Gear Reviews

Epiphone Toby Deluxe reviewed in TopGuitar magazine

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the December issue of the magazine features a review of Toby Deluxe electric bass guitar from Epiphone. The instrument was delivered for review by Epiphone distributor in Poland, Lauda Audio.

Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Maciek Warda:

“There were many versions and variations of the Tobias body shape, but they always kept their characteristic, slanted line which some call 'sports’, others (probably the least accurately) 'aggressive’, and some 'modernistic’. For me, this bass just strives to jump out on stage, into the limelight, to play solos and steal the show.”

“The neck is unique, which is instantly noticeable after laying your hands on this bass. It’s a result of using Tobias’ patented Assymetrical Neck. Michael Tobias was one of the first who used assymetrical neck profile – thicker on the upper side, getting thinner in the lower region.”

“For the last few years of Tobias bass being manufactured under Epiphone brand, it became accessible to absolute newbies and beginners. I am almost certain that the Epi Toby positively affects those who have previously lacked the courage to go out and play; it motivates, inspires and makes playing easier.”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

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Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.