Tobias Basic B5 2005 Natural

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $2,000$2,800

Tobias instruments were originally crafted by luthier Michael Tobias in California before the company was sold to Gibson in 1990. Production moved to Korea and Nashville in the 1990s and then to Conway, Arkansas from 2003 onward. 

The Basic Series of electric basses are stripped down models using offset bodies with double cutaways and 24 frets. They come in four, five and six-string models. 

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple/Bubinga neck, Wenge fingerboard

Design Elements: Two Bartolini pickups with active electronics, asymmetrical offset body

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