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Database TB1000A #1097

Model:   TB1000A
Type:   Artist - Guitar
Body:   Koa
Neck:   Polished Aluminum
Serial:   #1097
Date Purchased:   N/A
Date Submitted:   03/20/2005
Last Modified:   03/20/2005

First Name:   Tom
Last Name:   Druker
Country:   UK

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Description:   I don’t know an amazing amount about Beans, but I’m damned if this isn’t the nicest guitar I’ve touched, held, played or indeed set eyes on. There’s some superficial damage- a few nicks on the front, belt wear and scratches on the back, the volume and tone knobs work fine but are cracked inside (which looks pretty cool)- unsurprising for anything (people included) that has been gigged since the late 70’s and to be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way as it just builds the character and the uniqueness of the guitar. I play in a Dub/Ska/Hardcore band in South-East London called Bogus Gasman (, but I’m hardly using this guitar for live stuff as I play with a four piece horn section, which takes away some of the subtle tone and sustain etc of the guitar- It seems almost too precious to risk playing live. I’m planning on starting something more stripped down to try and utilise it to its full potential. I bought this guitar from John Banfield, who now owns # 1394. If anyone knows anything about this guitar's history I'd love to hear from them.