Guitar News: Fender Cobain Jaguar, Les Paul Monument, Free Chickenfoot Concert

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Fender Cobain Jaguar

Just a few things going on today in the world of guitars, so I thought we’d wrap them all up in a single tasty article for you to enjoy.

First off, we’ve got the much anticipated Kurt Cobain Jaguar, from Fender.

Fender Cobain Jaguar
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The MSRP stands at $1849.00, but as we all know it will probably retail for much less at most outlets. This is a replica of the guitar the Kurt obtained in 1991, complete with dual humbuckers, and the non-standard controls – as well as treated hardware and abused finish for that road-worn look.

It’s got an alder body, and “C” shaped neck with 22 frets. The bridge pickup is a DiMarzio DP-100 Super Distortion humbucker, and the neck sports a DiMarzio PAF DP-103 36th anniversary humbucker.

Also included, chrome dome knobs, Adjust-o-Matic bridge, and Gotoh tuners.

It does seem to have the goods to justify the price, especially if you’re a Cobain fan, or even a Jaguar fan. If not, pass.

Next up: A Memorial to Les Paul is being unveiled at his hometown gravesite.

Les Paul
Les Paul

There’s a new 500 square foot granite monument at Prairie Home Cemetery, in Waukesha, Wisconsin – hometown of the legendary Les Paul. His family (estate) commissioned Rock Of Ages of Vermont to design and build the monument which will welcome visitors to walk about and learn more about Les Paul.

There are benches for visitors, and the granite walls contain a biography of Les, as well as information on his lifetime awards and achievements.

On Saturday, September 10th, you’ll be able to watch the unveiling ceremony via the Les Paul Foundation’s website, at 10:30 AM.

Les Paul lived from June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009, and was a known country and Jazz guitarist before becoming even more well known (especially to folks like us) for his beautiful namesake guitars. He also was one of the innovators of multi-track recording, and partially responsible for it’s increased popularity early on.

Rock on, Les.

Free Chickenfoot Concert

Chickenfoot LogoHere’s a chance to see the already legendary Chickenfoot perform live, for free. Even if you can’t travel to the gig, you can watch it online.

The date is September 27th at 6PM PST.

More details will be available on the Chickenfoot website.

The concert, called “Chickenfoot presents III” is intended to promote the upcoming album, “Chickenfoot III”, which is being released on the same day.

 

 

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Tim Monaghan

Tim has been playing guitar & bass since he was 12 years old and has been in Jazz, funk, rock & metal bands. Influences include Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Doug Stegmeyer, Baden Powell, Steve Vai, and pretty much anyone else who has a unique style that expresses their individuality. One of Tim’s many hobbies is building, tweaking, and repairing basses and guitars.

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