1968 Philip Kubicki Honduran Rosewood Classical Guitar SN: #3
1968 Philip Kubicki Honduran Rosewood Classical Guitar SN: #3 in near mint condition with barely any signs of wear throughout the instrument. Constructed with Honduran rosewood back and sides, European spruce top, Honduran flamed mahogany three piece neck, East Indian rosewood 1-piece custom bridge and fingerboard, 25.5" scale length with a 2" nut width and 2.19" string spacing at the bridge, colored wood purfling on the top and back, handmade inlaid mosaic rosette, Spanish heel, Torres style fanned brace pattern, Landsdorfer tuners with Mother of Pearl (36mm spacing), and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Kubicki is perhaps best known for his innovative work while employed by fender from 1964-1973 where he worked under Roger Rossmeisl in the R&D department. After Rossmeisl left Fender, Phil decided to move to Santa Barbra and start his own company. In 1978 Phil married Carla Collins and formed "Philip Kubicki Technology" making bodies, necks and custom guitars and later the Factor Bass line. During the years between Fender and "Philip Kubicki Technology" Phil built seven acoustic guitars one was made for Joni Mitchell along with a dulcimer and the other were for himself and his family. These have been retained by his estate since his passing in 2013. This guitar is #3, made in his workshop on Paradise Road. The passion and innovation that Phil is renowned for is fully embodied by this masterpiece of an instrument. Phil cut his teeth in the guitar world building classical guitars and it was an early example of his work that got him hired at Fender as a 19 year old in 1964. The Spanish heel, rosette and marquetry present on this guitar are nods to his roots. The guitar is in near new condition with slight crazing to the finish. The neck is a wonderful flattened bottom D shaped with a consistent depth. The punctual attack and clear projection offer a truly effortless and delightful playing experience. The craftsmanship and execution of design are stunning. A truly unique and most enjoyable guitar. Includes newer hard shell case.