The double-cutaway Talman is Ibanez's rebel with a cause. Electric players looking to add an acoustic-guitar dimension to their arsenal go head-over- heels for this distinctive hybrid. You've noticed by now that we at Ibanez hold a studious respect for tradition. That said, every now and then you have to hang a right where everyone else is turning left.
The Okoume neck provides greater playing comfort.
The Purpleheart fretboard emphasizes the beauty and the rich tonal character of this bass.
Spruce remains the most popular wood for acoustic guitar tops, mainly due to its pristine tonal clarity.
Sapele Back and Sides:
Sapele back and sides offer a full-bodied and warm mid-range and a bright tone.
Ibanez Under saddle Pickup:
The Ibanez Under saddle Pickup accurately reproduces the acoustic nature of the bass.
Ibanez AEQ-2T Preamp with Onboard Tuner:
The AEQ-2T preamp is specifically-designed to adjust the frequencies of a bass and a treble, and allows operation of the built-in tuner without the instrument being plugged in.
The Purpleheart bridge transfers string vibration directly to the body, delivering a natural and warm tone.
Ibanez Advantage Bridge Pins:
These pins really are an advantage over old-fashioned pins. Advantage pins are easier to take out and easier to put in than standard pins. A special bulb-shaped end makes the pin easy to grip and also prevents the pin from being pushed in too far. Best of all, with Advantage™ the pin and string stay put.