Kurt Cobain’s Fender Competition Mustang (right-handed)

Kurt Cobain was photographed sitting on stage next to this guitar backstage at the Mecca Auditorium in Milwaukee on October 26, 1993 (photos taken by Kevin Mazur – see source below).

He was just sitting there, having a moment, and I started taking pictures, He looked at me and said, ‘You know what? Not now. Sorry.’ I left him alone after this.

Kurt Cobain by Kevin Mazur

The problem with this guitar is that the guitar is right-handed, and furthermore, on the photos, it is strung for right-hand use. So obviously, Kurt wasn’t the one playing it. Given that it’s seen sitting next to Krist’s bass guitar, it could be something that Krist fooled around on.

Additionally, it seems that this could be the same exact guitar that can be seen hanging on a wall at the Hard Rock Cafe in Oslo. Allegedly, that guitar was sold to HRC by Courtney, and based on the photos, there’s Kurt’s autograph on it. However, since there doesn’t seem to be any high-res photos of that guitar, it’s hard to say anything for sure.

If you happen to have a photo of the said guitar from the Hard Rock Cafe in Oslo, please be sure to get in touch.

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7 months ago

Just to let you know the Right-Handed Fender Competition Blue Mustang Kurt was sitting next to at the 10/26/93 Mecca Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI Show that was “Steve Turner” from Mudhoney guitar (as Mudhoney was one of the opening bands on that show) the only Competition Blue Mustang Cobain ever owned was the 1969 Lake Placid Blue Competition Model Mustang With the Matching Headstock, (Used in the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video).

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