This was Kurt’s first left-handed Fender Stratocaster. It was Japanese-made, and he probably picked it up in the UK – as the first time he ever played it was at Goldwyn’s Suite, Birmingham in October 1990. The guitar was finished in white and featured rosewood neck. It had two single-coils and an angled humbucker in the bridge presumably installed by Kurt. He also added a “K” sticker behind the bridge as a reference to an independent record label in Olympia, Washington. He had the same design tattooed on his left hand. The guitar made it into 1991, but it is unclear what exactly happened to it.more
"I found a nice Fender Made in Japan Stratocaster that is two tone and vintage looking, but with a Rosewood neck. Should be maple, but I love the neck on this guitar. VERY Straty tone, and we had our second part with some little lead guitars thrown in throughout the tune. It was a hot day in LA so we ended a bit early, as it was a good time to run a rough off of a few songs so I can enjoy them during my travels."more
Very heavy guitar, almost LP heavy. Added a Kahler and EMGs for something that differs from my other strats. Chunky maple neck with maple board. Not a shredder but a solid guitar. 2 tone burst. This is a spanky strat and my goto funk guitar.