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ACOUSTIC GUITAR: Almost all of the time, recorded acoustic guitars feature a rich, shimmery, smooth sound with nice high-end sparkle. However, for the recording of this song, Kurt Cobain played a $20 pawn shop acoustic guitar.

Choosing to use a cheap guitar with old strings gives the song a dark, funky, grungy feeling. So if you have one, use a beat-up "beach" guitar with dirty old strings to emulate the dark, grungy sound in the recording.