Travis Bean

Travis Bean '98 guitars & basses

Travis Bean used to make excellent guitars and basses, unfortunately he passed away on the 10th of July, 2011.

We have left this page here as a tribute and so you can discuss the excellent instruments Travis used to make.



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current value of my TB. 2000

Any one know the current value of my Travis Bean Bass?
It's a TB 2000 serial# 493. It's in good condition, all original.
Thanks, bassworthy

Re: current value of my TB. 2000

Hmmm..well I just paid $1030 for number 729 with original case on eBay out of Texas

Keith

Anyone have a Standard for sale?

I have £1000 ready to give you now. If you do have one, please email me with some pix or a description at...

jason (at) foemusic (dot) (co) (dot) (uk)

I'm in London, UK

Thanks very much,

Jason

Stolen artist 1000 serial #88

This was my all time favorite guitar stolen 20 years ago.I still
miss it!You never know?

Travis Bean TB1000A #292 natural White Ash proto-type custom JERRY GARCIA ??

i OWN THE ABOVE MENTIONED GUITAR. i AQUIORED IT OVER 20 YEARS AGO, FROM SOMEONE WHO HAD A "PROBLEM" WHICH NEEDED TO BE "FIXED". ..................... i WAS A DRUMMER AND OFTEN BOUGHT AND SOLD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY......... i WOULD USUALLY SELL EVERYTHING THAT WAS NOT OF A DRUMMING NATURE........ THIS PERTICULAR GUITAR HOWEVER, BEING A DEAD HEAD OR MORE CORRECTLY A JERRY HEAD AS WELL AS A JAZZ HEAD, i KEPT. i HAVE A LETTER FROM TRAVIS BEAN AS TO ITS "CUSTOM PROTO-TYPE" STATUS BEING THAT THE BODY IS CONSTRUCTED OF NATURAL WHITE ASH. i HAVE ALSO HEARD TALK FROM OTHERS THAT THIS GUITAR WAS OWNED AND PLAYED BY JERRY GARCIA HIMSELF........... IN FACT IN LATE AUGEST OF 1995 I WAS OFFERED $50,000.00 FOR THE GUITAR FROM A FRIEND OF A FRIEND (WHO I KNEW COULD HAVE AFFORDED IT).......... THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY AND I MUST SAY THAT I REGRET NOT SELLING AT THE TIME......... i MET JERRY ON MANY MANY OCCASSIONS, PARTIED AND CUT THE RUG....... AND JUST HUNG OUT....... I TOLD HIM ABOUT THE GUITAR BUT NEVER HAD THE CHANCE TO SHOW IT TO HIM.
i AM NOT INTERESTED IN SELLING THIS GUITAR AT THIS TIME.
i MAY HOWEVER BE INTERESTED IN LISTING IT ON THE UNNOFICIAL TRAVIS BEAN WEB SIGHT.
IS THERE A WAY ON THE SIGHT TO INCLUDE PICTURES?????
ALSO: HOW CAN i DATE MY GUITAR BY THE SERIAL #
i AM JUST TRYING TO LEARN A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT MY GUITAR !
Karl Schaefer

your Travis Bean

Hi Karl,
I just read your note about meeting Jerry Garcia and the Travis Bean guitar prototype. I'm writing The Encyclopedia Of Jerry Garcia Music Venues. Please email me at slipnut01@gmail.com.

Thanks
Harry

TB3000 Wedge prototype

Wedge guitar prototype for sale. Unusual body, in that the wood surrounds the aluminum neck, rather than being cut out in the back. Factory stock. Structurally sound with slight cracks on either side of neck pocket. Well played with somewhat worn cream finish, but good frets, nut, bridge, etc. A terrific guitar. Email if interested, for pix (remove "NOSPAM" from address). First come first served.

TB3000 Wedge prototype now on eBay

Went ahead and put her on eBay. Item number 2578355784.

: Wedge guitar prototype for sale. Unusual body, in that the wood surrounds the aluminum neck, rather than being cut out in the back. Factory stock. Structurally sound with slight cracks on either side of neck pocket. Well played with somewhat worn cream finish, but good frets, nut, bridge, etc. A terrific guitar. Email if interested, for pix (remove "NOSPAM" from address). First come first served.

