Ibanez Talman Series Electric Guitars
The initial run of Ibanez Talman Series electric guitars lasted from 1994 to 1998, and in those four short years it was picked up by all kinds of guitarists and even spawned signature models for Paul Gilbert and Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman. The Talman Series also gained a devoted following - so devoted that the calls for its return started immediately after it was discontinued. Ibanez did resurrect it in a new form with the Talman acoustics that launched in the early 2000s, but as good as they are, those were no replacement for the original! Thankfully, they finally brought back the Talman electric guitars in 2015, returning one of the most-requested Ibanez models to the hands of eager guitarists everywhere.
So what is it that sets the Talman Series apart? Ironically, part of the appeal is that there aren't many traits they all have in common - rather, these guitars come in lots of varieties so you can pick out exactly what's best for your own tastes and playing style. If you like an alder body, check out the TM302 and TM303M electric guitars. More of a mahogany type? Try the TM330M on for size. Or maybe you're interested in something a little less solid: in that case, you'll find the resonance you're looking for in the Talman Series TM302HM Semi-hollow Electric Guitar.
Naturally, it wouldn't be a proper lineup of Ibanez guitars without some Prestige Series models to choose from as well. So if you're a pro looking for an axe that's in a league of its own, make sure to get a good look at options like the Ibanez Talman Prestige Series TM1803M and TM1730AHM. They're the same early-'90s inspired design, turned up to '11' with even more impeccable craftsmanship. Of course, you'll be getting a great instrument no matter which of the Ibanez Talman Series electric guitars you go for. Standard or Prestige - that choice is up to you and your pocketbook.