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SOLD Gorgeous Pre-Gibson Tobias Classic 5 string - Claro Walnut Top

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by kesslari, Sep 15, 2016.


  1. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Price:
    3500
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    California
    This is a beautiful example of Mike's work, and it saddens me to sell it.
    Alder body
    Thick Wenge toneplate
    Claro Walnut top
    5 piece Maple/Purpleheart neck
    Serial #19xx
    Plays and sounds like a dream - like one of Mike's basses should. It delivers!

    There are a couple of small dings on the horns - I did my best to photograph them as best I could. There's also a finish drip, which I never noticed and which surprised me.

    Comes with original Tobias HSC.
    I wouldn't be selling this if I didn't need the money, so no trades, please.
    $3500 + shipping CONUS.
    IMG_2010. IMG_2014. IMG_2009.
     

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  2. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    Yumm.
     
  3. Marblou2

    Marblou2 Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    Vermont
    Is it the original bridge ?
     
  4. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Yes.
     
  5. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Stunning bass Kess. I'm always a sucker for purple heart I wish you all the best with the sale.
     
  6. KobyKlar

    KobyKlar

    Feb 18, 2014
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    PM sent
     
  7. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Someone asked for a photo of the inside of the controls.
    tobias_controls.
     
  8. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    On Hold...
     
  9. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Videos were requested. I haven't gigged or played this bass in years, so these are just "here are some basic sounds, preamp set flat".



     
  10. TLicksBass

    TLicksBass

    Mar 16, 2009
    North Carolina
    Ugh, If only I had 3500 laying around, this would be the first bass I go after. Pre-Gibson's are rare and one of the best sounding basses IMO.
     
  11. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    On her way to Israel.