I own a tobias, and i think it's awesome. I know that Gibson took over tobias, is there like a serial number that was the first gibson one? Was there a period of time when gibson didn't totally suck at making tobiases? Like, maybe Mike Tobias was supervising still, or something? My headstock doesn't have the T logo, but it does have the omega style headstock. I think the neck was a replacement though, I'm unsure, i bought it off ebay about a year ago for 400 dollars. The sound quality of this thing through my girlfriends Mesa 400+ is unbelievable. anyway, my serial number is: 6450 I remember on eBay seeing a real nice "custom" growler, that had a serial number just a few digits below mine, so I assumed maybe mine isn't so bad. The mind blower, is i walked into my music store, and there was a tobias for 300 dollars. I pick it up, and instantly from the feel and weight, i realize it's total crap... oh yeah, it's made in korea too. I hate was gibson has done to the tobias name.