New japanese Talman models

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    is the talman supposed to be a tele or a Strat?

    answer. yes.
     
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    I’ve always loved the Talman shape.
     
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    and Katalox fretboards
     
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    That black one is calling my name. :yum:
     
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    I know that these are styled after vintage Fenders, but the non-matching headstocks completely put me off these, especially the black one.

    Love the shape, love the idea of these, just they look part finished to me :(
     
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    But the neckheel isn't rounded as on the former models :( I wonder why...
    I like the Talmans, but now it lacks the little modern twist that (not just has a purpose but also) make its look so much better.
     
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    Cool but maple fretboard would be much cooler :yum:
     
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    Me too, but more as a bass.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. These just look bland to me. They should do something cool with the body shape. Like a metal Talman. :D
     
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    I've thought these were bland, too. They are missing something. I've thought a redesigned pickguard would make the design pop more. You've got an amoeba shaped body with an amoeba shaped pickguard...I'd redesign the pickguard. Give it a design that fits the space but doesn't necessarily follow the body lines. I think that would help the eye find the design more interesting and less....blah.

    Quick edit: I would have the pickguard go into each of the upper and lower horns and meet into the middle of the body at an off-center spot. Kind of like a chevron, but a rounded off/mid-century boomerang. If that makes sense.
     
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    Goth Talman baritone. Yes.
     
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    Love the black one. White too, but I'd want it with a black pickguard.
     
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    Like those a lot except for the vintage saddles
     
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    oh my yes
     
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    I do wish they included some of the more oddball specs like P90s and lipstick pickups a la the old 90s models. Though the strat esque models make sense, especially when Ichika Mo is pushing these in the Japanese market.

    Either way these are great. I own 2 non prestige models and they're not far off the MIJs. I still want that black one though.
     
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    Being a big Ibanez fan I've always liked the Talman but I don't exactly get these. Loss of the sculpted neckheel is disappointing but the colors are a lot more interesting than the last run while still keeping with the more traditional vibe. The guitars will be great playing and sounding based on the last run they did but I'm not sure who the target audience is. Price seems to be between $1-1.5K US which is in line with a US Made Fender. Why get this over a Fender other than liking Ichika or Yvette Young? Why get this over a HSS/22fret AZ? As someone who loves Ibanez and whose next guitar will be something with a single coil in the neck, this doesn't stand out from the crowd for me.
     

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