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LiveNIRVANA EQUIPMENT GUIDE:
Kurt Cobain's Guitars, Show-By-Show

A list of the guitars that Kurt Cobain used on tour, compiled using available photos & videos and with the help of NIRVANA guitar technician, Earnie Bailey.

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CHRONOLOGY

1987-03-xx @ 17 Nussbaum Road

1987-xx-xx @ TBC

1987-04-18 @ Community World Theater

1987-05-01 @ GESCCO

1987-05-06 @ KAOS Radio, The Evergreen State College (Out Of Order)

1987-06-12 @ @ Community World Theater

1987-06-27 @ Community World Theater

1987-08-09 @ Community World Theater

1988-01-23 @ Community World Theater

1988-03-xx @ The Caddyshack

1988-03-19 @ Community World Theater

1988-xx-xx @ The Witch House

1988-04-10 @ The Central Tavern

1988-04-24 @ The Vogue (Sub Pop Sunday)

1988-05-14 @ The Glass House

1988-05-21 @ The Evergreen State College

1988-05-27 @ The Glass House

1988-05-xx @ The Vogue

1988-06-02 @ The Central Tavern (Toe Jam '88)

1988-06-17 @ Hal Holmes Community Center

1988-07-03 @ The Vogue (Sub Pop Sunday)

1988-07-23 @ The Central Tavern

1988-07-30 @ Squid Row Tavern

1988-08-20 @ Capitol Lake Park (Capitol Lake Jam)

1988-08-29 @ The Vogue

1988-10-xx @ TBC

1988-10-28 @ Union Station

1988-10-30 @ Dorm K208, The Evergreen State College

1988-11-23 @ Speedy O'Tubbs Rhythmic Underground

1988-12-01 @ The Underground

1988-12-21 @ Eagles Hall/FoE Aerie 252

1988-12-21 @ The Pourhouse

1988-12-28 @ The Underground (Sub Pop 200 Record Release Party)

1989-01-06 @ Satyricon

1989-01-21 @ Satyricon

1989-02-xx @ Dorm K208, The Evergreen State College

1989-02-10 @ Covered Wagon Saloon

1989-02-11 @ Marsugi's

1989-02-25 @ East Ballroom, Husky Union Building, University of Washington

1989-04-01 @ Reko Muse

1989-04-07 @ Annex Theater

1989-04-14 @ Hal Holmes Community Center

1989-04-26 @ The Vogue

1989-05-26 @ Lindbloom Student Center, Green River Community College

1989-06-09 @ Moore Theater (Lame Fest)

1989-06-10 @ The Blue Gallery

1989-06-16 @ Reko Muse

1989-06-21 @ The Vogue

1989-06-22 @ Covered Wagon Saloon

1989-06-23 @ Rhino Records

1989-06-24 @ Al's Bar

1989-06-25 @ Sun Club

1989-06-27 @ Rockin' T.P.

1989-06-30 @ Alfred's

1989-07-01 @ The Axiom

1989-07-02 @ Axis Club

1989-07-03 @ The Electric Jungle

1989-07-04 @ 611 Pizza

1989-07-05 @ Gabe's Oasis

1989-07-06 @ Uptown Bar

1989-07-07 @ O'Cayz Corral

1989-07-08 @ Club Dreamerz

1989-07-09 @ The Sonic Temple

1989-07-12 @ J.C. Dobbs

1989-07-13 @ Maxwell's

1989-07-15 @ Green Street Station

N/A

1989-07-18 @ Pyramid Club (New Music Seminar)

1989-08-26 @ Center on Contemporary Art

1989-09-26 @ The Vogue

1989-09-28 @ Uptown Bar

1989-09-30 @ Cabaret Metro

1989-10-01 @ Trito's Uptown

1989-10-02 @ The Club Soda

1989-10-03 @ Blind Pig

1989-10-06 @ Murphy's Pub

1989-10-07 @ The Outhouse

1989-10-08 @ Lifticket Lounge

1989-10-11 @ Garage

1989-10-13 @ Penny Lane Coffeehouse

1989-10-23 @ Riverside

1989-10-24 @ Students' Union, Manchester Polytechnic

1989-10-25 @ Duchess Of York

1989-10-27 @ Students' Union, School of Oriental and African Studies

1989-10-28 @ Ents Hall, Portsmouth Polytechnic

1989-10-29 @ Edwards No. 8

1989-10-30 @ The Wilde Club, Norwich Arts Centre

1989-11-01 @ Villa 65 (Nozems-a-Gogo)

