A lot of history accompanies this axe, an American-made 1989 Fender Philip Kubicki Factor Fretless Electric Bass Guitar.
Mr. Kubicki, who departed this earth a couple of years ago, got his start with Fender in its R&D department and designed lots of cool stuff, including this Factor bass under license. You can read more about his story here.
When John Taylor of Duran Duran played a Factor in a performance on Saturday Night Live in the ’80s, people noticed, and interest in this unusual, futuristic axe took off.
Seller writes this bass plays works great and plays smoothly but is pretty worn. It’s literally covered with nicks and scratches and cracked finish in spots.
The back of the headstock is signed Peace Victor Wooten, a known peace activist and player. The side of the headstock is signed “Good luck Rocco (Prestia) of Tower of Power fame.
This axe is the real deal, a bold experiment in pushing the boundaries of bass design. I love it.
82 folks are watching this classy gal. Someone is gonna bite.
Go get her.