Travis Bean TB1000A

  • Travis Bean TB1000A (Artist) electric guitar
    Travis Bean TB1000A


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1974 to 1979

The Travis Bean TB1000A (Artist) was a fancier version of the TB1000S (Standard). It had a carved book-matched Koa body, block position markers and an optional ebony fingerboard. The Artist model had natural, single color or pearl finish options. This guitar had the Travis Bean aluminum neck - which came in 2 width options. There were 755 TB1000A guitars produced in total.

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Number of control knobs4 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls


Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups


Finish colorsblack finish, natural finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length


Body materialkoa body
Body shape featurescarved top, double cutaway
Pickguard materialstainless steel


Fingerboard inlay materialmother of pearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersblock fingerboard position markers


Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialaluminum neck
Neck width1.5 inches wide at nut, 1.75 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret
Nutaluminum nut
Peghead (headstock)cut-out headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side


TunersSchaller tuners

Prices (2)

1975$895newguitar-listList price
1978$700newBill P.Sent it to Travis Bean to have coil tap switches installed. Sold it when times got hard in the early '80s.

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