Jerry bought his first TB from Draper Music which was down the street from Keystone Palo Alto. He was in there and they pulled out the Bean and Jerry said, "Oh, God! Another weird guitar!" Then he played it. They told me he paid for it by pulling out uncashed gig checks and what ever random cash he had in his pockets.
I had TB 500 #41 (or 61?) IIRC. I sold it 25 years ago right before leaving Tucson. It had a black pickguard and a black Imron coating on the neck, two pickups and a phase switch. I originally bought it at Rainbow Guitars in Tucson in 1979. I wish I still had it.