1989-11-01 @ Nighttown

1989-11-02 @ Vera

1989-11-03 @ Tivoli

1989-11-04 @ Gigant

1989-11-05 @ Melkweg

1989-11-07 @ B-52

1989-11-08 @ Rose Club

1989-11-09 @ Bad

1989-11-10 @ Forum Enger

1989-11-11 @ Ecstasy

1989-11-12 @ Kulturzentrum

1989-11-13 @ Fabrik

1989-11-15 @ Schwimmbad Musik-Club

1989-11-16 @ Trust

1989-11-17 @ Circus

1989-11-18 @ Kultur-Basar

1989-11-20 @ Kapu

1989-11-21 @ Petõfi Csarnok

1989-11-22 @ U4

1989-11-23 @ Cafe Pi

1989-11-24 @ Konkret

1989-11-25 @ Fri-Son

1989-11-26 @ Bloom

1989-11-27 @ Piper Club

1989-11-29 @ l'Usine

1989-11-30 @ Rote Fabrik

1989-12-01 @ Fahrenheit, MJC Espace Icare

1989-12-02 @ Democrazy

1989-12-03 @ Astoria Theatre (Lame Fest)

1990-01-06 @ East Ballroom, Husky Union Building, University of Washington

1990-01-12 @ Satyricon

1990-01-19 @ Rignall Hall

1990-01-20 @ Legends

1990-02-09 @ Pine Street Theater

1990-02-11 @ Cactus Club

1990-02-12 @ Cattle Club

1990-02-14 @ Rough Trade Records

1990-02-14 @ Kennel Club

1990-02-15 @ Raji's

1990-02-16 @ Bogart's

1990-02-17 @ Iguana's

1990-02-19 @ The Mason Jar

1990-02-21 @ Blue Max

1990-03-12 @ The Town Pump

1990-03-20 @ Television Studio, The Evergreen State College

1990-04-01 @ Cabaret Metro

1990-04-06 @ Club Underground

1990-04-08 @ The Unicorn

1990-04-09 @ 7th Street Entry

1990-04-10 @ Blind Pig

1990-04-16 @ Lee's Palace

1990-04-17 @ Foufounes Électriques

1990-04-18 @ ManRay Nightclub

1990-04-20 @ Olde Club, Swarthmore College

1990-04-21 @ Senior House, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1990-04-26 @ Pyramid Club

1990-04-27 @ Saga Dining Rooms, Hampshire College (Amnesty International Benefit)

1990-04-28 @ Maxwell's

1990-04-29 @ 9:30 Club

1990-04-30 @ J.C. Dobbs

1990-05-01 @ Cat's Cradle

1990-05-02 @ Milestone

1990-05-04 @ The Masquerade

1990-05-05 @ Einstein a Go-Go

1990-05-06 @ The Masquerade

1990-05-09 @ Stache's

1990-05-10 @ Shorty's Underground

1990-05-11 @ Tulsa Theater

1990-05-13 @ Duffy's Tavern

1990-05-14 @ Garage

1990-05-17 @ The Zoo

1990-08-16 @ Calamity Jayne's Nashville Nevada

1990-08-17 @ Hollywood Palladium

1990-08-19 @ The Casbah

1990-08-20 @ Crest Theater

1990-08-21 @ Warfield Theater

1990-08-23 @ Melody Ballroom

1990-08-24 @ Moore Theater

1990-08-25 @ New York Theatre

1990-09-22 @ Motor Sports International Garage

1990-09-25 @ KAOS Radio, The Evergreen State College (Boy Meets Girl)

1990-10-11 @ North Shore Surf Club

1990-10-17 @ The Mods, The Evergreen State College

1990-10-23 @ Goldwyn's Suite

1990-10-24 @ Astoria Theatre

1990-10-25 @ Students' Union, Leeds Polytechnic

1990-10-26 @ Calton Studios

1990-10-27 @ Byron Building, Trent Polytechnic

1990-10-29 @ The Waterfront

1990-11-25 @ The Off Ramp

1990-12-31 @ Satyricon

1991-01-18 @ LIB 4300, The Evergreen State College (No More Wars Benefit)

1991-02-09 @ The Mushroom

1991-03-02 @ The Zoo

1991-03-04 @ Westward Club

1991-03-05 @ The Bronx

1991-03-08 @ Commodore Ballroom

1991-03-09 @ The Forge, Victoria

1991-04-13 @ The Phoenix House

1991-04-17 @ O.K. Hotel, Seattle

1991-05-29 @ Jabberjaw

1991-06-08 @ The Mods, The Evergreen State College

1991-06-10 @ Gothic Theater

1991-06-11 @ The Pompadour Rock & Roll Club

1991-06-13 @ Warfield Theater

1991-06-14 @ Hollywood Palladium

1991-06-15 @ Iguana's

1991-06-17 @ Crest Theater

1991-06-18 @ Catalyst

1991-06-20 @ Melody Ballroom

1991-08-15 @ The Roxy Theater

1991-08-20 @ Sir Henry's Pub

1991-08-21 @ Top Hat

1991-08-23 @ Richfield Avenue (Reading Festival)

