I was 19 years old when I landed a job with Michael Tobias Basses. The company was already owned by Gibson at that time. I worked with them in Burbank Ca up until Gibson moved operations to Tennessee.
I learned a whole lot about guitar building during that time. I was also fortunate to work with some amazing talented people such as: Rob Timmins, Chris Compston, Scott Ucheda, Mr Bob McDonald!! and of course Mike Tobias!!!
Below are some photos of Tobias basses from that era.
This photo is the crew I worked with and a bass that we made for Derek Smalls of Spinal Tap.
That's me right between the 2 necks :-)