Kurt Cobain’s Ibanez/Greco Non-reverse Firebird

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This guitar was seen sitting on stage behind Kurt on a gig played on September 30, 1989, alongside a red Hagstrom. As opposed to the later, which was used in November/December 1989, the Firebird was never actually played live.

Based on this single photo, the guitar is either an Ibanez Firebird copy or a Greco FB 900. Both of these guitar look exactly the same, so without actually seeing the logo on the headstock, it would be impossible to know. The color seems blue, but it could be that the light is playing trick and that the guitar is actually black – which seems to be a much more common finish on these guitars.

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