SOLD - Travis Bean TB1000A Artist 1975

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Who buys vintage guitars?  We do! 

Call 530-570-1525 or email to sell your vintage guitar, bass, amplifier, etc - one piece or a collection!  We are always ready to buy instruments, amps and effects from Fender, Gibson, Martin, Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Marshall, Vox and just about anything else related to musical instruments.   You can also click here for more info on selling us vintage instruments, amps, parts, etc.  

No sales tax for customers outside California.

My first Travis Bean after nearly 30 years in the business.  What an experience it is to play this amazingly cool guitar.

One of 755 made of this model, and an early one as well, bearing the serial number 156.

The Travis Bean story is pretty interesting, however short it is.  Check this page out.  There's an article in there about the development of Kramer guitars and the relation of the company to Travis Bean.  

The Travis Bean design intent was to make a guitar that would never suffer from neck issues like warping and changes from variance in humidity, requiring adjustment and sometimes repairs to standard neck guitars.  The aluminum neck is fastened all the way to the bridge, providing incredible sustain and a truly distinct tone.

The original pickups are hot as well and really drive an amp.  The whole thing feels and sounds different, ballsy and powerful!  

There are no repairs to the guitar and everything appears to be original.  The original case is in very good condition for it's age.

There is noticeable wear - the guitar has been played.  See pics for details.

This is an opportunity to join a pretty exclusive group of guitar owners.

Shipping policy:

Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 2% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.   

Color: Natural
Weight: 10lbs 15.7ozs
Body: Koa
Neck: Aluminum
Fretboard: Ebony
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Blocks 
Frets: Original Medium Jumbo
Fret count: 22
Nut material: Brass
Nut width: 1 1/2"
Scale: 24 1/2"
Radius: 0"
Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.78"
Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.88"
Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1.0mm
Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 1.5mm
String gauge: .010-.046"
Hardware: Chrome
Bridge Pickup: 11.46k OEM Travis Bean
Neck pickup: 12.17K OEM Travis Bean
Tuners: Original
Pots: Original
Case: OHSC

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