The Talman is back. Ibanez have dug out a mid 90's punk gem and rejigged it for 2016.
Made popular by punk and rock players in the mid 90's before dissapearing after just a 4 year period the Talman is an intriguing guitar. A blend of T Style single coils and rounded double cutaways its got an interesting and comfy feel to it.
High fret access
When you're playing punk and rock music easy access to the high frets is essential. You dont want your soloing held up by bad neck setup and this model has a fast access neck joint.
High fret access
Built with an alder body for beefier low end and sharp high end this is a versatile rock axe which is comfortable to play and can easily handle high gain tones. The Maple “Talman Classic-Plus” 22-fret neck is a traditional “C” shape for a familiar feel reminiscent of guitars from the 50’s and 60’s, The easy-playing Maple fretboard is where modern innovation takes over from vintage nostalgia. A distinct Ibanez asset is its flatter fingerboard radius which is prefered by modern players and traditional slide players alike.
Alnico Seymour Duncan pickups
The Prestige 1702M features a pair of Seymour Duncan Alnico 5-2 pro pickups for sweet old school tone and rich sustain. These are perfect for country, rock, blues or pop styles.
- Noodles (The Offspring)
- Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine)
- Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)
Here's what Ibanez have to say
Nothing speaks to the passion and pride of Ibanez luthiery more than the Prestige designation. Now, the skilled craftsman of the Ibanez Prestige team have reached back in time to resurrect one of its most requested guitar models of the past two decades. And while true to the original of the early 90's, today's Talman brings with it a familiar, yet fresh sound that places it squarely at the crossroads of modern Ibanez innovation and cherished traditional tone.
- neck type Talman Classic-Plus Maple neck
- body Alder body
- fretboard Maple fretboard w/Black dot inlay
- fret Medium frets
- bridge ITL-PRO tremolo bridge
- neck pickup Seymour Duncan® Five-Two™ (S) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- middle pickup Seymour Duncan® Five-Two™ (S) middle pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- bridge pickup Seymour Duncan® Five-Two™ (S) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- hardware color Chrome