Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby Mobius1 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:55 pm

mjet wrote:
Mobius1 wrote:I just realized, that this is Fender's 3rd KC model. I don't think anyone else has 3 different models with their name on it.


Which reinforces the logic behind selling signature models - generation-targeted marketing.


Yeah, all the kids from my generation are grown up and making money to burn now, so why not sell them a guitar or 2 or 3 with the name of their teenage hero on it and let them rock out like they couldn't afford to at 14.

Next on the list: a Fender Select series Jagstang with 14kt solid gold hardware and a real pearl pickguard. This particular model will come with a one-size-fits-all plaid shirt, a "home-made" Flipper t-shirt, pre-ripped jeans, Converse One Stars, and an optional red and purple streaked shaggy wig for the stress-induced balding a high calibre job is bound to induce.
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby egosheep » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:29 pm

inkeye wrote:
egosheep wrote:
empyrean wrote:You'd think they would at least do one of the greener ones with the matching headstock SLTS style...

How about putting that huge humbucker in it? So much for accuracy...


This style Mustang is accurate from the "In Utero" era. He toured mostly with the Fiesta Red and the Sonic Blue that they nicknamed "Sky Stang." I think there were three of them. The Competition Stang is, however, inaccurate as we see from the photos above.

I'm still impressed that Kurt Cobain gets three Fender guitars to his name. I guess the Jag and the Mustang make up for the hideous Jag-stang. I prefer the OSG members rework of the idea.

I know the regular Mustangs are accurate, I was replying to a post about the inaccuracy of the Compstang not having a matching headstock.
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby texican » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:40 am

Wasnt the Orange comp stang the one that sometimes didnt have the matching headstock? even back in the day?
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby exhausted » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:24 am

I just ordered a compstang lefty. Not because it's an inaccurate Cobain mustang but because it's a lefty compstang!!!
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby destropiate » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:48 am

Honestly I don't like signature guitars. I would much rather install a humbucker on a mustang than have someones name all over my guitar. To each his own though, I always wondered why they never released a humbucker mustang.
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby FPicker » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:30 am

destropiate wrote: ... I always wondered why they never released a humbucker mustang.

http://www.fender.com/products/pawnshop ... No=0266400
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby valley_parade » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:42 am

I'm not a KC fan, but if I ever stumble into a spare $940, this seems like something I'd be all over. I really need some Mustang in my life.
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby andy_tchp » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:02 pm

Looks a bit like the guitar Homer Simpson played in SadGasm:

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(Apologies, couldn't resist - I only saw this episode for the first time yesterday after not having seen a full ep of the Simpsons for ages)
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby dkoor » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:07 pm

Funny thing how this artist or sig thing doesn't really bother me. At all.
So far of few guitars I had in my life none were sig model, but in all honesty I wouldn't mind one. Same as any other guitar to me.
About this particular model, I like that humbucker as I feel it gives you options.
I dislike Pawn Shop model although I thought I wouldn't but I don't dig different body and logo on headstock.
This is ideal Fender Mustang for me, so if I ever go for one this probably would be it.
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby s_mcsleazy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:12 pm

andy_tchp wrote:Looks a bit like the guitar Homer Simpson played in SadGasm:

Image

(Apologies, couldn't resist - I only saw this episode for the first time yesterday after not having seen a full ep of the Simpsons for ages)

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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby Libtoem » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:42 pm

Here's a short demo of the KC Mustang.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wClkshKQ4I
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby s_mcsleazy » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:50 pm

neat sounding.
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby BlixaFan » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:02 pm

i got my buddy at the music store to bring one in for me, in LPB. if i like it i think i'll be buying it. time to get rid of that Firebird copy anyway...
it's too bad it doesn't have a matching headstock but that's ok. i can live with it. or i can always get the sonic blue one, get a pearloid pickguard and go for that daphne blue combo.

that said, i was wondering, the bridges that they have on these... is it possible to drop in a mustang bridge? the radius is 7.25 so we should be ok there. i'm just wondering if the thimbles line up and such. anyone know? or will we just have to wait and see? :)
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby exhausted » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:25 pm

BlixaFan wrote:i got my buddy at the music store to bring one in for me, in LPB. if i like it i think i'll be buying it. time to get rid of that Firebird copy anyway...
it's too bad it doesn't have a matching headstock but that's ok. i can live with it. or i can always get the sonic blue one, get a pearloid pickguard and go for that daphne blue combo.

that said, i was wondering, the bridges that they have on these... is it possible to drop in a mustang bridge? the radius is 7.25 so we should be ok there. i'm just wondering if the thimbles line up and such. anyone know? or will we just have to wait and see?


I keep looking at that Firebird on Kijiji. :D

The bridge on the KC Mustang is slanted. I don't think it has the normal thimbles so a bridge swap isn't straightforward.

Did the store have a timeline on these? I have one on order online but no timeframe.
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Re: Fender To release Kurt Cobain Mustang!!!

Postby BlixaFan » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:25 pm

exhausted wrote:I keep looking at that Firebird on Kijiji.

The bridge on the KC Mustang is slanted. I don't think it has the normal thimbles so a bridge swap isn't straightforward.

Did the store have a timeline on these? I have one on order online but no timeframe.


hahaha no way. that's funny :D well, it's still up for sale. so you know where to find me if you want it. it's a cool guitar, i just never bonded with it.

i guess we'll see when the KC Mustang comes in. perhaps the TOM bridge will be less finnicky and i won't care if i like the guitar enough :)

ahh i did not get a timeline. but i'm not really waiting around for it.
that said, when it comes in and i give it a go, i'll make sure to say something about it here.
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