According to the Gibson website, USA made Tobias brand basses will be reintroduced some time in 2001. Now obviously, if Gibson holds true to previous form, I doubt that the USA Tobias' will compare with the pre Gibson models, although there were occasional gems among the Gibson models. Of course, you could always buy a pre Gibson model on the used market or buy a new MTD model. There are also plans to reintroduce Steinberger composite instruments, although the site does not say what country that they will be produced in. Any thoughts on these apparent plans by Gibson?