Kurt Cobain “Nixon Now” Sticker On His 1961 Epiphone Texan Guitar

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Kurt Cobain purchased this 1961 EpiphoneTexan” acoustic guitar with the “Nixon Now” sticker as a replacement for his Stella acoustic from a Los Angeles guitar shop after completing the “In Utero” album.  I’m not sure if the sticker was already in place when Cobain purchased it.

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Kurt’s guitar tech Earnest Bailey claims this guitar was one of the best-sounding acoustics he’s heard, and by far Kurt’s best. Despite this Cobain did not use it for “Nirvana MTV Unplugged: In New York” but kept the guitar on stage as his back-up.

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On occasion Cobain used the “Nixon Now” guitar during the “In Utero” tour but it only served as a backup to his Martin acoustic.

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As for the “Nixon Now” sticker it was from Richard Nixon’s 1972 Presidential Campaign.  A picture appeared in a Nixon Library exhibition called “Rockin’ The White House” where Cobain is seen holding the “Nixon Now” acoustic guitar.  A Nixon Library curator says Cobain admired Nixon — or at least certain aspects of him. I doubt that.

Kurt Cobain Nixon Now Sticker 1972 Epiphone Texan

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The Epiphone Texan guitar is still owned by the Cobain estate and has been kept in storage at a private secured lot in Los Angeles.

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