Fan discovers that Kurt Cobain's guitar was 'owned by Cliff Richard's bandmate'

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic has commented on the Fender Jaguar discovery

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Nirvana

A music fan has apparently discovered that Kurt Cobain's 1965 Fender Jaguar guitar used to be owned by session musician Martin Jenner, who performed with Cliff Richard and the Everly Brothers.

Posting on Telecaster Dicussion Page Reissue, the fan claims he spotted the iconic modified left-handed guitar in footage of Cliff Richard playing live in 1981 in Chichester. Jenner appears to be playing the same guitar, later made famous by Cobain in Nirvana, as a member of The Cliff Richard Band.

Krist Novoselic, former Nirvana bassplayer, has commented on the alleged discovery on Twitter, suggesting that it could be true.



Fender writes that Cobain's primary guitar used in Nirvana was bought by the frontman in Los Angeles in the summer of 1991. His guitar tech, Earnie Bailey, said he bought the instrument because: "I think he just liked the lines of the Jaguar, and I think he just liked the whole California surf thing and the history that went along with Fender guitars."

Bailey adds that it was not know who had owned the guitar previously. "To me that’s the greatest mystery. It had a flight case. And you're talking about a guitar that at the time was probably worth maybe $300. So someone had commissioned really extensive modifications on it and then paid for a flight case for it," he said.

Read More On This Artist

Vaccines, Fall Out Boy & More Pay Tribute To Nirvana's 'Best' Album Vaccines, Fall Out Boy & More Pay Tribute To Nirvana's 'Best' Album

Video: Vaccines, Fall Out Boy & More Pay Tribute To Nirvana's 'Best' Album

Nirvana Merchandise
More News
Arca says working with Bjork on 'Vulnicura' was 'everything an artistic...
Aphex Twin streams 'Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments PT2' EP - listen
Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore separate after five years of marriage
Fall Out Boy team up with Wiz Khalifa on 'Uma Thurman' remix - listen
Danny Brown, Big Sean feature in Eminem's 'Detroit Vs Everybody' video - watch
Bob Dylan to gift new album to 50,000 senior citizens
Catfish And The Bottlemen add second London O2 Academy Brixton show
Run The Jewels campaign for NME Awards votes - watch
Alt-J, The Chemical Brothers, Hozier to headline Longitude Festival
First official image released from Kurt Cobain film 'Cobain: Montage of Heck'
PJ Harvey completes first week of recording new album at Somerset House
Mike Tyson reveals his rap on new Madonna album was inspired by Italian dictator Mussolini
The Maccabees to play 'warm-up' show in Sheffield in February
Photo showing Pete Doherty and Carl Barât writing new Libertines material posted online
The Vaccines: 'New album 'English Graffiti' includes biggest song we've ever...
George Ezra to play intimate gig in London ahead of Brit Awards
The Black Keys cancel UK tour following Patrick Carney injury
David Cameron says he'd rather listen to Bryan Ferry than Jay Z in radio interview
Joan Jett and fellow musicians pay tribute at Kim Fowley's funeral
Chvrches: 'We want to channel Prince and Michael Jackson on our new album'
Rapper Joey Bada$$ says the FBI tapped his phone after Malia Obama wore one of his T-shirts
Kid Rock says he hopes Seth Rogen 'catches a fist to the face' following 'American...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM