1976 Jerry Garcia’s Travis Bean TB500 and Strap
1976 Jerry Garcia’s Travis Bean TB500 and Strap – Very well known guitar, Jerry has been photographed with this guitar and strap many times. They have both been used extensively in live performances and recording sessions. The guitar is serial number 11 making it the 2nd TB500 ever made (#10 being the first).
It is finished in the original white finish, original frets and all components. The pickup area of the body has been reworked by Jerry Himself and Dan Healy, Dan installed the pickup for the Slavedriver 360 (included with this sale). The 360 was the first guitar synth used by Jerry in the studio in the early 80s. Also in the case is an unopened pack of Jerry’s strings by Vinci Strings. There’s a letter from Steve Parish Jerry’s equipment manager for most of Jerry’s career (1969-1995); the letter verifies the pedigree of the guitar. The authenticity is beyond question. There’s also Steve’s backstage pass for the Jerry Garcia Band. The guitar is featured and can be heard and seen on the Dead album “Long Strange Trip”. The guitar is in the original hardshell case as owned and used by Jerry Garcia.
The guitar and strap can also be seen at: http://dozin.com/jers/guitar/history.htm
Jerry Garcia Travis Bean TB500 Video