When Kurt Cobain hit the stage, it was very often with a Mustang guitar—an enigmatic anti-hero figure with an esoteric anti-hero instrument. It's with great pride then that Fender introduces the Kurt Cobain Mustang guitar, which evokes the man, the band, the sound and the times, and gives an authentically crafted nod to one of the most unlikely guitars to ever find itself at the center of a musical maelstrom. Kurt Cobain liked Mustang guitars a lot. For one, he preferred offbeat guitars that didn't cost zillions of dollars, and the Mustang certainly fit those two criteria. Also, being somewhat physically diminutive himself, he liked to perform live with slightly more diminutive guitars, like the Mustang and Jaguar® guitar, which better fit his hands and his reach. Inspired by his arsenal of modded guitars, the Kurt Cobain Mustang guitar takes you back there, with highly distinctive features including an angled single-coil Mustang neck pickup and ferocious Seymour Duncan JB humbucking bridge pickup mounted directly to the body, dual on-off/phase in-out switches for each pickup, a polyester-finished alder body and an Adjusto-Matic bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece.more
This guitar has the best distorted tone in the world to my ears.
In combo with the small clone and DS-1 or DS-2 (I have the keeley DS-1 right now) it sounds just like the tone on Nevermind.
The clean tone is duck like, if that makes any sense, it's one of the worst I've heard, but the distorted tone is so good that it doesn't even matter.
The aesthetics of this guitar were greatly improved when Kurt Cobain invented the Jagstang.