It is also one of the nicest-looking Hi-Fliers I have come across, nearly identical to Kurt Cobain's white Hi-Flier Phase III with burstbuckers. This guitar also has the unusual distinction of being a high quality copy of another guitar, the Mosrite Ventures, and this Univox in itself inspired another copy the Eastwood Phase 4. It is one of the most desirable Univox Hi Fliers and a true Nirvana collectible. Sell One Like This; Price Guide. To try and figure out when exactly Kurt acquired and used the guitar, we mostly have to draw clues from photos shown below, which unfortunately have no official dating, so we’re left to theory craft. 3.
England and Wales company registration number 2008885. The guitar has had its fair share of chips and dings, but the important thing is this is the original white finish. This model was made famous by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, who used it in the Nirvana Heart Shaped Box Video directed by Anton Corbijn.
Thank you for signing up to Musicradar. Kurt Cobain’s 1970s Univox Hi-Flier Phase 3 (White) This guitar was a gift from Kurt’s girlfriend at the time, Tracy Marander. Hmm, we don't have any listings for this product right now. My guess would be between August 16–20, 1991.”. The good thing is the pickguard is stable and together, but again replacements can be found if desired. It had two humbuckers (a DiMarzio Super Distortion installed in the bridge position and a white DiMarzio PAF in the neck), black chrome bridge, three control knobs and a toggle switch. Grampa's Music Shop - Vintage Treasures & Time Capsules. 2.01.2009 . 1 980,30 EUR + 165,03 EUR livraison . The white Univox was destroyed on the night of November 11, 1989, at Ecstasy, Berlin, West Germany. This is one of the first guitars (possibly the first electric guitar) that Kurt ever owned. The neck is smooth and fast and the frets are in good shape. These mods included cutting the nut to take heavier strings, shimming the neck for improved bridge angle and installation of a Gotoh tune-o-matic bridge. In case you want to talk to me privatly, please use the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Currently owned by Dave Grohl. You will receive a verification email shortly. Kurt and [Melvins drummer] Dale Crover went out guitar shopping and bought the Mosrite Gospel from Real Guitars in San Francisco. Kurt purchased the guitar in San Francisco in 1990. Heres the link http://www.youtube.com/user/kurtsunivox, does anyone know if dave grohl really owns some of kurt's guitars?if so, which ones?Joker. The origins of this guitar, that became a favourite on the Nevermind tour, has intriguingly murky provenance. The first time the new white Univox was used live was probably around July 18, when Nirvana played a gig in Pyramid Club (New Music Seminar), New York. As can be seen in the photos shown above, the pickguard was painted pink at some point, probably with a marker, and Kurt had a ton of stickers on the body. One of Kurt’s favourite guitars, and another that underlines his attraction to surf-style designs, this right-handed Gospel is notable for a number of reasons. While Kurt owned and smashed many cheap (usually Univox) copies of Mosrite guitars during his career, this was one of only two actual Mosrites he owned. In case you notice anything wrong with the information posted on this page, or you have knowledge of something that you would like to share, be sure to leave a comment above. The 15 best rock drummers of all time - as voted for by you! Kurt’s approach to gear was frequently utilitarian, especially early on. A good thing, too, as it was incredibly rare. Kurt Cobain's Guitars Now Bringing you up close to Kurt Cobain's Guitars. Kurt had received the guitar while on the road, probably around July 6th or 7th, 1989. GroundGuitar counts on your criticism and feedback.
In case you notice anything wrong with the information posted on this page, or you have knowledge of something that you would like to share, be sure to leave a comment above. Univox Hi Flier Phase 1- Late 60's Sherwood Green Pearl White PG-Custom Guitar. Kurt once described the Mustang as his favourite guitar design, but it wasn’t until the In Utero tour they became a mainstay live. Kurt’s approach to gear was frequently utilitarian, especially early on. Visit our corporate site. Kurt lived in that house from 1983 to 1984 when he was kicked out by his mom for dropping out of high school.