Re: TB3000 Wedge prototype

Is this prototype still for sale? Love to see photo?

guitar case

I need an original case for my Travis Bean Guitar. Please email me if youn have one for sale.

Re: guitar case

: I need an original case for my Travis Bean Guitar. Please email me if you have one for sale.

Artist #584 for sale

Now for sale on Ebay @ http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2560936387

Re: Artist #584 for sale

: Now for sale on Ebay @ http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2560936387
can i buy your travis bean?
rob at 609 577 3337 thanks

Re: Artist #584 for sale

Is your Bean still for sale?

TB 500 for sale on Ebay!

Hay Hay, my Super Clean natural finish Travis Bean 500 is up for grabs on Ebay! Email me w/questions or for more pics!

Artist #584 for sale

I placed this guitar up for sale in March of this year and found I couldn't part with it then. Now, after it has sat virtually unplayed for several months I realize it is time for it to be in the hands of someone who can put it to good use. I have placed the Artist on Ebay, and it can be found here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2560936387

Good luck with the bidding.

Sincerely,
Tim Castine

Re: Artist #584 for sale

Yo! fun...
i like it :)
John
<a href="http://www.toshain.com">painting</a>

need to buy

anyone interested in selling tb?

Re: need to buy

: anyone interested in selling tb?

I have some Travis Bean bodies and pickguards
for sale. Please E-mail if interested.

Kramer Travis Bean

I have a Kramer Travis Bean serial # A0851, I would like any information you might have on it. Thank you.

Re: Kramer Travis Bean

Yo! fun...
i like it :)
John
<a href="http://www.toshain.com">painting</a>

Heh. . .my name's Travis Bean. . .

Seriously, my name IS Travis Bean, heh, I live in Texas. . .I want to get a TB guitar, cos that would be really rad!

Re: Heh. . .my name's Travis Bean. . .

I have a TB3000 black wedge for sale. Original owner. With original Anvil case. Bought new. Perfect condition except finish. Anvil case foam rotted which attached to finish. A $500 refinish job would make it perfect. Anvil wants $130 to refoam and plush case. What do you offer?

Re: Heh. . .my name's Travis Bean. . .

I have a TB3000 black wedge for sale. Original owner. Bought new. Perfect condition except finish. Anvil case foam rotted which attached to finish. A $500 refinish job would make it perfect. What do you offer?

Travis Bean Bass production fault?

I noticed an earlier post from Doug stating his Travis Bean Bass fingerboard had started to separte from the neck and he broke it while trying to remove it. Well a number of years ago I had the same problem and the only way to fix this problem properly is to take it to a reputable guitar maker/repairer, as you don’t want to mess about with such a historical and rare guitar, get an expert to do it. They have machines that will melt the glue under the fingerboard and it will then come off with total ease. I used this opportunity to put on a new fingerboard with a bit of contour as I don’t like flat fingerboards and as my TB was fretless it had a lot of wear. Now it is even better than the original fingerboard.
One major production fault on Travis Bean Basses is that the body can very, very easily snap in half! I have heard this happening to a few TB Basses, one in mid gig! If you have ever taken one apart you will notice there is only about a 1” square piece of wood either side of the wood bass body where the neck slides in. Over the years the wood tends to dry out in this already unstable and fragile area. Even something like cleaning the guitar can break it very easily. This is not just my opinion I have had a guitar expert look at it and agree with me. He totally loved the bass but said that is a major production fault and this area should have been strengthened during production. If this happens it is no problem to glue the body together again but it’s not a great feeling having your priceless guitar snap in half.

Re: Travis Bean Bass production fault?

: I noticed an earlier post from Doug stating his Travis Bean Bass fingerboard had started to separte from the neck and he broke it while trying to remove it. Well a number of years ago I had the same problem and the only way to fix this problem properly is to take it to a reputable guitar maker/repairer, as you don�t want to mess about with such a historical and rare guitar, get an expert to do it. They have machines that will melt the glue under the fingerboard and it will then come off with total ease. I used this opportunity to put on a new fingerboard with a bit of contour as I don�t like flat fingerboards and as my TB was fretless it had a lot of wear. Now it is even better than the original fingerboard.
: One major production fault on Travis Bean Basses is that the body can very, very easily snap in half! I have heard this happening to a few TB Basses, one in mid gig! If you have ever taken one apart you will notice there is only about a 1� square piece of wood either side of the wood bass body where the neck slides in. Over the years the wood tends to dry out in this already unstable and fragile area. Even something like cleaning the guitar can break it very easily. This is not just my opinion I have had a guitar expert look at it and agree with me. He totally loved the bass but said that is a major production fault and this area should have been strengthened during production. If this happens it is no problem to glue the body together again but it�s not a great feeling having your priceless guitar snap in half.

