Travis Bean TB1000A #68 very early, beautiful koa! with OHC

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Rene's Shop
Hamburg, Germany
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This beautiful Travis Bean Artist is one of the very rare early versions of the TB1000A. It was one of first 3 TB's that have found it's way to germany in the early 70s. I am just the 2nd owner and the guitar is in good condition for it's age.
The early Travis Bean guitars have the "Made in USA" stamp on the back. These are also the models that went to Keith Richards, Jerry Garcia and Ronnie Wood. The first owner changed the Pickups in the 90s because they were too microphonic and sold them away. We tried to get them back but unfortunately 30 years later no luck with that. The pick ups now installed are from David Barfuss and are 99% correct reproductions from the original Travis Bean pickups. He was in contact with Frank Kelleher, who was winding Travis Bean pickups/ building the guitars in the 70s. The pickup base plates (alu not steel) and covers (steel) are also correct repros from Fran Krause from the the US. The pick ups have a split coil feature with push pull. The electronics are all orignal except the one push pull poti.
Weight is 9,5 lbs which is on the "lighter" side for a Travis Bean.
Comes with original hardshell case and an additional set of tuners.

Happy to answer any questions.
It's a lovely and once in a lifetime guitar so I don't need any low balling and please: polite conversations only.

Can show the guitar on Zoom, no problem.

Local pickup in Hamburg/ Germany mandatory for the safety of both of us.

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Product Specs

Listed3 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
Right / Left Handed
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Body Type

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