Price paid: $ 300
Purchased from: zzounds
Sound — 8
This guitar can fit anyone's music style, it sounds good through the amp, but it sounds amazing unplugged. I am an electric guitar player and I have started to get more into acoustic, and I wanted to be able to play anything I want, and with this guitar you can. Only thing is when you put it on a crunchy setting through the amp, you have to turn the bass and treble down on the preamp.
Overall Impression — 10
I like to play Metal, Classic Rock, a little country now and then, and I didn't have an acoustic of my own. I have been playing for six years, and have been getting more into acoustic, so it was between this guitar, and a blue Dean acoustic-electric. I chose this one because the reviews on the Dean said it didn't last; the finish faded, sound faded, etc., and the reviews for this guitar had only good things to say about, so I chose the Ibanez and I am glad I did.
Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar could stand years of live playing. The finish over top of the natural wood looks and feels thick. Hard ware looks good. Strap buttons are solid. I would depend on this guitar for gigging without a backup. Only problem is is that the built in tuner doesn't work unless it is plugged in. I unplugged my cord from the amp, and just plugged the cord into the guitar, and the tuner worked just fine. But when I unplugged the cord, the tuner turned off immediately.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The finish on this guitar is stunning, pictures do not do it justice. You have to see this guitar to appreciate its beauty. Everything looked great on this guitar when it arrived except there were two tiny little nicks in the trim on the top. The only reason they were even noticeable is because they were right next to the tuner. You can't even feel the nicks, you can just barely see them.
Features — 9
Here are some features of the Ibanez Talman TCY20E: - Double cutaway body with figured ash top - Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard - Ivorex II nut and saddle - Ibanez Advantage bridge pins - Ibanez AEQ200T preamp and built in tuner I was a little bit skeptical of the double cutaway on this guitar, but it is one of my favorite features. The Ivorex II supposedly makes the guitar sound better plugged in, it must work because it sounds great plugged in. This guitar is perfect for the electric guitar player who wants the look and feel of an electric with the tones of an acoustic.