The TM302 begins with a high gloss finished, traditionally styled Talman Alder body for a strong, full sound with beefy lows and stinging high-end. The Maple "Talman Classic-Plus" 22-fret neck is a traditional "C" shape for that comfortable, familiar feel reminiscent of guitars from the 50's and 60's, but its smooth, easily playable Rosewood fretboard is where modern innovation takes over. A distinct Ibanez asset is its flatter fretboard radius-a feature more conducive to the techniques of modern guitarists, as well as being a friendlier surface for slide players. Yet another advantage comes from its smooth, contoured Fast Access neck joint, which provides unfettered access to even the highest frets. Hardware includes an IFX10 fixed bridge equipped with six individual string saddles for superior intonation, and locking machine heads that guarantee solid tuning stability. The TM302 includes two Custom Vintage single-coil pickups, specifically chosen for their uncanny classic tone, aggressive bite, great sustain, and distinctive "twang" of a traditional double single-coil guitar. Run through a 3-way selector switch, these warm, single-coils are excellent for country, pop, blues or classic rock. Players who derive their distortion from an amp will appreciate the versatility and responsiveness these moderate-output pickups offer-back off on the volume and you'll find your sound transforming from a snarling bite to a clean, singing tone with softer attack.
Talman Classic-Plus Maple neck
Maple fretboard w/Black dot inlay
Custom Vintage Single (S) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
Custom Vintage Single (S) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)