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No longer available Pre-Gibson Tobias 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by scubaduba, Dec 24, 2015.


  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Price:
    See ad
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Michigan
    This is tough. Very tough. I need to downsize so this piece of history is for sale. It is a pre-Gibson Tobias Basic with serial in the #6xx range. All original and in fantastic condition. I don't believe there is a dent on it. Maybe a little surface swirling. Tape is still on the electronics cavity! This is a closet queen and you would be hard pressed to find a specimen in better condition I think. Very minor signs of wear/aging. There is no varnish fading like you often see on Tobias basses from this era. Will ship with original case too which does have scuffs, bumps and bruises but is structurally sound.

    Look at the flamed bubinga body!
    Dual truss rod
    Original Bartolini pickups
    Original Bartolini preamp
    Active/passive switch
    All hardware is shiny

    Amazing specimen here. Hurry! This is a rare opportunity and I doubt it will last long. It's possible I will pull this down if a few variables change.

    Here's the eye candy.


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    $3550 shipped CONUS

    Merry Christmas!
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2015
  2. gregwatts2008

    gregwatts2008 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Jupiter, Florida
    bump
     
  3. gwangi

    gwangi Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    MY GOD!!!! I WANT SO BAD!!!! If I can figure out a legal way of coming up with the funds I will be on this like white on rice.
     
  4. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Thanks guys. PM's replied.
     
  5. rodneyat

    rodneyat Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Wow...I don't know that I have ever seen one in this nice of shape. GLWTS
     
  6. GLWTS. I love my Classic 5, and couldn't imagine selling it.... hope you can find a way to keep it !!
     
  7. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
  8. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    Holy. Rare. Batman.
     
  9. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I think this one is going to stay put for now. Thanks for all the interest. I'll repost if I change my mind.
     
  10. you still interested in selling?
     
  11. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    The thread is marked no longer available.
     

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