1991-08-24 @ Tanzbrunnen (Monsters Of Spex)

1991-08-25 @ Domein Kiewit (Pukkelpop)

1991-08-27 @ Aladin Music Hall (Überschall 91)

1991-08-28 @ Easy Schorre

1991-08-29 @ Longhorn Country & Western Saloon

1991-08-30 @ Serenadenhof

1991-09-01 @ De Doelen (Ein Abend in Wien)

1991-09-16 @ Beehive Music & Video

1991-09-20 @ Opera House

1991-09-21 @ Foufounes Électriques

1991-09-23 @ Axis Nightclub (WFNX Birthday Bash)

1991-09-24 @ Axis Nightclub

1991-09-25 @ Club Babyhead

1991-09-26 @ The Moon

1991-09-27 @ Tower Records

1991-09-27 @ City Gardens

1991-09-28 @ Marquee

1991-09-30 @ Graffiti

1991-10-01 @ J.C. Dobbs

1991-10-02 @ 9:30 Club

1991-10-04 @ Cat's Cradle

1991-10-05 @ 40 Watt Club

1991-10-06 @ The Masquerade

1991-10-07 @ Omni-New Daisy Theater

1991-10-09 @ Stache's

1991-10-10 @ Empire

1991-10-11 @ Saint Andrew's Hall

1991-10-12 @ Cabaret Metro

1991-10-14 @ Northern Lights

1991-10-14 @ First Avenue

1991-10-16 @ Mississippi Nights

1991-10-17 @ Kansas Union Ballroom, University of Kansas

1991-10-19 @ Trees Club

1991-10-20 @ The Vatican

1991-10-21 @ Waterloo Records

1991-10-21 @ Liberty Lunch

1991-10-23 @ After The Gold Rush

1991-10-24 @ Off The Record

1991-10-24 @ Iguana's

1991-10-25 @ The Palace (Rock For Choice Benefit)

1991-10-26 @ Warfield Theater

1991-10-27 @ The Palace

1991-10-29 @ Fox Theater, Portland

1991-10-30 @ Commodore Ballroom

1991-10-31 @ Paramount Theater

1991-11-04 @ Bierkeller

1991-11-05 @ Astoria Theatre

1991-11-06 @ Wulfrun Hall

1991-11-08 @ Limehouse Studios (The Word)

1991-11-10 @ Loft

1991-11-11 @ Markthalle

1991-11-12 @ Batschkapp

1991-11-13 @ Nachtwerk

1991-11-14 @ Arena

1991-11-16 @ Teatro Verdi

1991-11-17 @ Bloom

1991-11-19 @ Teatro Castello

1991-11-20 @ Kryptonight

1991-11-23 @ Vooruit

1991-11-25 @ JPR 2, NOB Audio (2 Meter Sessie)

1991-11-25 @ Paradiso

1991-11-26 @ Communal Building, University of Bradford

1991-11-27 @ BBC Elstree Centre (Top Of The Pops)

1991-11-27 @ The Hummingbird

1991-11-28 @ Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield

1991-11-29 @ Calton Studios

1991-11-30 @ Queen Margaret Union, University of Glasgow

1991-12-01 @ The Southern Bar

1991-12-02 @ The Mayfair

1991-12-03 @ Rock City

1991-12-04 @ The Academy

1991-12-05 @ Kilburn National Ballroom

1991-12-06 @ The Greenwood (Tonight With Jonathan Ross)

1991-12-07 @ Salle Omnisports (Trans Musicales)

1991-12-27 @ Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

1991-12-28 @ Pat O'Brien Pavilion, Del Mar Fairgrounds

1991-12-29 @ University Activity Center, Arizona State University

1991-12-31 @ Cow Palace

1992-01-02 @ Salem Armory Auditorium

1992-01-09 @ Studio 8H, NBC Studios (Saturday Night Live rehearsals)

1992-01-10 @ MTV Studios

1992-01-11 @ Studio 8H, NBC Studios (Saturday Night Live)

1992-01-24 @ Phoenician Club

1992-01-25 @ Hordern Pavilion (Big Day Out)

1992-01-26 @ Fishy's Carpark, Fisherman's Wharf

1992-01-27 @ Brisbane Festival Hall

1992-01-30 @ Thebarton Theatre

1992-01-31 @ The Palace

1992-02-01 @ The Palace

1992-02-02 @ The Palace

1992-02-05 @ ANU Union Bar, Australian National University

1992-02-06 @ Selina's, The Coogee Bay Hotel

1992-02-07 @ Selina's, The Coogee Bay Hotel

1992-02-09 @ Logan Campbell Centre

1992-02-14 @ Kokusai Koryu Center

1992-02-16 @ Club Quattro

1992-02-17 @ Club Citta

1992-02-19 @ Nakano Sunplaza

1992-02-21 @ Pink's Garage

1992-02-22 @ Pink's Garage

1992-06-21 @ The Point Theatre

1992-06-22 @ King's Hall

1992-06-24 @ Le Zénith

1992-06-26 @ Dyrskuepladsen (Roskilde Festival)

