Tobias Standard 5 (Burbank era) - PRICE REDUCTION!!!!
Tobias Standard 5 with rare Amberburst finish. This is one of only about 400 Standard models built while Michael Tobias was still running the company; "In an effort to keep up with the demand, Tobias contracted the Terada factory in Nagoya, Japan to fabricate these 'Standard' models overseas and ship the raw product back to Burbank, CA for finishing touches. Although these were great basses, the $/yen ratio killed the project". (http://www.mtdbass.com/mtd/beginnings/)
All Standard models featured neck-thru construction comprised of Swamp Ash body wings attached to a 3-piece Maple neck with Bubinga stringers and a Rosewood fingerboard. Proprietary Bartolini soapbar pickups were combined with a Bartolini 9-volt, 3-band onboard preamp (controls are vol-blend-stacked treble/bass and an internal mid pot accessible from the control cavity).
I've had the preamp professionally upgraded to a 9-volt Aguilar OBP-3SK/PP (controls are now stacked vol/vol-mid with push/pull frequency selector-stacked treble/bass). I've also had a brass nut professionally cut and installed. (Both the original nut and Bartolini preamp will be included with the bass).
Also included is an original Tobias hardshell bass case. The tolex is in pretty rough shape, but the hinges, latches and handle are in great shape, as is the interior of the case.
$1,000 + shipping to the lower 48. International shipping may also be available based upon destination.