While Kurt wasn’t alive long enough for us to see him play the jag-stang very much there were some shows during the ’94 European tour where he did.
Below is one of the better quality videos of Kurt playing the jag-stang on the song Dumb from the Slovenia 2/27/94 tour date. Thanks to Ryan for suggesting us post this on our blog! If you see other cool jag-stang videos that we should post let
We like Best/Most/Worst/etc lists. They seem to generate great discussion in all kinds of directions.
So here we present you with Blender.com’s “28 Most Recognizable Guitars”. The Fender Mustang, as made famous by Kurt Cobain, comes in at a very respectable 14 on the list.
This list is shown below. You can also check out the Blender article which includes great descriptions and video links for each entry. (
Blender article link)
28. Buck Owens: Red, White and Blue acoustic
27. Les Claypool – Primus: The Rainbow Bass
26. Michael Angelo Batio: The Reverse Double-Neck
25. Dave Grohl – Foo Fighters: Dan Armstrong/Ampeg ARMG-2
24. Michael Anthony – Van Halen: Jack Daniel’s Bass
23. Angus Young – AC/DC: Gibson SG
22. Ace Frehley – KISS: Laser Guitar
21. Albert King: Gibson Flying V
20. Zakk Wylde – Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society: The Grail
19. Jerry Only – The Misfits: The Devastator
18. Billie Joe Armstrong – Green Day: Blue
17. Bootsy Collins: Space Bass
16. Dimebag Darrell Abbott – Pantera/Damageplan: The Dean From Hell
15. Rick Nielsen – Cheap Trick: Hamer Five-Neck
14. Kurt Cobain – Nirvana: Fender Mustang 13. ZZ Top: Dean Spinning Fur Guitar/Bass
12. Gene Simmons – KISS: Axe Bass
11. Eric Clapton: Blackie
10. B.B. King: Lucille
9. Jack White – White Stripes: 1964 J.B. Hutto Montgomery Airline
8. Bo Diddley: The Big B
7. Willie Nelson: Trigger
6. Prince: Purple Glyph Symbol Guitar
5. Paul McCartney – Beatles: Hofner Violin Bass
4. Jimmy Page – Led Zeppelin: Gibson SG Double Neck
3. Elvis Presley: Martin D-28 Acoustic
2. Eddie Van Halen – Van Halen: Frankenstrat
1. Jimi Hendrix: Fender Stratocaster
According to this article at RollingStone.com listing the top 25 underrated guitarists Kurt Cobain is the #2 underrated guitarist. And who’s the #1 underrated? The great purple one, Prince himself.
The top 5 from their list of 25 is:
The list is sure to provoke some interesting discussions. Check out the full list of 25 at the link above.