1992-06-27 @ Kansanpuisto (Ruisrock)

1992-06-28 @ Kalvøya (Kalvøyafestivalen)

1992-06-30 @ Sjöhistoriska Museet

1992-07-02 @ Plaza de Toros de Valencia

1992-07-03 @ Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid

1992-07-04 @ Pabellón de la Casilla de Bilbao

1992-08-30 @ Richfield Avenue (Reading Festival)

1992-09-08 @ Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA (MTV Video Music Awards rehearsals)

1992-09-09 @ Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA (MTV Video Music Awards)

1992-09-10 @ Portland Meadows (No On 9 Benefit)

1992-09-11 @ Seattle Center Coliseum (Washington Music Industry Coalition Benefit)

1992-09-26 @ Castaic Lake Amphitheatre

1992-10-03 @ Sam Carver Gymnasium, Western Washington University

1992-10-04 @ Crocodile Cafe

1992-10-30 @ Estadio José Amalfitani

1993-01-16 @ Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (Hollywood Rock Festival)

1993-01-23 @ Praça da Apoteose (Hollywood Rock Festival)

1993-04-09 @ Cow Palace (Tresnjevka Women's Group Benefit)

1993-07-22 @ Roseland Ballroom (New Music Seminar rehearsals)

1993-07-23 @ Roseland Ballroom (New Music Seminar)

1993-08-06 @ King Performance Center (Mia Zapata Fund Benefit)

1993-09-08 @ Club Lingerie (Rock Against Rape Benefit)

1993-09-23 @ Studio 8H, NBC Studios (Saturday Night Live rehearsals)

1993-09-25 @ Studio 8H, NBC Studios (Saturday Night Live)

1993-10-18 @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Arizona State Fair)

1993-10-19 @ SE Exhibit Hall, Albuquerque Convention Center

1993-10-21 @ Memorial Hall

1993-10-22 @ Palmer Alumni Auditorium, Palmer College of Chiropractic

1993-10-23 @ Aragon Ballroom

1993-10-25 @ Aragon Ballroom

1993-10-26 @ Mecca Auditorium

1993-10-27 @ Wings Stadium

1993-10-29 @ Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum

1993-10-30 @ Hara Arena

1993-10-31 @ James A. Rhodes Arena, University of Akron

1993-11-02 @ Auditorium de Verdun

1993-11-04 @ Maple Leaf Gardens

1993-11-05 @ Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo

1993-11-07 @ William and Mary Hall, The College of William & Mary

1993-11-08 @ The Armory, Drexel University

1993-11-09 @ Stabler Arena, Lehigh University

1993-11-10 @ Springfield Civic Center

1993-11-12 @ George Wallace Civic Center

1993-11-13 @ Bender Arena, American University

1993-11-14 @ New York Coliseum

1993-11-15 @ Roseland Ballroom

1993-11-18 @ Sony Music Studios (MTV Unplugged rehearsals)

1993-11-18 @ Sony Music Studios (MTV Unplugged)

1993-11-26 @ Morocco Shrine Auditorium, Jacksonville

1993-11-27 @ AT&T Bayfront Park Amphitheater

1993-11-28 @ Jenkins Arena, Lakeland Civic Center

1993-11-29 @ The Omni Coliseum

1993-12-01 @ Boutwell Municipal Auditorium

1993-12-02 @ Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center

1993-12-03 @ Senator Nat G. Kiefer U.N.O. Lakefront Arena, University of New Orleans

1993-12-05 @ Fair Park Coliseum

1993-12-06 @ Astroarena

1993-12-08 @ Travel and Transportation Building, State Fair Park

1993-12-09 @ Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum

1993-12-10 @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium

1993-12-13 @ Pier 48 (MTV Live And Loud rehearsals)

1993-12-13 @ Pier 48 (MTV Live and Loud)

1993-12-14 @ Salem Armory Auditorium

1993-12-15 @ The Pavilion, Boise State University

1993-12-16 @ Golden Spike Arena

1993-12-18 @ Denver Coliseum

1993-12-29 @ San Diego Sports Arena

1993-12-30 @ Great Western Forum

1993-12-31 @ Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

1994-01-01 @ Compton Arena, Jackson County Fairgrounds/Expo Park

1994-01-03 @ Pacific National Exhibition Forum

1994-01-04 @ Pacific National Exhibition Forum

1994-01-06 @ Spokane Coliseum

1994-01-07 @ Seattle Center Arena

1994-01-08 @ Seattle Center Arena

1994-02-04 @ Studio 3, Canal+ (Nulle Part Ailleurs)

