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Fender Jag-Stang Electric Guitar  

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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.


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

    A collision of unique sights and sounds. Call or click today.

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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 by...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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    Great guitar!

    By Borkov

    from Texas

    I love this guitar! I have a first run of the JagStang and it is a dream, it is made of alder and it is fiesta red, the paint is better on the first run of manufacturing, the tail piece is nice (It doesn't go out of tune for me) I also love the neck, I switched from a Les Paul and I can really tell the difference. All in all Fender>Gibson

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    Great guitar

    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.

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    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.

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    Best ever

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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 !

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    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!?

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    By gwk03283

    from IOWA

    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.

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