In this Instagram photo of Yannis holding up two of his new guitars, the one on the right (in his left hand) is a Travis Bean TB-1000s. The Instagram photo is dated May 2014. In this [article](http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainment/articles/2013-02/07/foals-holy-fire-interview) from *GQ Magazine*, Yannis says "I bought quite a few Travis Bean guitars that were made in the Seventies".more
Designed by Clifford Travis Bean, Marc McElwee & Gary Kramer (who went on to form Kramer guitars in 1975). These guitars featured Koa wood 'wings' with a machined alumnum neck that ran right through the body. Humbucker pickups were mounted to/in the aluminum. As I mentioned above, the issue with these guitars was that the aluminum neck was horrible for touring musicians and didn't handle the cold temperatures very well.more
Up until the Tin Drium album Mick Marn played a fretless Travis Bean TB1000 bass. The first one he had was serial number 002. That was stolen at a gig in the UK in 1978. This was replaced by Serial number 492. THe reason he switched to the Wal was during the recording of the song Canton the neck kept heating up and going out of tune.more
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