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Kurt Cobain’s Hagstrom II F-200

Kurt played this Hagstrom for a few gigs during Nirvana’s first European tour in late 1989. The guitar was most likely acquired around mid-November, while the band played around West Germany, and it was destroyed relatively quickly, on November 28, 1989, at Piper Club, Roma, Italy.

Based on photos, the guitar featured a red finish, two single-coil pickups, and a stop tail-piece (usually these guitars seem to have a tremolo bridge). Based on sources online [All the H’s I-II-III], Kurt’s guitar was likely a model made someone in the sixties, as it featured switches for the pickups, instead of the dials which were introduced in the 70s.

Kurt is seen playing the Hagstrom on the cover of the unofficial album “It’s All Going Wrong” recorded in Mezzago, Italy on November 28, 1989.

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