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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 :-)