Travis Bean Guitars documentary in production!
I'm really excited to announce the project that myself and a few others have been heavily involved in for the most part of 2008. We've been flying to southern California and Nevada shooting interviews for a Travis Bean documentary! During this time we were able to locate most of the employees that worked at the shop. Having a chance to interview them on video has been a great privledge and honor, and we're extremely excited to complete the project and get it out to the world.
In the meantime, we've created a separate site dedicated to the documentary itself. At this site we will keep you informed on production progress and eventually provide some trailers and sample footage. Please visit TravisBeanMovie.com!
At this point we're about half way through completion. We have completed Phase I which included employee interviews and company background. Phase II will focus on the musician perspective, and we'll be starting that shortly.
We were fortunate to interview quite a few employees including the great Travis Bean himself. Everyone has been extremely open with their stories and homes, and their pride and enthusiasm of being a part of this instrument shows very clearly. Everyone believed that they were building the best instrument at the time, and everyone put their hearts and souls into each instrument that left the shop.
Phew... working on the Bean site is hard work. Why not buy me a beer so I can cool off? If this site has been helpful in finding or selling your Bean, or increased your knowledge of this great guitar/bass, how about buying me a beer? (Suggested: $3 a beer or $7.50 for a pitcher)
Submitted on 01/24/2009 at 6:16 PM