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PostPosted: 09/03/2007 at 2:55 PM    Post subject: TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

Travis Bean TB500 #116 Black Finish on eBay. Starting bid at $2,900, BIN at $6,500.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Super.....ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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BoulderBean

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PostPosted: 09/03/2007 at 10:09 PM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

Holy shit look at the cracks on that guitar. 6K BIN? We'll see.

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PostPosted: 09/03/2007 at 10:14 PM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

Looks like it sold for that price. Gnarly cracks for sure.

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djarovsky

PostPosted: 09/04/2007 at 9:32 AM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

Someone should update the database then, as it doesn't match the fire engine red one currently in there. It appears this one is legit.

Also, if the seller or buyer of this Bean could post info on the guitar with regards to the factory setup specs (action, pickup impedance, etc.), it would be greatly appreciated! Even some close up pics would be great too.

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PostPosted: 09/04/2007 at 9:50 AM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

"Someone should update the database then, as it doesn't match the fire engine red one currently in there. It appears this one is legit."

Okay then... it's updated.

The original information from the lexiconoclast.com, which had very limited (and apparently inaccurate information)

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PostPosted: 09/04/2007 at 10:04 AM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

tb500s are rad.

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PostPosted: 09/04/2007 at 2:37 PM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

I'm kinda wondering anyone's opinion on what's going on here. This sold with BIN for $6500, and it has those cracks. The last one to sell on ebay, which was not black but I believe unfinished magnolia, sold for like $2100, and had cracks but not as bad as this one. Obviously that one was a steal, and it had non-original pickups, but that's a pretty big price difference. Maybe these are both anomolies, or I guess more likely there are so few of these guitars out there that every one is an anomoly. A guitar is only worth what any individual feels like paying for it at any time. Anyone agree or disagree?

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PostPosted: 09/04/2007 at 4:08 PM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

I agree rlrlrl. A guitar is worth what someone will pay. That black 500 was worth $6500. I'm surprised, but not shocked. The 500 that went for $2,100 was a steal.

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PostPosted: 09/04/2007 at 6:02 PM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

I think they are worth what your willing to pay. To me they are still 800.00 guitars so Im out of the running. Its not that Im saying they are crap or whatever as I really really like them, but there is no guitar worth even 3000.00 to me. I think the only reason it sold was for the fact it was black and the other was natural. The none original pickup one was a decent deal, but the main reason to get these guitars is the pickups so without the pickups most of the zing is gone.

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PostPosted: 09/05/2007 at 10:59 AM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

I did a little research and contacted the $2100 500 guy, as it seemed to good to be true. and it was. in fact he sold locally in his town for far more and emailed all bidders telling them as such, but couldnt pull the auction or something. no more bargains. also, after having played one, i can safely say that i would have bought that natural on the strength of the neck alone - the 500 has probably the nicest playing neck i have ever touched.

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TBGURU

PostPosted: 09/05/2007 at 1:31 PM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

I am the buyer of the black tb500 on ebay. The debate over the value of old stuff rages on. Is it worth that kind of $$$$ ? To me, it was. To the 32 total viewers on ebay who saw it during the two hours it was for sale, it was not worth it. As for the cracks, they are easily stabilized without much at all being altered on the guitar. The cracks often occur due to over-tightenning of the screws which mount the pickups. Original owners thought that the screws were part of the body/neck mounting system. As far as rare guitars go, I think it safe to say that in a world of astronomically priced '50s Fenders and Gibsons, any Travis Bean seems quite a value. The TB market needs only to be driven by a few thousand enthusiasts. One last thing, factor in the shrinking value of the US Dollar. We "Americans" are slow cooking, like the frog with the heat being slowly applied to the pan. Did I mention both Keef and Albini rocked out with black Beans. Rhetorically yours, TBGURU.

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Greg Bailey

PostPosted: 09/05/2007 at 3:10 PM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

Hi All,

As it's been said, ANYTHING is basically worth what an individual is willing to pay for it. I've always thought that and with the invention of eBay, we find a larger group of people to see an item for sale, so the chances of finding someone willing to pay MORE are greatly increased. So, it boils down to the fact that an item IS worth what the buyer is willing to pay................................IN MY OPINION.

Personally, I'd rather have a 1000S than any of them, but there again, I've never played an original Travis Bean guitar, much less multiple models. I guess the TB500 is so sought after because of it's rarity. I'd LOVE to see what a TB3000 Wedge, in really good condition would go for.

Greg

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djarovsky

PostPosted: 09/05/2007 at 3:35 PM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

TBGURU:

Can you help us all out with my earlier post for info from your TB500?

"Also, if the seller or buyer of this Bean could post info on the guitar with regards to the factory setup specs (action, pickup impedance, etc.), it would be greatly appreciated! Even some close up pics would be great too."

I am curious in how the bean left the factory (action, pickup height to bottom of strings, pickup impedance, etc.)

Whatever details you would be willing to offer us would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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TBGURU

PostPosted: 09/05/2007 at 3:49 PM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

The TB500 is rare, but the single coils and the fact that it weighs under seven pounds is the real beauty. The tb500 pickups sound thinnerand clearer but with a ton of spank. A typical first generation tb1000a with koa body weighs in over 10 pounds. The wedges are unplayable for the most part unless standing, when slung in a strap they tend to balance rather well (depending on strap button location) , they are as tall as a first-grader, they are also very heavy due to being koa (most are koa). From what Mr.Gallo said about tb500 vs. tb3000, I guess that he would easily pay $11,000- $12,000. Expect a wedge with original flight case to go for a very high "buy it now" on ebay upwards of $9,500.00 .

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TBGURU

PostPosted: 09/05/2007 at 4:05 PM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

Typical string height from pickup is 3/16 in. or less (rather close), which is why you see wear on the later plastic tb500 p.u. covers. The necks on tb 500s are very consistent. I have never seen the narrower nut width as seen on a few tb1000, tb3000. In fact the necks on tb500s are quite a lot like the 1961 Les Paul's, the 61-63 LP is the link between baseball-bat Gibson necks of the 50's, and the more spindly 65 and up SG necks.

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billy

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PostPosted: 06/16/2008 at 7:45 AM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

i hav a tb 500 and its black i got it for $900 ages ago is it really worth over $2000 dollers? plz reply

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Ezra

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PostPosted: 06/16/2008 at 10:59 AM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

Billy, if its in good condition its probably worth 6-8K

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PostPosted: 06/16/2008 at 9:35 PM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

If you ever decide to sell it, please send me an email at npg at bellsouth dot net.

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billy

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PostPosted: 06/17/2008 at 8:06 AM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

well i never use it if its worth 6000k-8000k ill sell it but i want to make sure thats its a tb500 ill send u a picture if u give me ur email address hotmail

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Ezra

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PostPosted: 06/17/2008 at 9:20 AM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

Why dont you send it to the Admin here and have him post it in the thread, that way you can get feed back from the entire forum. Give him the serial number as well and he can add it to the data base.

Send it here
http://www.travisbeanguit.....seaction/contact.main.htm

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PostPosted: 06/17/2008 at 3:58 PM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

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humbuck

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PostPosted: 06/23/2008 at 2:23 AM    Post subject: RE:TB500 #116 Black on eBay link

Hi Billy. do you still have the TB500?

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