YES THEE OLD SPLITTING BASS!

MINE SPLIT IN HALF WHILE MY 12 YEAR OLD SON WAS PLAYING IT ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO! YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN HIS EYES BUGOUT IN FEAR, HE THOUGHT THAT HE BROKE IT. I HAD BEEN WAITING FOR IT TO HAPPEN SINCE I HEARD THAT IT COULD HAPPEN. I BOUGHT MINE IN 1975 IT STILL SOUNDS AND PLAYS GREAT.

Wanted: TB500

I'm looking for a TB500 in at least moderate condition. Can be a little beat-up but must play well, original parts, and the price trule reflect the product. I'd appreciate pics and little history about the particular guitar your selling. Thanks for your time, hope to hear from you soon.

Accoustic Travis

What's a T837B accoustic worth? It's black and in very good condition. Thanks.

White TB1000S For Sale

Hello All!

I have a 100% original white TB1000S (#10XX) in EXCELLENT CONDITION I'm looking to sell. Anyone interested is more than free to contact me.

Thank you!

Re: White TB1000S For Sale

Hello,

I´m very interested. Would you give me more details?

Re: White TB1000S For

Do you still have the guitar? White tb1000s

Re: White TB1000S For

Still got the white bean?

I need to buy a travis bean

I'm looking for a TB1000S or a TB500

Re: I need to buy a travis bean

: I'm looking for a TB1000S or a TB500

I have #238 now up for sale for picture e-me and I will send some

selling #238

: I have #238 now up for sale for picture e-me and I will send some

Re: selling #238

: : I have #238 now up for sale for picture e-me and I will send some

do you still have the gtar for sale. can you send some pics. thanks

Artist #584 for sale

I have had a TB1000 Artist for 25 years and am now willing to part with it. The Koa is highly figured, and the guitar is in beautiful overall condition.

Re: Artist #584 for sale

The Artist #584 is no longer for sale.

Re: Artist #584 for sale

: How much?

Re: Artist #584 for sale

I would like to buy this for my husband for Easter is it still available - please call me at 860-278-5310 x1202

Re: Artist #584 for sale

: Please E-mail ME at devin@soundonsound.us

: I have had a TB1000 Artist for 25 years and am now willing to part with it. The Koa is highly figured, and the guitar is in beautiful overall condition.

Travis Bean # 15 White W/alum Neck throughout 2/pu

I have TB # 15 and am interested in best offer 2001 42nd ave sf ca 94116 -mail address David

Re: Travis Bean # 15 White W/alum Neck throughout 2/pu

: I have TB # 15 and am interested in best offer 2001 42nd ave sf ca 94116 -mail address David

Please e-mail me and let me know if it is still available.

Re: Travis Bean # 15 White W/alum Neck throughout 2/pu

: I have TB # 15 and am interested in best offer 2001 42nd ave sf ca 94116 -mail address David

Please e-mail with more info if it's still available:
rokovoko@hotmail.com
Thanks.

Re: Travis Bean # 15 White W/alum Neck throughout 2/pu

<a href="http://paxil-medication.info/">paxil</a> honeymoon, n.:
A short period of doting between dating and debting.
-- Ray C. Bandy

Wanted Travis Bean 1000 Artist Koa

I'd like to hear from anyone with a 1000 for sale, preferably the Artist Koa - I've been trying to find one to buy.

Re: Wanted Travis Bean 1000 Artist Koa

: I'd like to hear from anyone with a 1000 for sale, preferably the Artist Koa - I've been trying to find one to buy........ find one yet?

Re: Wanted Travis Bean 1000 Artist Koa

Hi Lynne,

Have you found an Artist yet? I do have one I was about to put on ebay. Let me know if you're still looking.

Tim

tb-500... what are my chances.....

of actually FINDING one at a "good price"...??? i don't care if it's beat to HELL,,, as long as the neck is all good........

TB500 pickups

Looking for 2 origional TB-500 pickups. Can anyone help?

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