Travis Bean TB500 #14 1976 White

$11,500 price drop
Free Shipping
This seller is open to offers
Shipped From
Electrical Guitar Company
Irondale, AL, United States
Joined Reverb
Preferred Seller
Quick Shipper
Reverb Protection

Buy with Confidence – Reverb Protection has you covered

  • Live support from an expert team of musicians
  • Simple and straightforward returns
  • A safe community for finding the gear you want

About This Listing

Travis Bean TB500 #14

The first generation of TB500 guitars were designed to give a budget  option to the more expensive 1000S and 1000A. This line was made into  two generations, generation one was a very small run of less than 20  instruments. The second was a more refined instrument that fit in with  the parent lines better. Each color batch was made at the same time,  black, red and most famously of all, white. The first two white versions  went to Jerry Garcia, the 3rd which is what is available now, is Marc McElwee's personal guitar of which has never been played and is dead

This instrument is number 14(all numbers of TB lines started at  serial number 11). It was made along side Jerrys 2 TB500 guitars. To say these are incredibly rare is an understatement, there has never been one made available in this condition. The last made available was another employee guitar, from the "Obe" collection and it was unassembled.

The guitar, as seen in the pictures, is dead mint. There is one slight bubble/blemish on the rear on the guitar in the lacquer that is only visible at certain angles. Other than that she is as she was on the day she was strung up. This is a beautiful piece of Travis Bean history.

Shipping worldwide is available. The guitar will ship in an SKB flight case but will have the OHSC as well. The guitar comes with a letter from Marc McElwee about the guitar. Buyer is responsible for all shipping and associated costs. 

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed3 years ago
ConditionMint (Used)
Mint items are in essentially new original condition but have been opened or played.learn more
Made In
  • United States

Reviews of this Shop


Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

iOS app store button
Android play store button
Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.