Kurt Cobain used this left-handed 1965 Fender Jaguar in the Nirvana’s video for “Lithium” and live on many occasision.
He even used this guitar for the infamous 1992 Reading Festival.
The guitar ended up in Hole’s “Doll Parts” video a few months after Kurt’s death in 1994. Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson is seen playing Kurt’s left-handed Jaguar guitar strung so a right-handed guitarist can play it. Check it out…
After Kurt’s death, Courtney Love gave away some of Kurt’s clothing, personal items and guitars to friends. Love gave Kurt’s Tom Peterson watch to Kat Bjelland of Babes In Toyland. Peter Buck from R.E.M. was given Kurt’s Fender Jag-Stang guitar and Love’s friend Dave Navarro was given Kurt’s Musicmaster guitar.
Here’s a close-up of Kurt’s Jaguar from the “Doll Parts” video…
According to Kurt’s guitar tech Earnie Bailey, Kurt never polished it,
He never polished the thing! It was disgusting. [In the] “Lithium” video it hits the stage hard. In Rio it gets soaked in cantaloupe juice and seeds, then dropped onto the camera rails when Kurt is spitting on the camera”.
The whereabouts of the guitar now is unknown but it is assumed that Erlandson still has it.