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Ibanez Ibanez Talman Series TM302HM Semi-hollow Electric Guitar

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Ibanez has reached back in time to resurrect one of its most requested guitars models of the past two decades. True to the original of the early '90s...Click To Read More About This Product

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Ibanez innovation and cherished traditional tone.

Ibanez has reached back in time to resurrect one of its most requested guitars models of the past two decades. True to the original of the early '90s, 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.

The TM302HM begins with a curvy traditionally-styled, maple topped, mahogany Talman body for a strong, full sound with beefy lows and crisp, distinctive high-end. The maple “Talman” 22-fret neck is a traditional “C” shape for that comfortable, familiar feel reminiscent of guitars from the '50s and '60s—but its smooth, easily playable maple fretboard is where modern innovation takes over.

A distinct Ibanez asset is its flatter fretboard radius—a feature more conducive to modern guitar techniques, as well as being a friendlier surface for slide players. Yet another advantage comes from its smooth contoured heel at the 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 TM302HM packs two Custom Vintage Single pickups, specifically chosen for their uncanny classic tone, aggressive bite, incredible sustain, and distinctive “twang” of a traditional double single-coil guitar. Run through a 3-way pickup selector switch, these warm single coil pickups 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.

No matter what style you’re playing, the TM302HM will deliver the tones you know and love in an instrument that reflects the evolution of the modern player.

Tri Fade Burst finish
Maple "Talman Classic-Plus" neck
Fast Access neck joint
Maple top/Mahogany semi-hollow body
Maple fretboard
Black dot inlay
Medium frets
Locking machineheads
IFX10 bridge
Custom Vintage Single neck pickup
Custom Vintage Single bridge pickup
Nickel hardware

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Ibanez Talman Series TM302HM Semi-hollow Electric Guitar

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Wonderful investment!

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone


  • Pickups Not Great

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez Talman Series TM302HM Semi-hollow Electric Guitar:

I bought this through my local Ibanez guitar dealer. When it came, there were very little adjustments that had to be made. This guitar is light weight and comfortable to play, either standing up or sitting down.

The only flaw in my guitar, is that the 17th fret on the high E string has a bit of a metal-twang to it. Other than that, the build quality is not cheap, no fret hangovers, no excessive buzz.

The reason I did not give this guitar a 5 star rating was because of the pickups. The stocks were so bland and character-less, nothing like a Tele-style guitar should sound like. I went back to my dealer and bought a SeyDunc bridge pickup and a Bare Knuckle neck pickup, for about 80 doll-hairs. I installed those bad boys and now I got myself one heck of a guitar for a more than fair price.

Side note: Somewhat unrelated, but the recommended hard-shell case for this guitar does not fit it comfortably at all. I would suggest that if Ibanez is going to bring back their Talman series, they should have a Talman-shaped mold in their recommended cases. Maybe for their Prestige lines, they have a better case. Hoping to find that out when I invest in a Talman SSS Prestige. I love the shape and feel of this series.

TLDR: This guitar is well worth the money, but expect to put in some new pickups to reach it's full potential.

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