Courtney Love is the only female rocker to have her own signature series guitars with Bonnie Rait.
|Courtney playing with her Vista Venus|
|Co-designed by Love and the Fender Custom Shop, this fresh new design embodies unique||Various Vista Venus guitars pictures|
|features and delicious tone.||Fender's official website|
Solid basswood. Neck: Maple; 25.5" scale. Fretboard: Bound rosewood
w/22 frets. Electronics: HB pickup (bridge), single coil pickup w/staggered
Alnico pole pieces (neck), 3-pos toggle, master volume. Pickguard: White
shell. Hardware: 6 saddle adjustable bridge with strings through body
design, traditional machine heads, all nickel w/chrome plating. (Gigbag
included, U.S. & Canada only).
|These guitars have been discontinued but you may be able to find one in a local music store, or even on E Bay.|
"I think my Venus is better than the Jagstang," Courtney declares. Hole`s mastermind is justifiably proud of the guitar she designed for Fender`s Squier division. "I did not think of calling it Venus," Love adds. "I thought that was a bad name. But it`s all right I guess."
|The body shape was based in part on Rickenbacker solid bodies and Mercury guitars|
|"I wanted a guitar that sounded really warm and pop, but which required just one box to go dirty," says Love. "And something that could also be your first band guitar.|
|I didn`t want it all teched out. I wanted it real simple, with just one pickup switch. Because I think that cultural revolutions are in the hands of guitar players." Extract from 'Guitar World'|