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TC830FM BT
F515798



TC530 BK
F422998



TV650 WH
F422401



TC220 DG
C7116552



TC740 BK
F620610



TC740 MN
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TC620 RM
F??????



TC530 BB
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TC420 MG
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TC730F TR
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"Bill Gaphardt's Ibanez Talmans"


DATING IBANEZ GUITARS



  The Resoncast on original Talmans was medium-density fiberboard (MDF), which took otherwise unusable bits of alder and mixed them with resin for a high-pressure compression. This material actually had a very "vintage" sound quality. For pickups, the Talmans used Sky pickups, from Korea. Skys were one of the few pickups at the time that were actually wound as replicas of the original Danos. Talmans also used Sky replicas of '60s mini-humbuckers.

  The firstTalmans were the TC530, TV750, and TV650, all of Resoncast with bolt-on maple necks. The TC530 featured three of the Sky lipstick pickups and a Vibrato, great for Ventures tunes.

The TC530 featured three of the Sky lipstick pickups and a Vibrato, great for Ventures tunes. The TV750 offered one lipstick flanked by two of the mini-humbuckers, plus vibrato. Both were unbound bodies and were available in gravure flame finishes, The TV650 was similar to the TV750, but had a top bound in pearloid celluloid. These models were made in Japan and were offered for only one year.

  In '95, the first batch was replaced by an expanded line. Most were still Resoncast, but began to use more traditional materials. Resoncast models included the TV550 (mini/lipstick/mini,vibrato), TC620 (two soap-bar humbuckers, stoptail or vibrato),

and the TC630 (three lipsticks, stoptail). Two wooden models debuted, the TC830 (flamed maple over alder, three lipsticks, stoptail) and the TC420 (solid basswood, two humbuckers, vibrato). After 1995, the Resoncast Talmans disappeared and production shifted to Korea. The TC620 was continued in 1996 as a light ash model. The TC630 also became light ash and lasted into 1997. The TC420 remained in the line through 1998.

  The new Korean Talmans were joined in 1996 by two more models, the TC625 (alder, two Super 58 humbuckers, Bigsby) and TC730F (light ash, three lipsticks, stoptail). These lasted only a year.

  In '97, the Talman line shrank to the TC630 plus two new models, the TC825 (sparkle-finished alder, two Super 58s, Bigsby) and TC740 (alder, two lipsticks and one V8 humbucker, vibrato). The Talman's next-to-the-last gasp came in '98, when they were joined by TC220 (agathis, two humbuckers, vibrato) and a lefty version of the TC420L. After '98, the Talman line expired, except for being reprised later as an acoustic/electric model.










Vintage Guitar Vintage Guitar July 2005

1994 TC530, TV650 & TV750
     
        

Model Available
Finish
Body Neck
Material
Neck
Type
No.Frets/
Type
Fingerboard Inlay Bridge Hardware
Color
Neck
Pickup
Middle
Pickup
Bridge
Pickup
TC530 ABB, BK, PB
GFA,ROB
Resoncast 1 Piece
Maple
Talman 22/
Medium
Rosewood Pearl Dot TZ100 CH Sky SLV1 (S) Sky SLV1 (S) Sky SLV1 (S)
TV750 GQBS Resoncast 1 Piece
Maple
Talman 22/
Medium
Rosewood Pearl Dot TZ100 G Sky FBV1 (H) Sky SLV1 (H) Sky FBV1 (H)
TV650 WH Resoncast 1 Piece
Maple
Talman 22/
Medium
Rosewood Pearl Dot TZ100 G Sky FBV1 (H) Sky SLV1 (S) Sky FBV1 (H)
ABB / Azure Blue Burst
BK / Black
GFA / Gravure Flame Amber
GQBS / Gravure Quilted Brown Sunburst
PB / Pale Blue
ROB / Royal Orangeburst
WH / White
1995 TC620, TC630 & TV550
  
