Kurt Cobain purchased this 1961 Epiphone “Texan” 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.
Kurt’s guitar tech Earnest Bailey says this was one of the best-sounding acoustics he’s heard, and by far Kurt’s best. Despite this he wouldn’t use it on MTV Unplugged but it was on stage as a back-up.
He used the “Nixon Now” guitar during the “In Utero” tour on occasion as a backup to his Martin acoustic.
As for the “Nixon Now” sticker it was from Richard Nixon’s 1972 Presidential Campaign. A picture of Cobain appeared in a Nixon Library exhibition called “Rockin’ The White House.” 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.
This “Texan” guitar is still owned by the Cobain estate and has been in storage in a private secured lot in Los Angeles.