This is a Tobias GR-5 "Growler" made around 1995-96 under Gibson ownership in Nashville, Tennessee. It's a 5-string, ash body, maple/purpleheart neck, 34" scale, pau ferro (I think) fingerboard. Measures 1.75" at the nut, 19mm spacing at the bridge. Light, ergonomic, excellent balance. It has the asymmetrical neck people tend to either like or hate. 18v dual preamp. Very light play wear, hard to see on satiny oil finish. Strung with fresher rounds. (Marcus Miller?) Comes with a nicer Access gigbag. Also the truss rod adjustment tool... it'll be in the case pocket. Everything works great, and it plays nice. *edit- (adding a forgotten detail) the lower strap button was relocated approximately 2" upward at some point. Rather than plugging the hole of the original location, it has a mounting screw, installed, and covered by a felt grommet. (see picture) I wouldn't really know what to compare the sound to... these things are kind of in a category of their own. Anyway, It's been a faithful backup/rainy-day bass for the past few years. Time to let it go. $750 shipped in the U.S. of A. only. I accept PayPal, address confirmed. Please PM trade offers or questions. Trade interests at this time are limited to a Mesa D-800, or a Quilter BB-800, any other comparable Class D amp.