Talisman review by Street Guitars

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.3 (10 votes)
Street Guitars: Talisman

Purchased from: www.Streetguitars.com

Sound — 9
This is definetly a guitar for the Indie generation. The tones very thin and mellow and when played with an overdrive or distortion pedal, can be easily changed to suit any alternative/rock-ish sort of person. The amount of choice you get of what tone and generally what sound you get out of it actually really up to what format your amp is set at, as not many effects can be squeezed out of th guitar on one setting.

Overall Impression — 9
This guitar is my kind of thing. It has looks sounds brilliant has interesting and up to date gadgets. The options are good as well as the price and the bundle going with it is tremendous. You get a free hard case and wireless reciever box and it is absolutely outstanding. This guitar can compare to nothing, it is new, technical, and just an all round brilliant musical instrument.

Reliability & Durability — 8
The guitar is very high-spec and full of digital equipment so is quite delicate and shuold be treated quite gently. But as mentioned earlier the battery's whole life is about 6 to 8 months. this makes it a very useful piece of music machinery. It is a rather durable thing although lots of things on it are delicate and the pick-ups must be cleaned regularly.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The finish is everything to make this guitar what it is. The mahogany body is wonderful and the granite makes it feel like your holding a greek statue (more metephorical than lyrical). This guitar was an honour to behold and I hate to say but I looked good with it. The whole of it was perfectly justified and the bridge on it is just excellent.

Features — 9
This guitar is quite hard to decide upon. On being given an afternoon with it for reviewing purposes, I was inclined to give it back. The sound is breathtaking. And the pickup quality, is hard to put into words. It has two EMG Humbuckers one an 81 and the other an 89. On top of that it has one EMG SAV single-coil pickup which sounds absolutley outstanding once you play a riff or two. This is a guitar made by Alan Street who is a successful guitar builder set up in southern UK. The guitar is outstanding and has such brilliant spec. The Moses fretboard, holding 22 medium frets, is graphite, like the fingerboard which covers a solid mahogony body. Housing a rechargable NiCad battery unit, which supplies a wireless system given free with the guitar, which tracks your signal from 200 feet away. The guitar is remarkably only 10lbs which is considerably light for a guiatr with a battery so powerful it doesnt't lose charge when it's off, which means you can leave it in it's case for a few months, and still have the same amount of battery life it had before you put it away. So the guitars spec is brilliant and it makes the guitar so good.

14 comments sorted by best / new / date

    sounds cool - the pups sound awesome, but i dont like the finish =/ - it jus looks odd to me
    Mr Jeb
    whao that is wierd lookin...i do like it tho, sounds nice aswell
    emg's are a heavy bass pickup. i have the 81/85 combo in my ibanez, and trust me, they're not for indie or soft rock
    Kevin Saale
    I don't really dig active pickups and I'd rather have a more vintage tremelo, but for a gigging metalhead, I don't know how you could go wrong with this ting. Hell you even have the single coil for some cleans. All around this seems like it would be great for metal and hard rock. I can't say much more as I'm more of a classic rock kind of guy.
    Mistaa Man
    EMG's... you're b--ch'n with them things ! But they are more for metal. not so much indie and softrock as Local and Scumbag said.
    it looks nice, good review it really just makes me think of the ibanez S or prestige series