1975 Phil Kubicki #5 Indian Rosewood
Phil Kubicki #5 acoustic guitar custom built in Paradise, California in excellent condition. 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. The guitar is all original and has no history of major repairs. It has a spruce top, East Indian Rosewood back and sides, a 3 piece mahogany neck, rosewood peghead overlay, and bound ebony fingerboard with oval abalone inlays. The uniquely shaped ebony bridge has 6 individually intonatable bone saddles. The neck is 1 11/16” at the nut, and the profile is 0.87” at the first fret and 0.98” at the twelfth fret. The guitar weighs 4.02 lbs. A truly one of a kind, interesting, fine playing and sounding guitar. Comes with the original hardshell case.