Fender's Kurt Cobain signature is based off the modified Mustangs he used on the In Utero tour. The original modified Mustang's were, The Sonic Blue and the Fiesta Red, It is unknown if the Lake Placid Blue was modified or not since it was a 1969 Competition Mustang. So yes this is the Signature, He never played it, We get it. This guitar is directly based on his guitars from 1993-94.more
Kurt certainly knew how to customized a guitar. The JB in the bridge really pushes this guitar.The Mustang pickup in the bridge is wonderful for clean sounds, the Tune o Matic bridge is an improvement and the lowered switches is just icing on the cake. It's not a complicated mod from the usual Mustang but the little improvements make this my dream Mustang. The neck is wonderful.
These things are incredibly versatile sounding, each of the different pickup settings sound great and well-defined, multiple different genres at your disposal and to top it off they just look so damn cool! The neck single coil chirps and clucks old fashioned, reminiscent tones while the bridge Seymour Duncan humbucker is razor sharp, adding some major power to the sound. Comfortable and very easy to play, a must have for short scale enthusiasts.
IMPORTANT: FLOATING TREMOLO BRIDGE AND STRING GAUGES FOR YOUR MUSTANG
The Fender Dynamic Vibrato bridge that comes equipped is unique and will produce a twang-like finesse, It's a floating tremolo style bridge, which can result in difficulty keeping your mustang in tune. Using light gauge strings on a short scale mustang can sometimes result in a lack of string tension. Removing the springs and locking the tailpiece a.k.a. "hard-tailing" your mustang's bridge, combined with a larger gauge of strings will immediately provide noticeably better intonation, better sustained sound and a much more ideal mustang. this mod is completely optional.
As a fan of kurt cobain in primis. I have i needed to buy this made in japan. Bought in Tokyo on january 2018. I simply love it. I have the sonic blu and i m going to change the fender oick up with a seymour duncan
The feeling I get when wield this guitar is that the 90s are back. The Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge, me everything I could want from a guitar, her neck is the best neck I've ever played.I would not trade it for anything.