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No longer available Pre-Gibson Tobias Classic 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by scubaduba, Apr 12, 2016.


  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Price:
    0
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Michigan
    Here is a Tobias #1969. It is simply amazing. It is about as "like new" as you will be fortunate enough to find I think. There is hardly a mark on it. A true closet queen. Just look at the pics. It is all original including the case. It is even strung with a never used set of original Tobias strings. So it is truly all original. :)

    Bubinga top
    Wenge tone plate
    Alder body
    Flame maple neck
    Purple Heart stringers
    Rosewood fingerboard

    If you want a pre-serial 2044 Tobias built by the man himself in amazing condition this might be the opportunity of a lifetime for you. I will say up front that I am not 100% certain I want to let this go because I fully understand this is not something I could likely ever replace. So as they say, this is a trade feeler and it may not be here long.

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    I am primarily interested in Fodera, Sadowsky, Dingwall Super J/PJ or other high end instruments. I know what I have here so I will be selective. Might be tempted to downscale in bass too with cash coming my way.

    Serious inquiries only please. PM me with your interest to keep the thread clean please.

    I am happy to take additional pictures if there is something you'd like to see and talk in detail about this fine instrument by phone.

    Thanks for looking!
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2016
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  2. groovecraver

    groovecraver Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Whoa ! That is ridiculously nice !!!!
     
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  3. gruvbob

    gruvbob

    Aug 12, 2004
    pmd
     
  4. petebass90

    petebass90 bass enthusiast Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2014
    New York, NY
    wow. this tobias is in mint condition. rare for a 20+year old bass. who ever buys is a very lucky person!
     
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  5. hdfxstc

    hdfxstc Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2014
    34" or 35" scale length? Just Beautiful.
     
  6. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    34" scale
     
  7. slamsinger

    slamsinger Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    Coventry RI
    Pm coming
     
  8. TLicksBass

    TLicksBass

    Mar 16, 2009
    North Carolina
    By chance, do you know the weight?
     
  9. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Just 9.2 lbs according to digital bathroom scale.
     
  10. ialma

    ialma Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    South Italy
    Wow, it's always so hard to let old Tobias go!
    A beauty, indeed !
     
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  11. speyer

    speyer Supporting Member

    Good lord.
     
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  12. harrier_2552

    harrier_2552

    Nov 9, 2009
    pm'd
     
  13. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Many PM's replied and thank you for the offers. Not the right arrangement just yet... so still on the market.
     
  14. Arya

    Arya

    Apr 25, 2016
    how can i contact you?
     
  15. JOHNNY LONG

    JOHNNY LONG

    Aug 25, 2003
    RICHMOND,VA
    will trade this MTD 635 for you 5
     

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  16. TLicksBass

    TLicksBass

    Mar 16, 2009
    North Carolina
    I know it says you are looking to trade but would you consider an outright purchase? If so, how much?
     
  17. JOHNNY LONG

    JOHNNY LONG

    Aug 25, 2003
    RICHMOND,VA
    $3100
     
  18. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    No
     

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