Country musician Jared Porter took a visit to the Fender factory in Corona, Calif., to get a behind-the-scenes look at the American Standard series. Watch what happened in this video! 


This guitar of Kurt’s first appeared at Hordern Pavilion gig in Sydney, Australia in January 1992. It originally had a sunburst finish, but Kurt sprayed the whole body with blue latex paint, and carved out a heart and Courtney’s name on it.

Kurt played this Telecaster regularly until the infamous gig in Rio on January 16, 1993, when he broke the guitars’ neck and threw it into audience (Courtney can be seen in the above photo with the body of the guitar).

One of the RHCP crew members picked up the neck, while the body was featured on one of the 2008 Californication episodes (S02E07)