Fender which has made a name over the years for its classic limited edition masterpieces such as the recently introduced US-made version, now pays tribute to one of the most popular figures of Rock music, Kurt Cobain through a limited edition Jaguar guitar. September 2011 which marks the 20th anniversary of the hit number ‘Nevermind’, will see this limited edition going on sale which shall also a number of features, which the rock-star was known to have in his guitars.
Fender has been creating world class equipment like amplifiers, basses and guitars for every genre of music possible, ever since it started its operations in 1946. Since rock ‘n’ roll remains one of the prime areas of musical interest, the expertise has grown over the years, especially for guitars. This particular version shall feature some prominent re-dos like the 3 chrome knobs, triple position toggle switch, the humbucking pickups (DiMarzio DP 103 PAF & DP100 superdistortion pickup), black chrome Adjusto Magic Bridge, and Gotoh sealed tuners. Depending on preference, the users can buy either a left-handed or right-handed version, which shall cost $2,067 each. But that’s not all. The freebies with each guitar would include the black vinyl textured case and a limited edition book, which will contain details about Kurt Cobain, including pictures and commentary from some prominent names in the industry.
On the other hand, the custom division of Fender Guitars is introducing the ‘Tribute to our heroes’ edition of guitars, which has 3 Stratocaster versions of the instrument in national American colors. Since the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks just passed by, these guitars are in remembrance of those who rescued the injured in the disaster. The guitars have been marked with the number of paramedics who were involved and all who lost their lives, and the crucial role the officers on duty played during the disaster. The underlying theme was to send out a message that the nation has emerged stronger and victorious ever since.(Via: Gizmodo)