#1
...so, searching for some info on a new bass by looking at old Ibanez catalogues... i came across the Ibanez Talman guitar:








Anyone have one of these?

I LOOOOOVE the Fender Toronado-esque (to a lesser extent, Jazzmaster/Jaguar) look of them!!!
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#2
one of the guys from explosions in the sky plays one, and in my opinion it i the ugliest guitar
#3
Yet you fail to post the only Talman-style guitar that matters...

The Ibanez PGM900:

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#5
Quote by Bonsaischaap
Yet you fail to post the only Talman-style guitar that matters...

The Ibanez PGM900:



Mmmmmm.... that with P90's and i'm sold
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#6
I have the Talman TC820 FM. These are one of the more rare ones. It has P90's like humbucker, flaming maple and alder with transparent butterscotch finish and a maple neck. The tone on these things are amazing, really good for punk or anything that requires vintage vibe. They're also really good for souther rock though I use it for folk metal :P as it has that distortion tone I enjoy
#9
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Those things are f*cking ugly...

Different stroke. Don't act like a **** about it
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#11
Doesn't Noodles from Offspring have his own model?

I recall them coming out and not having enough spare cash at the time - I think I'd get one if I happen to see one in the future...
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#12
^ I know he used one, not a fan but I end up knowing these things.

They come up on craigslist every few weeks for like $200-$500 depending on if the person thinks he's got a vintage secret or realizes it's a nice 90's guitar that just looks different
#13
The Resoncast ones sound pretty nice, but not quite as good as the solid wood ones. I don't own one, but I was going to buy one not long ago.
I'm pretty sure most of them are resoncast, except the highest end ones. Either way they're very nice.
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#14
Quote by littlephil
The Resoncast ones sound pretty nice, but not quite as good as the solid wood ones. I don't own one, but I was going to buy one not long ago.
I'm pretty sure most of them are resoncast, except the highest end ones. Either way they're very nice.


I think all Talmans before 1995 were resoncast and the ones after 95 were solid wood. I don't know, you'd have to do more research on that. And if I'm not mistaken, my Talman has an Alder body and a flaming Maple top.
#15
I have a TC530BK since 96. It's an amazing value guitar and I find myself holding on to it and liking it's neck profile and fingerboard a lot. The neck is a nice birdseyed maple, which seems like a higher grade than the budget on this guitar suggested.
#16
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#17
@Woffelz - What do you mean by ugly? Have you tried one? You don't like it aesthetically? Send us a pic of your girlfriend so we may understand what you mean...