1994-02-06 @ Pavilhão do Grupo Dramático e Sportivo de Cascais

1994-02-08 @ Pabellón de Deportes del Real Madrid

1994-02-09 @ Palau Municipal dels Esports de Barcelona

1994-02-10 @ Palais des Sports

1994-02-12 @ Zénith Oméga

1994-02-14 @ Le Zénith

1994-02-16 @ Salle Omnisports

1994-02-18 @ Le Summum

1994-02-19 @ Patinoires du Littoral

1994-02-21 @ Palasport

1994-02-22 @ Palaghiaccio

1994-02-23 @ Studio 2, RAI Centro di Produzione TV Studi Nomentano (Tunnel)

1994-02-24 @ Palatrussardi

1994-02-25 @ Palatrussardi

1994-02-27 @ Hala Tivoli

1994-03-01 @ Terminal 1, Flughafen München-Riem

GUITAR SPECS

Make/model:
Univox Hi-Flier, phase 3
Finish:
Sunburst
Pickguard:
White, painted over in red
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
H-H
Other distinguishing features:
Various stickers applied to front
First recorded use:
1987-03-xx @ 17 Nussbaum Road
Last recorded use:
1987-08-09 @ Community World Theater

Back

Make/model:
Univox Hi-Flier, phase 3
Finish:
Sunburst
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
H-H, Jan '88
H-X, Oct '88
Other distinguishing features:
Chim Chim/Vagina collage applied to front, Oct '88
Monkees guitar logo illustration and "WASP: We Are Scary Posers" graffiti on reverse
First recorded use:
1988-01-23 @ Community World Theater
Last recorded use:
1988-10-30 @ Dorm K208, The Evergreen State College

Back

Fender Mustang Painted Light Green
Photo courtesy of Earnie Bailey
Make/model:
Fender Mustang, left-handed
Finish:
Red, sanded down, Nov '88
Painted light green, April '89
Pickguard:
None, Nov '88
Fashioned from a Jerry Falwell LP, Jan '89
White, April '89
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets, Nov '88
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets, Feb '90
Pickups:
H-X (Univox humbucker installed in the bridge position, neck pickup cavity left empty)
Other distinguishing features:
Control plate fashioned from a broken Univox pickguard
Soundgarden sticker applied to front, Nov '88
First recorded use:
1988-11-23 @ Speedy O'Tubbs Rhythmic Underground
Last recorded use:
1990-02-09 @ Pine Street Theater

Back

Make/model:
Univox Hi-Flier, phase 3
Finish:
Natural, May '89
Painted sunburst-effect, June '89
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Maple w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
H-H
First recorded use:
1989-05-26 @ Lindbloom Student Center, Green River Community College
Last recorded use:
1989-07-13 @ Maxwell's

Back

Make/model:
Fender Mustang
Finish:
Sunburst
Pickguard:
White Pearl
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-X (Univox humbucker installed in the bridge position, neck pickup cavity left empty)
First recorded use:
1989-07-08 @ Club Dreamerz
Last recorded use:
1989-07-09 @ The Sonic Temple

Back

Make/model:
Univox Hi-Flier, phase 3
Finish:
White
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
H-H
First recorded use:
1989-07-18 @ Pyramid Club (New Music Seminar)
Last recorded use:
1989-11-10 @ Forum Enger

Back

Make/model:
Hagström II
Finish:
Red
Pickguard:
Black
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
S-S
Other distinguishing features:
TAD sticker on reverse
First recorded use:
1989-11-05 @ Melkweg
Last recorded use:
1989-11-27 @ Piper Club

Back

Make/model:
Washburn Force 31
Finish:
Black w/ matching headstock
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
H
First recorded use:
1989-12-01 @ Fahrenheit, MJC Espace Icare
Last recorded use:
1989-12-03 @ Astoria Theatre

Back

Make/model:
Gibson SG Standard
Finish:
Painted light blue
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ block inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-X (Univox humbucker installed in the bridge position, neck pickup cavity left empty)
Other distinguishing features:
Lower bout bound up with duct tape
First recorded use:
1990-01-06 @ East Ballroom, Husky Union Building, University of Washington
Last recorded use:
1990-02-17 @ Iguana's

Back

Make/model:
Unknown Les Paul copy
Finish:
Black
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-H
First recorded use:
1990-01-06 @ East Ballroom, Husky Union Building, University of Washington
Last recorded use:
1990-01-06 @ East Ballroom, Husky Union Building, University of Washington

Back

Make/model:
Epiphone ET-270
Finish:
Cherry Red
Pickguard:
Black
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
S-S
First recorded use:
1990-01-19 @ Rignall Hall
Last recorded use:
1990-04-26 @ Pyramid Club

