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SOLD Pre-Gibson Tobias Signature 4

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Eric Folk, Apr 2, 2019.


  1. Eric Folk

    Eric Folk Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2019
    Honolulu Hawaii
    Price:
    $3400
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Hawaii
    B5CD02AD-0EC2-4C86-806E-DBF256866DDA.jpeg 29EA71A6-1972-45EE-B9D3-50F4FC6424AE.jpeg A5670A70-5E51-4F03-9357-7A87069F09B2.jpeg 2DE1AA76-CC5C-4067-9B22-3BCEE5C8F889.jpeg 86FC8ED7-C748-4415-8C2A-BB953C82786A.jpeg 5E1F4032-27B6-4D51-B6FF-265E5EAE6898.jpeg 120A5E13-A1EB-45FE-85E5-1C0A1ECF961E.jpeg 1989 Tobias Signature 4
    Birdseye Maple
    Excellent Condition

    Very clean! Other then some lights clear coat swirls and a very tiny dent the bass body is in remarkable condition. Lightly used, stock, and just incredibly beautiful. Plays nicely with low action .070mm at 24th fret. TRods and Electronics work properly. Serial #989

    This is a all original handcrafted 30 year old work of art and technology in amazing condition...for less than the cost of a nice 45 year old Fender Jazz Bass. :)

    Only downsides I know of:
    It didn’t come with a case
    Pup selector pot is a little scratchy.
    Some scratches on control cavity plate.

    Shipping via USPS from the Aloha State to other USA locations is about $85 boxed with insurance. If you want me to find a hard case at cost...shipping would be about $125 depending on dimensions and weight.

    Bass is for sale elsewhere so may be subject to prior sale. B5CD02AD-0EC2-4C86-806E-DBF256866DDA.jpeg 29EA71A6-1972-45EE-B9D3-50F4FC6424AE.jpeg A5670A70-5E51-4F03-9357-7A87069F09B2.jpeg 2DE1AA76-CC5C-4067-9B22-3BCEE5C8F889.jpeg 86FC8ED7-C748-4415-8C2A-BB953C82786A.jpeg 5E1F4032-27B6-4D51-B6FF-265E5EAE6898.jpeg 120A5E13-A1EB-45FE-85E5-1C0A1ECF961E.jpeg 0014A2D4-0D9E-4D34-9301-FCF120A3AE70.jpeg EFD04232-9D9B-4DD0-82F8-2FE1C1C806C0.jpeg

    Thanks for all the shared knowledge over the years. I’m a long time lurker. :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
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  2. Mertle72

    Mertle72

    Dec 20, 2013
    Missouri
    Beautiful!!!!! I bet it plays and sounds amazing!!!!!!!
     
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  3. Eric Folk

    Eric Folk Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2019
    Honolulu Hawaii
    Yep it’s pretty nice! I heard back from MT and he said it’s a signature sold in 1989 to a local guitar shop. It doesn’t look at all like a 30 year old bass that lived its whole life in Hawaii. The previous owner must have been an incredibly caring and disciplined person.
     
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  4. Based off of the photos this appears to be a Signature and not a Classic Tobias.
     
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  5. Eric Folk

    Eric Folk Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2019
    Honolulu Hawaii
    Yes you are correct! Sorry I had previously changed the copy but forgot to change the title. Thanks!!
     
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  6. Eric Folk

    Eric Folk Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2019
    Honolulu Hawaii
    Sorry I’ve also decided to keep my Tobias too.
    Recently got it and hadn’t played it much as I’ve been busy on drum gigs. Since I didn’t connect with it...I decided that I couldn’t justify such a nice bass. Long story short... I plugged it in and recorded a little and it was like the bass took over and played itself! So fun!!!! With no knob twisting (other than volume) already the best sounding bass I have by a long shot!! Will be selling a bunch of my other stuff. :) I get it now.
     
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