Travis Bean TB1000 Artist - Double Cutaway Carved Top Solid Body Electric Guitar - Aluminum Neck Serial #104

Natural Double Cutaway Koa

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Weight:  10.10
Price: $7,500.00

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Serial #104

Travis Bean TB-1000A solid Koa body, carved top electric guitar, natural laquer finish with signature aluminum neck. This guitar is serial # 104. This guitar is listed in very good condition, it plays well and sounds fantastic. This does not have a case and is missing the pickguard. It weighs 10.10 lbs.


A Brief History of Travis Bean Guitar Models

TB1000S or Standard was the first production guitar to come out of the factory. They had different stages of production throughout the life of the company. Came equipped with humbucking pickups with Alnico magnets. 1422 Standards were produced.

TB500 was to be the "budget" model compared to the 1000S. They equipped these axes with single coil pick-ups and had a "strat" type body. They have a very aggressive bite to their tone. The bodies of these guitars were often made of magnolia, koa, or poplar. These were famously used by Steve Albini and Jerry Garcia [although Garcia also had a TB1000A as well]. 351 were produced.

TB1000A or Artist was to be the "uptown" model of the 1000S. Same humbucking pickups, but with a carved top, and block inlays in the neck. Keith Richards received a custom-built 5 string version of this model. 755 Artists were produced.

TB2000 was the standard bass. Made with Koa wood bodies. The basses have bright woody tone, that seem to cut through the mix easily. There were special models of these made, including short scale necks and fretless versions. 1020 TB2000 were produced.

TB3000 was Bean's answer to the Gibson Flying V. The TB3000 was the wedge model. Very futuristic design... always reminded me of a Camero's hood, there were only 45 wedge guitar produced.

TB4000 is the wedge version for the Bass. Even fewer were made: 36.

Travis Bean guitars produced units from 1974 to 1979. Mr. Bean began development on new guitars... but there has been no further mention of this to date.

Model: TB1000AUSD
Manufacturer: Travis Bean