built Fender Mustangs is up for auction at Julien’s Auctions. This guitar was built by Scott Zimmerman in 1993 and includes a letter from him detailing the creation process of the ’93-’94 Mustangs.

This guitar was originally gifted to Bobby Costello and then went on to be displayed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from 2002-2011. (more info HERE)

Starting bid is $75,000. Winning bid is $340,000.

Link to auction listing: https://www.julienslive.com/m/lot-details/index/catalog/313/lot/124816

We are archiving the photos and text of the listing for historical purposes in the event the original web site removes the info. (below from julienslive.com)

A left-handed Fender Mustang guitar in turquoise with red mottled pickguard, custom built for Kurt Cobain in 1993. Serial number PO13572. The headstock has a small stamp that reads “Offset Contour Body Patented.” The guitar was built by Scott Zimmerman, who was contacted by Fender Guitar’s artist relations manager in 1993 because the Fender Custom shop was not equipped to build left-handed Mustangs at the time. According to an accompanying letter from Zimmerman, he worked with FujiGen, a major Japanese instrument factory, to build this guitar. Ten guitars at a minimum had to be ordered with FujiGen, and this specific one was shipped on October 22, 1993. Only the two guitars shipped on that date have the “Offset Contour Body Patented” stamp. Accompanied by a handwritten letter signed by Courtney Love Cobain on her personal stationery, stating in part that this was one of Kurt’s favorite guitars when they delivered all of them; a hardshell case; and images of the guitar while on exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. While on exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a fan jumped over the barrier and stole two of the knobs off the guitar. The museum replaced the two knobs that exist now with exact knobs.

EXHIBITED Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio, 2002-2011

New Fender Vintera Series Guitar Range

Today Fender has announced a new range of vintage inspired Mexican made guitars. The models represented in this new range are the Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Jaguar®, Mustang®, Jazzmaster®, Jazz Bass®, Precision Bass® and Mustang Bass and the decades represented are the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The prices range from $899.99 to $1149.99. (US Dollars)

The guitars that jag-stang.com visitors will most likely be interested in are the 60s Jaguar, 60s Mustang, and 60s Jazzmaster. (see photos in this post)

There are also ‘modified’ versions of the 60s Jaguar (2 humbuckers and modern neck shape and radius) and the 60s Jazzmaster (modern neck shape and radius).

More information at the following links:

Favorite Guitars From Namm 2019

We’ve had a few weeks to reflect on this years NAMM announcements / demos and here are some of our favorites from this year’s show!

The Fender Squier Classic Vibe line sees some great updates for 2019 including new ’60s Jazzmasters, ’70s Jaguars, and ’70s Mustangs!

There are also a couple interesting new guitars in the limited ‘Alternate Reality’ series. They are the Meteora HH and the Powercaster.

See photos of these guitars below. For more details check out the Fender Shop at https://shop.fender.com or your favorite retailers.

Classic Vibe ’70s Jaguar – Surf Green
Classic Vibe ’70s Jaguar – Black
Classic Vibe ’70s Jaguar – 3 Color Sunburst
Classic Vibe ’60s Mustang – Vintage White
Classic Vibe ’60s Mustang – Sonic Blue
Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster – Sonic Blue
Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster – Olympic White – Left Handed
Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster – Olympic White
Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster – 3 Color Sunburst
Alternate Reality Powercaster – White Opal
Alternate Reality Powercaster – Surf Green
Alternate Reality Powercaster – 3 Color Sunburst
Alternate Reality Meteora HH – Lake Placid Blue
Alternate Reality Meteora HH – Candy Apple Red

New Mustangs and Duo-Sonics announced at Summer NAMM 2016

Via Reverb.com video (embedded below)

New Duo-Sonics

  • single coil and humbucker pickup versions
    • coil split on humbucker
  • 9.5″ neck radius with medium jumbo frets
  • small headstock
  • hard tail bridge
  • 3 way toggle pickup selector

New Mustangs

  • single coil and p90 pickup versions
  • larger headstock
  • other features similar to new Duo-Sonic

New Mustang Bass

  • 30″ scale
  • P/J pickup configuration

New! Limited Edition American Shortboard MUSTANG®

Revealed as #10 in Fender’s 10 for 2015 Limited Edition Collection is the American Shortboard MUSTANG.

(Note: We copy the Fender content locally since they regularly archive, move, and remove their content.) Fender’s original post url: http://www.fender.com/guitars/mustang/limited-edition-american-shortboard-mustang/0171511721.html

“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
  • BODY MATERIAL: Ash with Walnut Competition Stripe
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane
  • BODY SHAPE: Mustang Bass
 NECK
  • 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™
 ELECTRONICS
  • 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
  • CONFIGURATION: SS
 HARDWARE
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle American Strings-Thru-Body Strat with Bent Steel Saddles Saddles
  • HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
  • TUNING MACHINES: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
  • PICKGUARD: None
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Aged White Plastic
  • NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt

New Fender ’65 Mustang for 2015

It’s a new mustang for 2015. Just like the previous Classic ’65 Mustangs from Fender but this one has a gloss poly 3 tone sunburst finish. Full specs follow the image gallery below.

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BODY
  • BODY MATERIAL: Poplar
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyester
  • BODY SHAPE: Mustang®
 NECK
  • NECK MATERIAL: Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Polyester
  • NECK SHAPE: “C” Shape
  • SCALE LENGTH: 24″ (610 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Rosewood
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
  • NUMBER OF FRETS: 22
  • FRET SIZE: Vintage-Style
  • NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.625″ (41.3 mm)
  • POSITION INLAYS: White Pearloid Dot
  • TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
 ELECTRONICS
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang
  • NECK PICKUP: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang
  • CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • SWITCHING: 2-On/Off Slide Switches, One for Each Pickup, 1-Series/Parallel Slide Switch (Operates Only When Both Pickups are On)
  • CONFIGURATION: SS
 HARDWARE
  • BRIDGE: Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tailpiece
  • HARDWARE FINISH: Chrome
  • TUNING MACHINES: Vintage-Style with Aged White Plastic Buttons
  • PICKGUARD: 4-Ply White Pearloid
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Black Plastic
  • SWITCH TIP: Black
  • NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt

New American Special Mustang and Jazzmaster from Fender

Fender is expanding it’s line of American Special guitars (introduced in 2010) with the addition of Mustang and the Jazzmaster models. Both look to be available in black and 3-color sunburst and be offered at the $899.99 price point. (1249.99 msrp)

The jazzmaster comes in fairly typical setup with 2 jazzmaster special humbuckers. The mustang is being offered with a HH setup using dual “atomic” humbuckers and the lower pickup switch. Images and links to the Fender pages follow below.

American Special Fender Mustang
American Special Fender Mustang

American Special Fender Jazzmaster
American Special Fender Jazzmaster