Kurt chose a white one with humbuckers for the 'Heart-Shaped Box' video and subsequent tour. Please note that this is just a quick basic guide for beginners. Case for 70's Fender Mustang. Kurt played this guitar around mid to late 1989. Bleach (engl. The P90s were replaced with a Seymour Duncan 59 and JB humbucker set, and it was apparently, Kurt’s favorite Univox guitar - one of the few he didn't smash, and he might've used it for 'In Utero'! The guitar belonged to Kurt, which is based on the fact that it was seen at Kurt’s home – but it was never really used live or in any other public setting. One thing that is evident from this footage is that Kurt’s Kramer Ferrington KFT-1 had a replacement neck installed on it. Grab a cheap Mexican Stratocaster, or even a Squier, and load it with a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails pickup in the bridge position – because that’s exactly what Kurt did with a lot of his guitars. On Nevermind, Cobain played a 1960s Fender Mustang, a Fender Jaguar with DiMarzio pickups, and a few Fender Stratocasters with humbucker bridge pickups. The rest of the guitars included […], Kurt Cobain was photographed sitting on stage next to this guitar backstage at the Mecca Auditorium in Milwaukee on October 26, 1993 (photos taken by Kevin Mazur – see source below). 12.19.2009. id like to know what guitars and amps he used IN THE STUDIO for recording all these albums, preferably nevermind. We take a closer look at the gear and practices behind the Kurt Cobain amp settings and tone during the successful Nirvana years. I do appreciate his effort. He played a few of these Hi-Fliers in his early days, including a sunburst model decorated with stickers, and a white one, given to him by his girlfriend at the time, Tracy. At that point, the guitar was completely stock, and it featured a fiesta red finish and had a red Pearloid pickguard with two white single coil pickups installed in it. Source: guitargeek.com. More specifically it was seen during the Saturday Night Live gig in January 1992, during which it was paired with a Mesa/Boogie Studio .22 Preamp, and another unknown unit. The first time Kurt was seen playing this guitar was on May 26, […], Kurt was seen playing this guitar only on one occasion, at The Sonic Temple, Wilkinsburg, PA on July 9, 1989. I listen to some songs on Bleach and go "wow this song would be so much more complete if Kurt put more time in mastering the art of guitar solos." Not now. It originally styled a 3-tone sunburst finish, but Kurt sprayed the whole body with blue latex paint and carved out a heart and Courtney’s name on it. Apparently Cobain’s preferred amp was a 1960s Fender Twin Reverb, which he used to record In Utero, as well as MTV Unplugged. Tad had no case for his Fender Musicmaster and Kurt gave him a Fender Mustang case. Visit the post for more. Around that same time, he also acquired a 1969 Fender Competition Mustang, which he used most famously during the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video. Montage of Heck Kurt Cobain christmas ... nirvana 1967 50years 90's grunge old is cool dreams orchids flowers rip depressive crying guitar heart shaped box In Utero Nevermind Bleach Montage of Heck geffen records Sub Pop gunge is not dead peace love empathy dark darkness. At that time, it was used alongside Kurt’s 1965 Fender Jaguar (main guitar), and another black Stratocaster with a ‘Vandalism’ sticker on it. The amp was used together with a Mesa/Boogie Studio .22 Preamp – both of which were mounted on a rack shelf often seen sitting behind Kurt on stage. In Oct 1989 Nirvana was on the Bleach European tour with TAD. For the album tour, he played a 1965 Fender Jaguar – which is the guitar that most people associate Kurt with. As far as acoustic guitars, Kurt’s best-known guitar is a 1950s Martin D-18E which he played during the Unplugged on MTV concert. It also originally featured two single coils pickups – but the bridge pickup was replaced with a Seymour Duncan […], Kurt was first seen using this white Fender Stratocaster with rosewood fretboard on February 14, 1992, in Osaka, Japan. Features; Kurt Cobain was as cool as you expected him to be.