Magnatone Guitars!

New for Fall 2013, a complete guide to Magnatone guitars and the stories behind them!

1938-1960 Steel Guitars

1956-1963 Bigsby/Barth Era

1964-1966 Starstream Era


In 1995, I scoured the Internet looking for information about Travis Beans and Velenos. This was a time when the web was in its infantcy, before google, maybe even before altavista. I worked in IT at COSMIC at the time, a NASA contractor at the University of Georgia. we had one of the first web servers on campus, and after doing some research in libraries with books and old magazines, I put together the following information about Travis Bean guitars and put it up on our webserver.

The site moved several times, as I changed jobs and interests. Here is were it currently resides:

Aluminum Guitars: Travis Bean, Kramer, and Veleno




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