The famous ‘Stang was actually built by Scott Zimmerman of FujiGen / Fender Japan due to the fact that the Fender Custom Shop weren’t manufacturing Mustang models in the early ’90s. Decked out in a Sonic Blue finish with a red tortoiseshell pickguard, the Mustang notably featured a Seymour-Duncan JB-1 humbucker in the bridge, and went on to inspire the mass-produced Kurt Cobain Signature Mustang from 2011.
After Cobain’s passing, the guitar was supposedly given to a fan by Courtney Love with an accompanying letter, which will be included in the original case upon auction alongside FedEx receipts and other memorabilia. Auction for this one closes on Friday October 25, with the guitar expected to reach between US $300,000 – $500,000 – not bad.
Funnily enough, it’s not the only piece of Cobain memorabilia being auctioned off – his fabled cardigan from Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance is also included in the lot, and is expected to fetch $50,000 on the big day. Other items include Chris Cornell’s 1993 Gretsch Duo Jet, a Guild GF-60NT owned by Eric Clapton and even Bob Dylan’s own harmonicas.
Check out the auction in further detail over at Julien’s Auctions.