Phil 12-String Bass

The Phil 12-string bass was produced by Phil Pro Guitars in South Korea shortly before that company went out of business. According to Arne Lindbach of Vadsų, Norway, only five of these 12-string basses were produced. Lindbach bought his Phil 12 from a dealer in Norway who had purchased much of the remaining stock of Phil Pro guitars after they had closed their doors. Thus far three of these five basses have been located, all of them sold by music stores in Norway. The Phil 12 incorporates an interesting combination of features common to several other brands.

2006 Phil 12-string bass


Transparent black finish, humbucking pick-ups, rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, 24 frets.


The back is painted black. Schaller style tuners. The basses do not have serial numbers.


Phil Headstock
This bass has a single truss rod.


The Phil logo is on each of the tuning machines.


The bridge and tailpiece are very similar to those used by Hamer.



Terje Paulsen from Kristiansand, Norway on stage with his Phil 12-string bass.


Thanks Terje!