In an interview with Rolling Stone in mid 2014 Cuomo described himself as, "The biggest Nirvana fan ever." And so it was no surprise to any keen Weez fan in the same year when a picture of the 2011 Fender Kurt Cobain tribute Jaguar showed up in the album on an entertainment weekly column website titled "in the studio". From this it can be taken that the high output DiMarzio Super distortion pickups came in handy when recording the recent weezer album "Everthing will be alright in the end" as well as the yet more recent 2016 release "Weezer" or the White album.more
I've owned several guitars in my life. I had a Jackson RR5, a Jackson SL1, and a Gibson Les Paul Trad Pro II. I sold the Jacksons for being too metal, the SL1 for the Floyd Rose being a never-ending ass pain. they were rad guitars for metal but I drifted away from metal. the Les Paul was absolutely beautiful, vintage sunburst, and had the greatest tones for everything from doom and sludge to hardcore punk and beyond. I really miss it. rent sucks. but for me, personally, Fender Jaguars are it. at this point in my life? yeah. Jaguars are the elite. a lot of people don't like the KC Jag because it's obviously modified to sound like Kurt's trashy Jag, but in my own experience I've been able to get a crazy crazy crazy range out of it. I've done gothic rock, post-punk, shoegaze, powerviolence/fastcore, drone doom, hardcore, regular punk, Pearl Jam-esque alternative rock, and naturally Kurt's grungy kind of stuff. it's done all of them absurdly well, imo. in a sense, it's really the perfect type of guitar for me. the price is very nice, low even for what I got, and I've never been more satisfied with a purchase. so, you know, do what you may. try it out. see what it can do. don't be scared just because it's a KC signature.