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For Sale Pre-Gibson Tobias Classic 6-string, good but needs help

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ModulusAcacia, Aug 10, 2016.


  1. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    Price:
    1850
    Strings:
    6
    Location:
    Ohio
    ****Back for sale****

    Early 90's pre-Gibson Tobias Classic 6-string. The body and top are walnut with a wenge tone plate, neck is walnut and wenge with a pau ferro fingerboard. Pearl inlaid Tobias logo on the headstock. Serial number is 17XX. (All three serial #s are present) Original curved top pick ups are also still intact, as are all the latches of the included original hardshell case.

    This bass has some issues... As near as I can tell the bass started its life as a fretless and at some point was professionally fretted. The bass also started its life with a 7-pin midi set up for the electronics and had the standard Tobias branded bridge. However now, the midi Jack remains but isn't hooked up to anything, and the electronics have been replaced with a Seymour Duncan pre-amp. Additionally the original bridge has been replaced with a Wilkinson. Also, the white "dot" on the body is just a small, removable plug covering a mini switch sized hole.

    Despite all this the bass is in overall good playing and functional condition. It has the classic asymmetrical Tobias Neck shape and weighs in at a measly 10 lbs

    Had I decided to keep this I thought about having the fingerboard and electronics replaced, but truthfully I need a 6-string like I need a hole in my head. Bass is what it is and is priced accordingly. You won't find a pre-Gib classic 6 cheaper than this!

    $1850 + $55 shipping east of the Mississippi, $70 west of the mississippi
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  2. KC4BASS

    KC4BASS Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2014
     
  3. KC4BASS

    KC4BASS Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Would you be interested in a trade?
     
  4. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    Trying to stick to cash if possible, but worst case I say no thanks. PM me with any offers. :)
     
  5. JOHNNY LONG

    JOHNNY LONG

    Aug 25, 2003
    RICHMOND,VA
    will trade you this musicman SR5 and a GK1001 head
     

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  6. JOHNNY LONG

    JOHNNY LONG

    Aug 25, 2003
    RICHMOND,VA
     

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  7. JOHNNY LONG

    JOHNNY LONG

    Aug 25, 2003
    RICHMOND,VA
    1998 Musicman Stingray 5
     

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  8. leurw

    leurw Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2015
    Chicago western burbs
    Huh. Interesting. First matte finish I've seen on a pregib. Curious.

    Also. So much walnut! haha. Looks like the fretting job was well done.

    GLWS.
     
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