Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Philip Kubicki -- July 12, 1943 to March 18, 2013


I was saddened to hear today that Philip Kubicki lost his battle with cancer.

Phil was a luminary in the world of guitarists and luthiers, having worked for Fender before starting his own shop in Santa Barbara in 1973. He is the man who built George Harrison’s legendary rosewood Telecaster. Factor bases are his brainchild, and his lasting contribution to the evolution of the electric bass.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Phil a few times over the years, he always answered all of my dumb questions, and on one occasion he even sent me some nice comments about my blog. He was truly a gentleman, and I am sorry that he will no longer be among us.

Rest in peace, Phil

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