Kurt Cobain's 1965 lefthanded Jaguar

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Kurt Cobain's 1965 lefthanded Jaguar

Post by FenderBob » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:52 pm

I can't help but notice now on Kurt's jaguar, the headstock is very small compared to other vintage mid-sixties jaguars.  It has the binding but is not oversized.  The decal is very different also.  "Fender" is in the old spaghetti style font, and the word "Jaguar" is in a small stratocaster-type font.  Some people think the decal is a repro.    What do you all think?

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Re: Kurt Cobain's 1965 lefthanded Jaguar

Post by i love sharin foo » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:07 pm

I believe that Ernie Baily said he installed the repro decal. Jaguars never had a Spaghetti logo. I'm not sure about the headstock shape.

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Re: Kurt Cobain's 1965 lefthanded Jaguar

Post by Stereordinary » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:42 pm

I'd always heard it was a Japanese Jag.  Were there ever Japanese Jags with spaghetti logos?
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Re: Kurt Cobain's 1965 lefthanded Jaguar

Post by i love sharin foo » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:47 pm

I remember hearing that  it was a '65. It was sold to I believe Ailine Vintage at some point for like $500 or something and they said it was a '65. The finish wear looks more consistent with a normal lacqer finish versus a poly finish.

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Re: Kurt Cobain's 1965 lefthanded Jaguar

Post by FenderBob » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:55 pm

i love sharin foo wrote: I remember hearing that  it was a '65. It was sold to I believe Ailine Vintage at some point for like $500 or something and they said it was a '65. The finish wear looks more consistent with a normal lacqer finish versus a poly finish.

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There seems to be some confusion here.  There were 2 jaguars.  The first was his Vintage 1965 lefty that he played his whole career (1991 to 1994).  After that, it went to Hole's guitarist, Eric Erlandson.

The second was a early 60's vintage (also lefty) which he must have not cared for that much because I don't think there are ANY pictures out there of him playing it live in concert.

He did not play any japanese made jaguars.

According to http://www.kurtsequipment.com/ 

"The Jag had an incorrect decal under the lacquer."  it doesn't say anything about Earnie installing it or it being a repro.

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Re: Kurt Cobain's 1965 lefthanded Jaguar

Post by rabidhamster » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:23 pm

except for all the MIJ strats...

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Re: Kurt Cobain's 1965 lefthanded Jaguar

Post by FenderBob » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:58 pm

rabidhamster wrote: except for all the MIJ strats...

Note:  I stated he didn't play Japanese Jaguars....YES he played Japanese Strats, Univox's, Mustangs, etc.  ;)

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Re: Kurt Cobain's 1965 lefthanded Jaguar

Post by rabidhamster » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:12 pm

oh, crap, sorry man.  I havent been sleeping lately, I read that as "guitars" ;D :-[, and figured you didnt mean the univoxs;)  I also probably need glasses.  I feel foolish, hahaha.

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Re: Kurt Cobain's 1965 lefthanded Jaguar

Post by fenderjapan » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:03 am

And when we talk about kurt's jag, here's a closeup without the tape :
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Re: Kurt Cobain's 1965 lefthanded Jaguar

Post by fenderjapan » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:39 pm

This is wierd, i found a logo that looks exactly like the logo kurt had on his jaguar  :)
And the seller claimes that it's about 30 years old ???, but he dont know if it's genuine fender 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fender-Jaguar-log ... dZViewItem
maybe it's just something fender did for lefty  jags?
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