Back

Make/model:
Home-made Mustang, left-handed
Finish:
Light blue
Pickguard:
Black w/ some kind of graphic on it
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H
Bridge/tailpiece:
Non-tremolo hardtail bridge
Other distinguishing features:
Chandler neck w/ black headstock
Mustang control plate
Black bell-shaped speed knob
First recorded use:
1990-02-14 @ Rough Trade Records
Last recorded use:
1990-02-14 @ Kennel Club

Back

Make/model:
Home-made Mustang, left-handed
Finish:
Light blue
Pickguard:
None
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H
Bridge/tailpiece:
Non-tremolo hardtail bridge
Other distinguishing features:
Chandler neck w/ black headstock
Mustang control plate
First recorded use:
1990-02-16 @ Bogart's
Last recorded use:
1990-02-16 @ Bogart's

Back

Make/model:
Home-made Mustang, left-handed
Finish:
Light blue
Pickguard:
None
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H
Bridge/tailpiece:
Non-tremolo hardtail bridge
Other distinguishing features:
Chandler neck w/ black headstock
Mustang control plate
Metallic barrel-shaped speed knob
First recorded use:
1990-04-27 @ SAGA Dining Rooms, Hampshire College (Amnesty International Benefit)
Last recorded use:
1990-04-30 @ J.C. Dobbs

Back

Make/model:
Aria Pro II Cardinal Series
Finish:
Walnut
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-H
First recorded use:
1990-05-06 @ The Masquerade
Last recorded use:
1990-09-22 @ Motor Sports International Garage

Back

Make/model:
Mosrite Gospel
Finish:
Sunburst
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
S-S
Other distinguishing features:
Fingerboard inlays exaggerated with white-out fluid
First recorded use:
1990-08-17 @ Hollywood Palladium
Last recorded use:
1991-02-09 @ The Mushroom

Back

Make/model:
Harmony Stella H912
Finish:
Sunburst
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Ebonized Maple w/ dot inlays; 18 frets
Other distinguishing features:
Missing truss rod cover
Missing 18th fret
Strung w/ just 5 strings
First recorded use:
1990-09-25 @ KAOS Radio, The Evergreen State College
Last recorded use:
1990-09-25 @ KAOS Radio, The Evergreen State College

Back

Make/model:
Fender Stratocaster, left-handed
Finish:
Olympic White
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
H-S-S (angled humbucker)
Other distinguishing features:
K Records sticker applied to front
First recorded use:
1990-10-24 @ Astoria Theatre
Last recorded use:
1991-04-17 @ O.K. Hotel

Back

Make/model:
Memphis Stratocaster copy, left-handed
Finish:
Red w/ matching headstock
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Maple w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
S-S-S
First recorded use:
1991-01-18 @ LIB 4300, The Evergreen State College (No More Wars Benefit)
Last recorded use:
1991-01-18 @ LIB 4300, The Evergreen State College (No More Wars Benefit)

Back

Make/model:
Fender Stratocaster, left-handed
Finish:
Black
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets, March '91
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets (Fender replacement neck), June '91
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets (Fender replacement neck), Sept '91
Pickups:
H-S-S (angled humbucker)
H-S-S (straight humbucker w/ a chrome surround), June '91
Bridge/tailpiece:
Synchronized tremolo bridge, March '91
Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, June '91
First recorded use:
1991-03-02 @ The Zoo
Last recorded use:
1991-10-12 @ Cabaret Metro

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Black Fender Strat
Photo courtesy of Earnie Bailey
Make/model:
Fender Stratocaster, left-handed
Finish:
Black
Pickguard:
Black
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets, June '91
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets (Fernandes replacement neck), Oct '91
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets (Kramer replacement neck), Nov '91
Pickups:
H-S-S (black Seymour Duncan '59-n installed in the bridge position)
Other distinguishing features:
Feederz sticker applied to front, Aug '91
Missing tone knob, Aug '91
First recorded use:
1991-06-10 @ Gothic Theater
Last recorded use:
1991-12-07 @ Salle Omnisports (Trans Musicales)

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Make/model:
Fender Jaguar, left-handed
Finish:
Sunburst
Pickguard:
Tortoise Shell
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-H (white DiMarzio Super Distortion installed in the bridge position, white DiMarzio PAF installed in the neck position)
Other distinguishing features:
Three control knobs
Pickup selector toggle switch
First recorded use:
1991-06-10 @ Gothic Theatre
Last recorded use:
1993-08-06 @ King Performance Center (Mia Zapata Fund Benefit)

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Competition Blue Fender Mustang
Photo courtesy of Earnie Bailey
Make/model:
Fender Mustang, left-handed
Finish:
Competition Blue w/ matching headstock
Pickguard:
White Pearl
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-S (black Seymour Duncan Hot Rails installed in the bridge position)
Bridge/tailpiece:
Tune-O-Matic bridge, Sep '91
Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge, Oct '92
First recorded use:
1991-09-16 @ Beehive Music & Video
Last recorded use:
1993-04-09 @ Cow Palace (Tresnjevka Women's Group Benefit)

