Tobias Classic 5 low serial no. W/ Ohsc
This bass is in great condition and all original. I have owned her for the last 4 years and she has been babied in my care. When I bought the bass the original owner told me the poly coating on the bottom of the bass chipped off and there is some clouding in the poly, which is normal and doesn't affect playability. The bass is a 34" scale neck through with maple and purple heart. The board is Wenge and has recently been oiled and the frets have been dressed (shown in pics). The body is walnut with a wenge tone plate and flamed maple top. The bass has the killer Tobias/Bartolini preamp with Bartolini pickups. When you pull up on the volume control, you get that great scooped sound that makes your slap tone feel like a kick in the nuts.
The bass weighs in a bit over 9 pounds and the playability is off the charts. The B string on this bass sounds like thunder.
This is not a pre-Gibson, however it was built when mike Tobias first came over to Gibson 1992-93 era.
Serial no. 25xx