“The Grunge Grail” – 1969 Competition Mustang

Well, I have only wanted this guitar since I saw it on MTV back in 1991. The infamous “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video 1969 Fender Competition Mustang with matching headstock. The actual guitar sold for over $4.5 million at auction last year. The guitar was taken out of tour rotation¬†after being smashed into the soundboard during a brutal show at The Dallas Trees Club October 19, 1991. It has been said to have been played during the In Utero recording sessions.

But… this is my¬†April 1969 CompStang – All original (except the nut). Very clean – You can see the cool checkering and the aged paint. It also has the coveted purple burst around the edges. The neck feels a bit thicker than the 7.25″ radius re-issues. Lastly, the vintage electronics sound great through Orange and Marshall.

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