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Make/model:
Ibanez V300L
Finish:
Natural
Pickguard:
Tortoise Shell
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 20 frets
First recorded use:
1991-09-27 @ Tower Records
Last recorded use:
1991-10-14 @ Northern Lights

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Make/model:
Fender Stratocaster, left-handed
Finish:
Olympic White
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
S-S-S, Nov '91
H-S-S (black Seymour Duncan Hot Rails installed in the bridge position), Sept '92
First recorded use:
1991-11-05 @ Astoria Theatre
Last recorded use:
1992-09-11 @ Seattle Center Coliseum (Washington Music Industry Coalition Benefit)

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Make/model:
Takamine/Jasmine left-handed acoustic
Finish:
Natural
Pickguard:
Black
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 20 frets
First recorded use:
1991-11-25 @ JPR 2, NOB Audio (2 Meter Sessie)
Last recorded use:
1991-11-25 @ JPR 2, NOB Audio (2 Meter Sessie)

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Make/model:
Unknown left-handed acoustic
Finish:
Sunburst
Pickguard:
N/A
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
First recorded use:
1991-12-01 @ The Southern Bar
Last recorded use:
1991-12-01 @ The Southern Bar

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Make/model:
Fender Stratocaster, left-handed
Finish:
Black
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
H-S-S (black Seymour Duncan Hot Rails installed in the bridge position)
Other distinguishing features:
Dings near forearm contour, lower horn and input jack
First recorded use:
1991-12-05 @ Kilburn National Ballroom
Last recorded use:
1992-07-04 @ Pabellón de la Casilla de Bilbao

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Make/model:
Fender Stratocaster, left-handed
Finish:
Black
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets, Jan '92
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets (Kramer replacement neck), June '92
Pickups:
H-S-S (black Seymour Duncan Hot Rails installed in the bridge position)
First recorded use:
1992-01-10 @ MTV Studios
Last recorded use:
1992-08-30 @ Richfield Avenue (Reading Festival)

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Sunburst/Painted Blue Fender Telecaster
Photo courtesy of Earnie Bailey
Make/model:
Fender Telecaster, left-handed
Finish:
Sunburst, painted light blue
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
S-S
Bridge/tailpiece:
Vintage 3-saddle bridge
Other distinguishing features:
"Courtney" and a heart etched into the paintwork
First recorded use:
1992-01-24 @ Phoenician Club
Last recorded use:
1993-01-16 @ Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (Hollywood Rock Festival)

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Make/model:
Fender Stratocaster, left-handed
Finish:
Olympic White
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
H-S-S (white Seymour Duncan Hot Rails installed in the bridge position)
First recorded use:
1992-02-14 @ Kokusai Koryu Center
Last recorded use:
1992-10-30 @ Estadio José Amalfitani

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Make/model:
Ferrington Custom Mustang, left-handed
Finish:
Sonic Blue
Pickguard:
Tortoise Shell
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ heart-shaped inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-S-S (Bartolini pickups; middle pickup set at an angle)
Bridge/tailpiece:
Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
Other distinguishing features:
Pickup selector switch
Bridge pickup mini-toggle switch
Boat-shaped jack input
First recorded use:
1992-06-21 @ The Point Theatre
Last recorded use:
1992-06-21 @ The Point Theatre

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Make/model:
Fender Stratocaster, left-handed
Finish:
Sunburst
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inalys; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-S-S (white Seymour Duncan Hot Rails installed in the bridge position)
First recorded use:
1992-08-30 @ Richfield Avenue (Reading Festival)
Last recorded use:
1993-11-26 @ Morocco Shrine Auditorium

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Make/model:
Epiphone Texan
Finish:
Natural
Pickguard:
Tortoise Shell
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ parallelogram inlays; 20 frets
Pickups:
H (Bartolini 3AV soundhole pickup)
Other distinguishing features:
"Nixon Now" sticker applied to front, July '93
First recorded use:
1992-09-26 @ Castaic Lake Amphitheatre
Last recorded use:
1994-02-24 @ Palatrussardi

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Make/model:
Fender Telecaster Deluxe
Finish:
Walnut
Pickguard:
Black
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-H
Other distinguishing features:
F-hole
First recorded use:
1992-09-26 @ Castaic Lake Amphitheatre
Last recorded use:
1992-09-26 @ Castaic Lake Amphitheatre

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Make/model:
Univox Hi-Flier Custom
Finish:
Sunburst
Pickguard:
Tortoise Shell
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
H-H (black Seymour Duncan JB installed in the bridge position, black Seymour Duncan 59-n installed in the neck position)
Bridge/tailpiece:
Ibanez Gibraltar bridge
First recorded use:
1992-10-03 @ Sam Carver Gymnasium, Western Washington University
Last recorded use:
1993-09-25 @ Studio 8H, NBC Studios (Saturday Night Live)

