For sale or trade is my Tobias Signature Custom 5 String. Absolutely beautiful. Excellent condition. Straight Neck. Low Action No Buzz. Little to no fret wear. Buttery feel, bright, punchy, super growly tone. This bass has more growl than any bass I have ever played let alone owned. Hardware is matte gold finish and in great condition. Very little oxidation/wear. The only real noticeable flaw from my perspective is the buckle rash in the cover plate on the rear (see photo). Otherwise this bass looks immaculate. Per my inquiry regarding the serial number with Gibson: "The serial number is consistent with a Tobias Signature 5-string model, made in 2006 in Conway, Arkansas." Here is a bit of history on this bass shared with me by a TBer whom worked at Gibson: "That bass is a custom tobias. A builder named Tom Knoll made it and the 6 string on the website with the full top and lam headstock. He used his personal stash of spalted maple for that 6 string btw. No one in the conway plant knew how to glue a full top on the neck thru basses. Tom came in and was really turning the place around as you can see in these pictures. Tom and I quit on the same day from all the BS with the company. Worked out better for both of us and that is a great example of the work we were able to do before leaving. It's a wonderful instrument and I'm sure someone will enjoy it. It was called a signature because that was the most we could charge for an instrument. Even though it's not a signature "spec" it was called such to charge the maximum amount for custom order instruments. I hope this helps please PM if you have any more question. Oh, and we called that the "Oreo Cookie" neck.." SPEC: Multi Layer Tiger Maple & Wenge Asymetrical Neck Neck-thru construction Dual truss rod Tiger Maple/Wenge/Tiger Maple 3-layer bookmatched wings Pau Ferro fretboard 34" scale 24 frets 15" fret radius ABM Brass bridge Bartolini curve top pickups Bass, Mid-range, Treble controls Pan Pot pickup mixer to balance between pickups Master Volume push/pull Slap Tone switch Mid cut/boost switch Satin gold hardware Handrubbed polyurethane finish Grover tuning keys (matte gold finish) Abalone headstock inlay New Medium Roundwound Strings Original deluxe hardshell case included Priced to move - $2,600 shipped continental US only. Not interested in trades right now.