1977 Travis Bean TB1000 Standard #857
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1977 Koa Travis Bean TB1000 in good condition.
Every single screw and part has been examined, and cleaned and polished if needed. Guitar is very clean.
Guitar shows normal player wear, scratches and nicks.
The stand out quality of this guitar is the absolute slab-like Mahogony tone. The sound of this guitar is phenomenal. We're not sure if it's the pickups or the wood, or both, but it's there. It's not super heavy at 10lbs and it just has a nice soft, not-harsh tone to it. My luthier knew Travis Bean during these production years, was located very close to the Travis Bean warehouse. His quote was "this is about as good of one of these that you're going to find". This is my personal favorite Travis Bean guitar due to the tone. It of course, has the epic low action and superb playability that only a vintage Travis Bean guitar can offer. Almost plays itself. It's one of those.
Professionally set up in So Cal Jan 2019 by a longtime associate of Travis.
Neck is like a 1959 Les Paul profile and dead straight.
Guitar plays effortlessly, smoothly. Plays really, really well.
Narrow horn body, red Koa
Does not include original case, but will include a hardshell case.