WHAT DIMARZIO PICKUPS DID KURT COBAIN USE?
Kurt Cobain’s 1965 Jaguar was purchased from the Recycler classifieds in 1991 and already had two double cream DiMarzio humbuckers installed when he bought it: a PAF® in the neck and a Super Distortion® in the bridge. This guitar can be seen in numerous concerts and in Nirvana’s famous Saturday Night Live performance of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
These classic double cream pickups are still featured in Fender's Kurt Cobain Jaguar® signature model today.
The Cobain JagStang signature guitar project began under Fender custom shop master builder Larry Brooks in 1994 and featured a custom DiMarzio model in the bridge of the guitar. To the best of our knowledge, the project was only partially completed at the time of Cobain's death. The closest sounding pickup that DiMarzio offers to the JagStang OEM bridge model is the Evolution Neck™.