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Houston

PostPosted: 12/20/2005 at 8:38 PM    Post subject: Serial # question link

I'm buying a bean from someone locally that is in good condition around 9.3/10, the number is around 1000ish, don't remember specifically. Would you say that $1900 is a good price considering the current market for them? Also it doesn't come with a case but it is the original owner. Also what difference do you guys think the serial number makes? Is there a trend in the early or later ones that stand out in any way? Or would you say that a TB is a TB and that they are all pretty much equal.

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PostPosted: 12/21/2005 at 12:41 PM    Post subject: RE:Serial # question link

$1,900 is at the top end for a 1000S unless it is black apparently. The case is not such a big deal. Lower serial numbers are considered more desirable. For the 1000S, some people look for a number below 1000.

What is more important (in my opinion) is the version of the 1000S you are getting. Up through serial #1100 or so (I think) the 1000S had a thicker body and slightly smaller horns. When Travis Bean lost control of the company the new management forced some changes in design that were supposed to make the guitars more "playable," i.e. thinner bodies and wider horns. Many people think these changes were not for the better. The Kaman article on this site has all of the details on this subject.

Bottom line is - how much do you want that particular Bean? If you wait around a few months you might be able to save a few hundred buck. Then again, you might not. Let us know what happens.

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PostPosted: 12/21/2005 at 1:28 PM    Post subject: RE:Serial # question link

Thanks for the reply, I think I am going to go ahead and get it even if it is at the top end. I really want one and I would be kicking myself if I couldn't find one for a while. I feel kind of stupid but I'm looking around for the articles and I can't seem to find them.

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Houston

PostPosted: 12/21/2005 at 1:35 PM    Post subject: RE:Serial # question link

Actually I found where it is listed, under history, but neither link is working, they are both coming out as gibberish anyone have an idea?

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Houston

PostPosted: 12/21/2005 at 1:36 PM    Post subject: RE:Serial # question link

Just ignore this last few notes heh...I figured it out and now I feel like an idiot. Nevermind.

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PostPosted: 12/28/2005 at 11:26 AM    Post subject: RE:Serial # question link

Hello

The article is here:
http://www.travisbeanguit.....seaction/history.main.htm

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