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SOLD 1998 MTD 535

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by lamarjones, Apr 26, 2019.

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  1. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    North Carolina
    1998 MTD 535, swamp ash body, maple burl top, wenge neck and fingerboard, original protec gig bag and paperwork. In very nice shape, barely any marks. Weighs 9 lbs 4 oz. This is a fantastic top notch bass with no issues. 2800 paypal shipped firm , no trades.

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  2. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Nice era for these

  3. bass12

    bass12 Have you seen my tonsils lately? Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    That isn't a 2015 model. More like late '90s. Just looking at the bass (neck finish, use of wenge covers, white nut, body finish, etc.) you can tell and by 2015 the serial numbers were in the mid-2000s.
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
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  4. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Totally right, after some checking I think 1998 is right. Thanks, and I'll update.
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  5. Beautiful 535. Do you have any audio clips? These early ones sound exceptional.
  6. azbazz


    Mar 13, 2006
    Some confusion here. The MTD letter is dated 1/16/15. According to the letter the bass S/N is 50510189 which means a manufacture date of 10/1/89.
  7. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    That is still Tobias years, no?
  8. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Houston, Tx
    MTD’s were always made by Mike Tobias. You’re thinking of the Tobias bass.
  9. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Those were made by Mike Tobias as well until 92. In 93 he started MTD, so I'm saying how is an MTD dated in '89. Let alone this isn't serial 1 or even 100. Am I missing something?

    History — Michael Tobias Design

    I'm pretty sure I found the right year based off looking up serials. And I've had several '89 pre gibson Tobiases.
  10. Shaun Gotti Calloway

    Shaun Gotti Calloway

    Apr 21, 2015
    Is this bass still available
  11. 5 string player

    5 string player

    Jan 24, 2012
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  12. raal

    raal Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Minneapolis / St Paul
    simple answer: flipping at a profit. At least it's on ebay, not TB.
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  13. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    It sold on here long ago, last post in this thread was over a year ago. The new owner can do whatever he/she wants with it or sell it for however much they want. It doesn't belong in this thread though. Really don't know what purpose you thought it served.
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