So you might have seen Kurt Cobain’s infamous “Sky-Stang” from the 1993-1994 In Utero tours. Most noticeable on the MTV “Live and Loud” performance. There were 3 of them in total. The first had a white Seymour Duncan JB humbucker, the other two were black. All three had a sonic blue finish with a red-tortoise pickguard. He also had a Fiesta Red model named “Orang-Stang”
Let’s call this the “Sky-Stang JD model” since there are some differences here. Kurt’s was an MG69 model. The back on those are contoured and the neck is smaller. But Hey, a 2007 MG65 for $600 on Marketplace seemed fair to me. I play hard rock & metal so I prefer the Dimarzo Super Distortion (DP100) humbucker (which his Jaguar signature is loaded with) over the Duncan JB. My dude Jason Racino is a wizard with guitars. He wired the Dimarzio and set up the guitar. The bridge is not fixed but it’s pretty locked down. This is set up for CGCFAD drop tuning with 52-10 gauge strings. Lastly I added Sperzel Trim-Lok 6-In-Line Tuners. The Fender stock tuners are horrible. I did this on my Jag-stang as well. My KC Jaguar came with Gotoh Tuners.
All in… This build was 1/2 the price of the 2012 Fender models. Who knows if Fender will re-issue them one day? I still have my 1996 Jag-Stang and Fender just did a cash-grab by reissuing them for $1300 (without a Duncan JB).
Hello, my name is Justin Driscoll. Originally from New Jersey, I call the wonderful state of North Carolina home. I might have taken your photo at some point or met you at a Rock N Roll show? However, I also have many other facets of my life I am passionate about. I started this site to talk about some of those things.
Whether it be guitars, guitar gear, Harley’s, Jeep stuff, photography, vinyl or travels, I’ll be on here to chat about it.
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