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Make/model:
Fender Stratocaster, left-handed
Finish:
Black
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
H-S-S (black Seymour Duncan Hot Rails installed in the bridge position)
Other distinguishing features:
Ding near upper horn
First recorded use:
1993-01-16 @ Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (Hollywood Rock Festival)
Last recorded use:
1993-01-16 @ Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (Hollywood Rock Festival)

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Make/model:
Univox Hi-Flier, phase 2
Finish:
Sunburst
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
S-S, Jan '93
H-S (Univox humbucker installed in the bridge position), July '93
Bridge/tailpiece:
Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge
First recorded use:
1993-01-23 @ Praça da Apoteose (Hollywood Rock Festival)
Last recorded use:
1993-07-23 @ Roseland Ballroom (New Music Seminar)

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Make/model:
Fender Stratocaster, left-handed *
Finish:
Black
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
S-S-S
First recorded use:
1993-04-09 @ Cow Palace (Tresnjevka Women's Group Benefit)
Last recorded use:
1993-11-15 @ Roseland Ballroom †
1993-12-30 @ Great Western Forum †
1993-12-31 @ Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

* This is one of several very similar-looking black & white Fender Strats with stock pickups—unfortunately, there aren't enough clear images to properly distinguish between them
† Occasions where examples are known to have been destroyed beyond repair and given away

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Make/model:
Fender Mustang, left-handed
Finish:
Fiesta Red
Pickguard:
Tortoise Shell, July '93
White Pearl, Oct '93
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-S, July '93
H-S (black Seymour Duncan JB installed in the bridge position), Oct '93
Bridge/tailpiece:
Tune-O-Matic bridge, July '93
Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge, Oct '93
Blocked tremolo
Flipped tailpiece
Other distinguishing features:
Trimmed slider switches
First recorded use:
1993-07-22 @ Roseland Ballroom (New Music Seminar rehearsals)
Last recorded use:
1994-02-24 @ Palatrussardi

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Make/model:
Martin D-18E
Finish:
Natural
Pickguard:
Black
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 20 frets
Pickups:
S-S, Sept '93
H (Bartolini 3AV soundhole pickup), Nov '93
First recorded use:
1993-09-08 @ Club Lingerie (Rock Against Rape Benefit)
Last recorded use:
1994-02-25 @ Palatrussardi

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White Univox Hi-Flier
Photo courtesy of Earnie Bailey
Make/model:
Univox Hi-Flier, phase 4
Finish:
White
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Maple w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
H-H
Bridge/tailpiece:
B.C. Rich Badass bridge
First recorded use:
1993-10-21 @ Memorial Hall
Last recorded use:
1993-10-21 @ Memorial Hall

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Make/model:
Fender Mustang, left-handed
Finish:
Sonic Blue
Pickguard:
Tortoise Shell
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-S (white Seymour Duncan JB installed in the bridge position)
Bridge/tailpiece:
Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge
Blocked tremolo
Flipped tailpiece
Other distinguishing features:
Trimmed slider switches
Pale V-shaped fleck on pickguard, between the neck and bridge pickups
First recorded use:
1993-10-23 @ Aragon Ballroom
Last recorded use:
1994-03-01 @ Terminal 1, Flughafen München-Riem

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Make/model:
Fender Stratocaster, left-handed
Finish:
Candy Apple Red
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 21 frets
Pickups:
H-S-S (white Seymour Duncan Hot Stack installed in the bridge position)
First recorded use:
1993-11-04 @ Maple Leaf Gardens
Last recorded use:
1993-11-12 @ George Wallace Civic Center

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Make/model:
Fender Jag-Stang, left-handed
Finish:
Sonic Blue
Pickguard:
White
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-S (white Seymour Duncan JB installed in the bridge position, white Fender Texas Special installed in the neck position)
Bridge/tailpiece:
Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge
Blocked tremolo
Flipped tailpiece
First recorded use:
1993-12-01 @ Boutwell Municipal Auditorium
Last recorded use:
1994-02-27 @ Hala Tivoli

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Make/model:
Fender Mustang, left-handed
Finish:
Sonic Blue
Pickguard:
Tortoise Shell
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ dot inlays; 22 frets
Pickups:
H-S (black Seymour Duncan JB installed in the bridge position)
Bridge/tailpiece:
Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge
Blocked tremolo
Flipped tailpiece
Other distinguishing features:
Trimmed slider switches
Pale blotch on pickguard, just below the bridge pickup
First recorded use:
1993-12-30 @ Great Western Forum
Last recorded use:
1994-02-23 @ Studio 2, RAI Centro di Produzione TV Studi Nomentano (Tunnel)

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