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Fender Jag-Stang Electric Guitar

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A very popular model that pays tribute to Kurt Cobain's legacy, the Jag-Stang has been reissued only 2 years after it was discontinued. It features a...Click To Read More About This Product

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As designed by Kurt Cobain.

A very popular model that pays tribute to Kurt Cobain's legacy, the Jag-Stang has been reissued only 2 years after it was discontinued. It features a 24"-scale maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 22 medium-jumbo frets, basswood body, vintage machine heads, chrome hardware, and a Fender Dynamic Vibrato floating tailpiece. Advanced electronics include a single-coil at the neck with a humbucker at the bridge. Both pickups have a 3-position switch.

FEATURES
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Single-coil neck pickup
  • Humbucker bridge pickup
  • 3-way switching for both
  • Dynamic vibrato floating tailpiece
  • Vintage tuners
  • Chrome hardware
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4.5

(based on 70 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

In my Opinion...

I own one of the original Jag-Stangs. I purchased in the used section of my local music store, about a year ago. The quirkiness of the guitar immeadiately caught my attention. Being a...Read complete review

I own one of the original Jag-Stangs. I purchased in the used section of my local music store, about a year ago. The quirkiness of the guitar immeadiately caught my attention. Being a Nirvana fan, and after realizing that it was designed by Kurt Cobain, I decided to purchase it. Overall, I like the guitar a lot, the smale scale neck is convenient and quick to play, but I will admit I was not pleased with the pick ups (I know that there is great debate over their quality, but you'll definitely hear a pleasing difference when you replace them for Seymour Duncans or what not). I don't want to say it is suited for any genre of music because that's not the way I view guitar, they're simply tools to channel the music, it's not the guitar that's versatile it's the player. The trem does get it out of tune but many of them do, I never really use it that much anyways, don't buy it for the trem (if you want a trem find one that locks). But I do think this guitar is nice, and if your are interested in it, then you should seriously consider it. It is a decent guitar in its own right besides the fact it was designed by Kurt Cobain, but don't be limited by this label branch off from the masses, that's what Kurt would want I think; not just having people using him as a brand.

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NOT a good guitar

This guitar isn't completley terrible, but it's not really very good. 1st of all it has the floating bridge which makes it fall out of tune quite often, but that can be changed...Read complete review

This guitar isn't completley terrible, but it's not really very good. 1st of all it has the floating bridge which makes it fall out of tune quite often, but that can be changed by locking down the bridge. Also the paint and the finish is very weak. It will chip off eventually, possibly in a month or two. Also theres some buzzing when its plugged in, but that can be stopped by holding down the strings or buying noiseless pickups. That brings me to one of the worst things about this guitar, the pickups. These pickups are really weak. I would change them out right when you get them, I wouldn't even give them a chance. I'm a huge Nirvana fan, and if you are to, then you might like this guitar just because the fact Kurt helped design it, but thats no reason to spend over $$$ bucks. If you dig the "Kurtness" of it and the Kurt vibe it gives off then go for it. But as far as a good guitar, this isn't one. Kurt was a genius, his guitar wasn't. Fender didn't follow all of Kurt's design and specifications, and thats what makes this a bad guitar.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Miracle guitar

By Pantera worshiper TLT

from Cumming Georgia

Oh my god so many options. If your looking for a bluesy guitar here it is, if you like rock heres your guitar. Every major fan of Nirvana should own this guitar so you can play along with Kurt.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By PODFREAKAMANIAC

from NC

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I have had this guitar for 3 months and it is great. I love it!!! it is so versitile for the price range it is in the only thing you need is a great amp to compliment it. check it out. if you have been considering getting it get it. it is awesome I love it and I think you wil to if you just try it out. The only thing is the intonation is best with 10 guage strings. it is just a great guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Replace the pickups and you have one great guitar!

By stangmon

from Fort Worth, Texas

I own a Fiesta Red Jag-stang that came out in 1996. The playability of the guitar is great, it has a narrow neck but plenty of space on the fretboard. The floating tremolo will have you retuning the guitar more than you like, but is not as bad as others will let on. The major drawback of this guitar is the pickups that come with it (by the way, not the set up that Cobain had in his stang). I have since replaced the pickups with some Seymour Duncan gear and it sounds great. The only other thing that I have done is file out the nut so I could have size 10's instead of the size 9 strings that come with the guitar, you will have to do this if you want bigger strings in there. Overall it is a great guitar and anyone who owns one and ACTUALLY PLAYS IT will tell you that it is a great value for the money.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Waste of Money !

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is the worst guitar i have ever owned, i sold it the second day after i bought it, the thing does not stay in tune for more than 5 minutes of playing and the body is tweaked too much, the only good spec is the neck, great action but other than that dont waste your time or money !

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Versatile sound, easy price.

By EclecticElectric

from Texas

The small, thin neck makes stretches easier, allowing you to make some interesting sounds especially in drop D. The single coil pick-up is the one I tend to use because of its full, round, almost bluesy tone. With some pick-up adjustments though, you can make the tone about anyway you want. Not a bad guitar, in fact, probably my favorite in its price range.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this guitar and its unique sound.

