I caught this ad on a Swedish gear trade-site: http://www.musikmarknaden.se/annons.lasso?id=49975 It's a Tobias all right, but the seller claims it's one of the pre-Gibson ones. He doesn't give away the serial in the ad, he just says it's a "low serial". Not that I'm interested in the bass myself, but I just thought the price was low enough to make me a bit suspicious. I figured since pre-gib Tobiases are sort of a rarity (especially over here, since I don't think they had any distribution before Gibson took over), his asking price could have been a lot higher... he also claims it's in mint condition. As it is now, what he asks for it is lower than what you pay for a new MIA Jazz over here. The resale value's got to be better than that, no?