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Just Acquired this Tobias... Made on Cahuenga Blvd.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ironwood8959, Apr 17, 2021.


  1. ironwood8959

    ironwood8959

    May 12, 2015
    Hi all,

    I just acquired this Tobias Basic II... Made on Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood. Serial #314. Apparently all original.



    Any info or comment would be appreciated!
     

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  2. ironwood8959

    ironwood8959

    May 12, 2015
    All original except the strap locks...
     
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  3. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Gorgeous bass. Bet it sounds great. Play excellent music on it!
     
  4. Billyzoom

    Billyzoom Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Bay Area
    Beautiful. Congrats!
     
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  5. M0ses

    M0ses Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Cool score
     
  6. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Southwest Virginia
    Sa-lute! :bassist:
     
  7. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Very nice. I love more subtle body woods like that. This proves perfectly that a cool bass doesn't have to be made of AAAAAAAAA quilted-flameo-supremo-bucko maple. :cool:
     
  8. Very nice bass. Play it in good health and have fun with it.
     
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  9. red_rhino

    red_rhino Artful Dodger Gold Supporting Member

    Really nice and very clean. Looks like it's been well taken care of. Did not expect to see the serial number in that particular location; I'm used to seeing them on the back of the headstock, but I'm not sure I've ever seen such an early Tobias before.

    What are the woods?
     
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  10. ironwood8959

    ironwood8959

    May 12, 2015
    Koa, maple and wenge... I have never seen a serial number there either. I was told this was made for one of the early Tobias employees.
     
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  11. ironwood8959

    ironwood8959

    May 12, 2015
    Has anyone else seen the serial number on the top of a Tobias headstock?
     
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    OP, that is a sweet vintage boutique you have.
     
  13. Rabidhamster

    Rabidhamster

    Jan 15, 2014
    WOW! Beautiful! Love the Koa!
     
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  14. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Oh, yes I actually do have some information on that bass. It’s gorgeous. Hope that helps. Rock on!
     
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  15. ironwood8959

    ironwood8959

    May 12, 2015
    You do? Please let me know!
     
  16. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    That was it. The info is it’s beautiful. Congrats!
     
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  17. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose The Process IS the Reward! Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    God Is Love
    Wow. That's an elegant instrument. Congratulations
     
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  18. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Excellent. How'd you come by it?

     
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  19. ironwood8959

    ironwood8959

    May 12, 2015
    I bought it from a friend... I asked him why he was selling it and he said that he had several other Tobias basses.
     
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  20. Very nice. :thumbsup:

    What year would that have been made?

    I have a ‘94 Classic 5 Walnut/Purpleheart. I saw an ‘78 with exact wood specs (and possibly PU/preamp) to mine once online. Never seen those specs again.

    Enjoy. :D
     
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