Model Available
Finish
Body Neck
Material
Neck
Type
No.Frets/
Type
Fingerboard Inlay Bridge Hardware
Color
Neck
Pickup
Middle
Pickup
Bridge
Pickup
TC630 BK,PB,IV,GAA Resoncast 1 Piece Maple Talman* 22/ Medium Rosewood Pearl Dot TT50 CH Sky SLV1 (S) Sky SLV1 (S) Sky SLV1 (S)
TC620 BP,RM,MA Resoncast 1 Piece Maple Talman* 22/ Medium Rosewood Pearl Dot TT50 CH Sky H100 N/A Sky H100
TV550 BK,WH Resoncast 1 Piece Maple Talman* 22/ Medium Rosewood Pearl Dot TZ100 G Sky FBV1 (H) Sky SIV1 (S)
(New)
Sky FBV1 (H)
* All Access Neck Joint
BK / Black
BP / Black Pearl
GAA / Gravure Alder Amber
IV / Ivory
MA / Metallic Avocado
PB / Pale Blue
RM / Raspberry Metallic
WH / White
1996 TC420, TC620, TC630, TC730, TC820 & TC830
     
 BODYNECKNECK TYPEFRET TYPEBRIDGENECK P.U.MID. P.U.BRIDGE P.U.AVAILABLE COLOR:
TC630LIGHT ASH1 PC. MAPLETALMANMEDIUMTT50SKY SLV1SKY SLV1 (R)SKY SLV1BK,IV,OS
TC620LIGHT ASH1 PC. MAPLETALMANMEDIUMTT50SKY H100 SKY H100BP,OM
TC730LIGHT ASH1 PC. MAPLETALMANMEDIUMTT80SKY SLV1SKY SLV1 (R)SKY SLV1BK,TR
TC420BASSWOOD1 PC. MAPLETALMANMEDIUMTZ30POWERSOUND (H) POWERSOUND (H)BK,CM,MG
TC830FMFLAME MAPLE TOP
ALDER BACK
1 PC. MAPLETALMANMEDIUMTT50SKY SLV1SKY SLV1 (R)SKY SLV1BT,TG
TC820FMFLAME MAPLE VENEER TOP
ALDER BACK
1 PC. MAPLETALMANMEDIUMTT50SKY H100 A SKY H100 BBT
TC820WNWALNUT VENEER TOP
ALDER BACK
1 PC. MAPLETALMANMEDIUMTT50SKY H100 A SKY H100 B 
BK (BLACK)
BP (BLACK PEARL)
BT (BUTTERSCOTCH TRANSPARENT)
CM (CRIMSOM METTALIC)
IV (IVORY)
MG (METALLIC GREEN)
OM (OLIVE METALLIC)
OS (ORANGE SUNBURST)
TG (TRANSPARENT GREEN)
TR (TRANSPARENT RED)
1997 TC420, TC630, TC740 & TC825
MODELBODYNECKNECK TYPEFRET TYPEBRIDGENECK P.U.MIDDLE P.U.BRIDGE P.U.AVAIL. FIN.
TC825Alder1pc. MapleTalman MRMediumGibraltor
w/ Bigsby
Super 58 (H)N/ASuper 58 (H)FBL, FSL
TC740Alder1pc. MapleTalman MRMediumGotoh 510ATSky SLV10 (S)Sky SLV10R (S)V8 (H)BK, MN
TC630Light Ash1pc. MapleTalmanMediumTT50Sky SLV1 (S)Sky SLV1 (S)Sky SLV1 (S)BK, IV
TC420Basswood1pc. MapleTalmanMediumTZ30PSND1N/APSND2BK, MD
BK (BLACK)
FBL (FLAKED BLUE)
FSL (FLAKED SILVER)
IV (IVORY)
MD (MEDITERRANEAN GREEN)
MN (MINT GREEN)
1998 - 2004 TC220, TC420, TC740, TC825, PGM900 TC720 & NDM1
     
  BODY NECK TYPE FRET BRIDGE NECK PU MID PU BRIDGE PU COLOR
TC825 alder talman mr medium gibraltor II super 58 n/a super 58 fsl
TC740 alder talman mr medium gotoh 510at sky slv10 sky slv10r v8 nn
TC420 basswood talman medium tz30 psnd1 n/a psnd2 fsl, bk, md
TC220 agatis talman medium standard 6 point psnd1 n/a psnd2 bk, dg
PGM900 mahogany talman medium fixed super 58 n/a super 58 tr
TC720 alder talman medium tt50 super 58 n/a super 58 fsl
NDM1 basswood talman medium fixed inf1 (H) infs1 (S) inf2 (H) tsg
BK (BLACK)
DG (DEEP GREEN)
FSL (FLAKED SILVER)
MD (MEDITERRANEAN GREEN)
NN (NIGHT NAVY)
TR (TRANSPARENT RED)
TSG (Taped Stained Gray)
  


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