The vast majority of what they made was replacement necks & bodies - complete guitars are pretty uncommon.
There was a pretty nice Kubicki-necked partscaster, that recently sold on Reverb.
The seller claimed that it had been built by Phil, despite the fact that the body wasn't a...
I had long heard that the Strat's popularity was seriously waning, by 1967, as the offset Fenders were all the rage (or, at least, those -and the new Coronados- were more highly prioritized by Fender's marketing), and that the model was given a new lease on life -and restored relevance- by...
It can be hard to break up the party, when you've already got a winning combination,
but -if the Kubicki does need to migrate to another project- you could always find another neck for this one.
And, thus, the process goes on, forever!
I actually drove from New York to Richmond, to buy my first Kubicki-necked Strat (in 2008), via a TGP ad.
Still haven't disassembled it, to determine the body's origin, but it's a nice body, regardless.
Hi. I don't mind, at all, I just didn't receive any kind of a notification that you'd tagged me!
Yamaha 1421 covered all the bases, really well.
Without a serial number (which is usually present), it would be tough to date, although the neck heel stamp did change slightly, at some point, so...
I'll find someone, I'm sure.
I should refrain from typing about it, until I do (so as not to beat a dead horse, nor waste Gear Page real estate with redundancy).
In the meantime, I just wanted to respond to individual replies.
But, then I get typin', sometimes...
Yeah... his statement seems pretty definitive.
I do agree that I'd benefit from finding someone who doesn't potentially part ways with me, on the very
premise of the frets that I have (out of necessity) chosen.
Oh, it does; I lose my balance, and fall -hard- on my butt, whenever I try to execute a fancy bend!
Seriously, while the D.I.Y. route is appealing -from an economic and expediency standpoint- it sounds like stainless steel is unforgiving enough that this guitar would really benefit from a visit...