The Man Behind MTD - Michael Tobias
Michael Tobias began his career by doing repairs in The Guitar Shop in Washington D.C in 1974. The early experiences that he gained by fixing a wide variety of instruments, most of them being acoustic, helped him later go one to design and build some of the most impressive electric basses in the world. "The most important thing I learned is that, no matter what the instrument is, it is first and foremost acoustic. If an instrument sounds weak acoustically, adding pick-ups will just amplify its shortcomings," says Michael. "Throughout my career I have tried to apply this principal to everything I build."
Michael's prestigious American MTD basses are incredible instruments that have drawn praise all over the world. Known for their exotic woods, fantastic tone and incredible playability, MTD basses bring out the best in those who play them.
Driven by a desire to offer superb electric basses at a price that everyone can afford, Michael created the MTD Kingston series of basses, which are carefully manufactured to his exact specifications by a high-end, Far East instrument builder. MTD Kingston basses share many of the same design elements and qualities as his handmade American basses, but at a much lower price.
Michael Tobias is a legend in the bass community who's talent and commitment to quality have advanced the art of bass building to a great degree.
Adds Michael, "Thank you for your interest in MTD Kingston. I hope that these basses will bring you satisfaction and enjoyment."
(Click HERE to read Michael's suggestions for setting up your Kingston bass!)