By mattswitz

from Lexington, KY

I really like this guitar because to start off, it is a Kurt Cobain signature model re-issue, and secondly, because of its unique sound. As soon as I plugged this in I could tell a distinct difference from my other guitars. I love the tone and the twangy reverb. Fender and Kurt did a great job!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

JAG-STANG

By viciouswasthepistols

from Ca

I have an original Jag-Stang and i only have one complaint and that is that it goes out of tune a little easy, but other than this it is good for a vast array of music.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i just bought this guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

i really like the guitar. Iordered it last friday and i got it on tuesday so i have been playing alot. Idont like the floating piece. then first day i got it the guitar would come out of tune really easy. Now its not as bad. In some of the reviews i read people said the humbucker is weak. I dont see that big of a problem with it. It sound pretty good in a marshell amp so i probly wont change it unless i have extra money.The neck is great.I can play every thing very easily. I like how the neck is thin. Thats what makes it easy to play. The other thing i dont like is the tuning knobs and vintage machine heads. there really weird. Yesterday one of my strings just fell off . So Im probly gonna get those change but overall its a great guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Kurts Legacy

By J Mascis

from seattle washington-really

First of whom ever said this guitar was for the "grunge minded only" is absolutely right. Grunge and alternatives are really open minded abou music-hence the term ALTERNATIVE- and don't deserve the disrespect of metal heads (80's has bens) This is a versatile axe 3 way switching per pickup. The body contours are good they follow the body's natural flow. The pick ups are great just raise the humbucker a bit for more overdrive. The quality is alright except the paint which chips alot-good for a relic looking guitar. I guarantee the value is 10 only because there are no more being made-Fender couldn't keep up.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid Guitar, Then and Now

By fender96jag-CDu98

from Crawfordsville, Indiana

I own a 96 Jag, and like most people, I thought that the guitar would go down as a Fender rarity and never see the line of re-production again. I must say im suprised that it is re-isseued do to its short American production. At any rate I think it's great that they are putting this guitar out on the market.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best ever

By Best guitar ever

from PA

This guitar is amazing, its sound is like no other. It's a custom sound that no one else has. If you're a Nirvana fan looking for the grungy sound, this is definitely the guitar for you.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Kurt Lives on Through this guitae

By SonicBluJagstang

from Central Pa

This is an extremely nice guitar. Most people say the sound sucks but, I think it's real nice. The body is nice but may feel different it used to playing something not shaped like this. If you are looking for that Nirvana sound all you have to do is replace the stock humbucker for a Seymour Duncan JB, but i would get it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is so awesome

By KurtCobain

from Stevens Point, WI

This guitar sounds great and looks great. It's a good choice for heavy rockers and heavy metal music just like Kurt Cobain Played! Rock on!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's great - buy it!

By Sheepy

from Orkney

The Fender Jag is one of the greatest guitars ever in my opinion. The sound quality is amazing it looks sleek and it was designed by Kurt Cobain! Do I need to say any more!?

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Disappointing

By gwk03283

from IOWA

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Honestly, this guitar failed to meet my expectations. The Standard Mexican made Stratocaster sounds better than this. I am a die-hard Nirvana fan, but I would not advise purchasing this product. It sounds bad. Smells Like Teen Spirit sounds horrible on it. The pickup switches are in the way when strumming. The tremelo makes all the strings go way out of tune. The wood finish is easy to scratch.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shouldn't this be a lefty?

By musiclover51

from Newark, DE

I'm an avid guitar player and I love listening to and playing all types of music. I'm also lefthanded. When I heard Fender was re-issuing this guitar I immediately wanted to get it. But wouldn't you think that a guitar meant to pay tribute to a man that was a lefty would come in lefthanded? It makes sense to me!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!

By fenderdude2007

from South Carolina

Kurt Cobain designed an awesome guitar, which he called his "dream guitar." The pickups and everything are great and it was designed by KURT COBAIN!! Rest in peace, Kurt.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I have had a Jag-Stang for 6 years

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Best neck playable with my short fingers. Small neck gives good playability. Never lets me down.

 
5.0

jag

By someone-a-Zpc

from Roanoke,VA

I have had this guitar for about a year. I must say it's kind of small, but you will get used to that. About the only thing i don't like about it is that it has no features of a jaguar. they might as well call it mustang 2 or something. But all in all it's a pretty good buy. i would recommend getting new string for it because the stock strings go out of tune fast. And i'm sad to say i'm selling it for a 1962 jaguar.

 
5.0

The Jag-Stang kicks major a**

By FenderLuver-DxeMc

from Midwest

I've been playing for little over 8 years, this is a really great guitar (the original anyway, haven't played the re-issue, heard they are built cheaper). It could use a little changing for certin genres, but is a great guitar as is. The only thing I've done is locked down the trem.

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