I don't want to do this, but I need to fund purchase of a Double Bass - so I need the cash (no trades -sorry)!! It was hand-made by Mike Tobias's team in the US, just before the operation was taken over by Gibson - serial no. 1274 . I emailed Michael Tobias himself about this bass and here is his reply : "Thanks for your email. 1274 is listed as a Classic 5. Zebra top, quilted maple body with a birdseye maple/purple heart neck. The fingerboard is likely pau ferro or morado (same wood, different names)....Bolivian rosewood. The original controls were vol/blend; t,m,b, with a bypass on the eq section....similar to active/passive but the batteries were needed for the unity gain buffer. I don't know what is in there now. If it has not been changed, the only odd thing was that when you turned up the mid range, the t and b levels went up also. Your post says it has 2 volumes which is a simple mod and would not effect the description above. The bass was built towards the end of 1990 and is on the first year of Tobias being owned by Gibson, however, it was NOT built in Nashville and WAS built my original crew. You got a good one Enjoy it! Michael Tobias 760 Zena Highwoods Rd. Kingston, NY 12401 USA voice...1 845 246 0670 fax......1 845 246 1670 email: email@example.com www.mtdbass.com EDIT So the price is now : negotiable! But don't forget, they aren't making these any more - see it as an investment - they are quite rare in Europe! I will drive to anywhere (within reason) in the South of England if you are serious about this - or we can arrange shipping - but this will have to be extra. Flight case included in price!