Eastwood ETB500 Vintage White
Eastwood ETB500 Vintage White
Eastwood ETB500 Vintage White
Eastwood ETB500 Vintage White
Eastwood ETB500 Vintage White
Eastwood ETB500 Vintage White

Eastwood ETB500

Regular price £1,098.00 GBP

Only 12 in stock!

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Over the past couple of years, we've been humbled that so many of you have chosen our tributes to the most iconic instruments to have graced the stage with the Grateful Dead. Wolf has been an overwhelming success, and as I write this we're in the process of shipping out pre-orders for Tiger.

The On-Board Effects Loop is perhaps the most exciting feature about these guitars, but it wasn't Wolf or Tiger that first had the privilege of showcasing this innovative system. In 1976, on stage at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, the OBEL made its debut installed in a Travis Bean TB500.

The original TB500 #12 was used almost exclusively between '76 and '77, and for a slew of performances and recordings after that. It went on to be sold at auction for a quarter of a million dollars, but this is your chance to own a faithful reproduction at a substantially lower price. We've had TONS of requests to make a tribute to this one... so let's do it!

The ETB500 will pay tribute to the original in almost every detail*, including OBEL and individual on/off switches. It will be built at our top factory in Korea - you will NOT be disappointed in the quality.

*NOTE* This release will feature a bolt-on maple neck, not aluminum.

Features & Specs
  • Body: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck: Bound Maple, Bolt-on Neck
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, Dot Markers
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4" 
  • Width at Nut: 1 11/16"
  • Pickups: 3x Custom-Wound SCs
  • Switching: 3 Mini on/off switches
  • Controls: OBEL Effects Loop, Master Volume, Neck Tone, Middle/Bridge Tone
  • Bridge: Vintage S-Style
  • Hardware: Grover Imperial Style
  • Strings: GHS #10
Case Fit
  • Premium Soft Case: Standard Guitar Optional Add-On 


    Add a Question/Comment
    • So is this going to have an aluminum neck?! If so, sign me RIGHT up!

      Sorry, but no - our version is built with a maple neck. We wanted to keep the price point where it's at, which just wouldn't have been possible if including an aluminum neck.

    • What will the headstock look like? Will it have the “T” cutout or another detail/logo?

      Yes, there will be a "T" cutout on the headstock. As we are making the neck/headstock out of wood, the cutout will not be as large as on the original aluminum; there needs to be enough material for structural purposes.

    • Will the neck pocket utilize the standard Fender shape to allow optional the purchaser, if he wishes, to substitute an aftermarket aluminum neck?

      Yes, this will have a standard FMIC neck pocket.

    • Hey guys, Can you possible make my ETB500 in Koa like all the original Travis Beans instead of Mahogany? If not maybe Cocobala?

      Hey Mark,

      Thanks for the suggestion! While we would have loved to include a Koa body like the originals, we were really more interested in making a quality recreation of the guitar at a price that most people can afford. We simply would not have been able to hit this price-point if we were to use more expensive materials like Koa or Cocobolo. 


    Zero-Risk Returns*
    It takes time to know whether or not a new instrument is for you. So, we give you 45 days after delivery to decide!

    Fast, Free Standard Shipping*
    With shipping origins around the world, experience the same fast shipping speed no matter where we ship from.

    Easy Returns*
    If you change your mind, we'll prepare some return labels and issue a full refund when the guitar arrives back.

    Lifetime Limited Warranty*
    All guitars come with a lifetime-limited warranty, with options to upgrade.

    *Free standard shipping available within the US, UK, and EU only. Fast, affordable shipping is available everywhere else.

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