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Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Brown Sunburst

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And the Ibanez Talman TCM50 Acoustic-Electric Guitar has looks that are really electric ” figured ash top with gorgeous transparent finish, multiple bound body, bound neck, chrome tuners, and a slick ... Click To Read More About This Product

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And the Ibanez Talman TCM50 Acoustic-Electric Guitar has looks that are really electric ” figured ash top with gorgeous transparent finish, multiple bound body, bound neck, chrome tuners, and a slick cutaway design. Mahogany back and sides add warm projection to its acoustic tone while an AP2 magnetic soundhole pickup with 2-band EQ lets it really rock through an amp.

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  • Figured ash top
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  • AP2 magnetic soundhole pickup
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  • Die-cast tuners
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IbanezTalman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Much nicer than the tcy10 and tcy20!

I wanted a small acoustic electric guitar to plug in and play. I have a large dreadnought, an electric and a baritone ukulele. I play the bari uke all of the time because...Read complete review

I wanted a small acoustic electric guitar to plug in and play. I have a large dreadnought, an electric and a baritone ukulele. I play the bari uke all of the time because it fits in my arms so well (and the sound is so beautiful too). I'm a woman with a smallish stature and find my dreadnought pretty unwieldy to play. I wanted to get back to playing 6 strings! So I began my search thinking I should buy a 3/4 travel guitar but my eyes landed on the Fender Stratacoustic. I really liked the look of it but couldn't stand the sound or the fiberglass back and sides. I finally laid my eyes on the Blue Ibanez TCY10. I liked the look of it and it sounded better than the Stratacoustic and for the price I thought I should at least give it a try. After speaking with the guy at GC, I learned there were other colors available. I chose to have the white one delivered directly to me. It arrived and I find that the white one has sparkles in the paint, which I loved. But I also noticed that the black body binding is not actual body binding but painted on! Cheap looking, and it just looked bad! The body and sides were not lined up and put together well. I know it's made in China, but come on! It sounded alright but there was a ton of fret buzz so I took it to my luthier where they told me that the neck is so warped that a fret dressing would not even help this guitar. They deemed it unplayable. I took it back to GC and no more white ones were available but I didn't want black or blue either. I decided to try the next model up and exchanged the TCY10 for the TCY20. (Perhaps it would be put together better?) I had them mail me the Vintage Violin color (which was much more reddish than tan from what I gathered from the pictures on their website) and I was still not 100% satisfied with the sound, it was just not as warm as I would have liked. I know I shouldn't expect much from the little money I paid but I really loved the look and the size of the Talman and wanted to see if there were other models out there. So I began researching on the internet and that's when I heard about the TCM50 on a discussion board about the Piezo Pickup vs. the AP2 Magnetic Soundhole Pickup. I went back to GC and the guy I spoke to said the Magnetic pickup is definitely warmer than the Piezo. So I ordered it, crossed my fingers and got it last week. It sounded so much nicer and much warmer even with the stock Ibanez strings! I took it down to my luthier where he "wowed" at the look of the ash top. He lowered the action a bit by lowering just the nut and he put Martin SP Phosphor Bronze Light strings on it. It sounds absolutely beautiful!! He even said that it was a really nice guitar for the price I paid for it! Obviously it's not a large booming sound but I don't expect that from such a small body. It feels great in my arms and is much more easy to play than my large dreadnought. It's light to hold but not too light or cheap feeling like the TCY10. The TCM50 feels solid!!! Through the amp it sounds amazing, like a large acoustic. I highly recommend the Phosphor Bronze strings, it makes the guitar sound very professional, again like I paid a lot more money for it than I did. So if you can't decide between TCY20 or the TCM50, definitely get the Talman TCM50!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent for the price, but try to wait for it to go on sale

I bought this to fiddle around with in my apartment. I have a few electrics and it seemed like a good time to buy something that doesn't require an outlet. Decent reviews on...Read complete review

I bought this to fiddle around with in my apartment. I have a few electrics and it seemed like a good time to buy something that doesn't require an outlet. Decent reviews on this, and a very attractive look, added to my cart. Saw a review that said it doesn't have the booming low end a dreadnought body has but otherwise plays great, and I hit checkout. Because being able to play at night without annoying any of my neighbors is a big plus these days. But, I really wish playing with it in person would have been an option.

The good: The action is amazing. Seriously, I can't remember a budget acoustic that plays like an electric. But this one does. The body is slim, the action is super low, and the pickup is surprisingly responsive. It's comfortable. The neck feels great. The body feels solid and it really looks fantastic. The photos just don't do it justice. And plugged in... that's where this one really shines.

The bad: Intonation was off by a fair amount on all strings. And since this is an acoustic with a fixed bridge, moving the bridge or re-routing it to fix the intonation just isn't worth it. Getting a custom saddle might have worked. But again, for a budget guitar, it feels a little wrong to spend that kind of money on such a small part. The gloss coat and finish didn't reach all the way into the sound hole. So there were a couple of pale spots visible. These were pretty minor, but fairly noticeable up close. And the lack of low end when unplugged was actually pretty distracting. I've seen other reviews where people said it felt like a toy. It didn't feel like one to me, but lower chords just didn't sound right unless it was plugged in. And while the lack of low end would definitely prevent a neighbor from complaining, it also prevented me from wanting to play it without an amp.

So all in all, it's not a bad guitar. It has its share of snags, it does a good job for the price, but try to find it on sale.

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(35 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this guitar!

By gibsonkid

from Brunswick,GA

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I had been play guitar for about two years but all I had was a electric guitar. So I stared looking for a acoustic-electric but I didn't want to get a standard size acoustic b/c they are to big. And then I saw the Ibanez Talman TCM50 Acoustic-Electric Guitar at a music store and I loved it so i got it. The Ibanez Talman TCM50 Acoustic-Electric Guitar is the best for the electric guitar player. It also has a great sound. Thanks Ibanez!

(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better Than it Ought To Be

By Bobbyvee1

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is an amazing little guitar. Unplugged, it has just enough volume to satisfy, yet I can play hard in my apartment late at night with no worries. The sound just seems to stop a few feet away instead of carrying. Plugged in to my amp ( Tech 21 Trademark30) I get excellent clean sounds that are much more "acoustic" than I ever expected-very nice. Cranked, I get some very unique and powerful rock & blues tones that can keep up with no shame or embarrassment. I've owned & played Ovations & other thin-body acoustic-elect. and this stands out as a clear champion. Playability is amazing. I constantly have to slow myself down to play my normal acoustic styl, because this neck just wants to be played,hard & fast. A great, fun, unique, affordable guitar.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Much nicer than the tcy10 and tcy20!

By Miss Marie

from Portland, OR

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I wanted a small acoustic electric guitar to plug in and play. I have a large dreadnought, an electric and a baritone ukulele. I play the bari uke all of the time because it fits in my arms so well (and the sound is so beautiful too). I'm a woman with a smallish stature and find my dreadnought pretty unwieldy to play. I wanted to get back to playing 6 strings! So I began my search thinking I should buy a 3/4 travel guitar but my eyes landed on the Fender Stratacoustic. I really liked the look of it but couldn't stand the sound or the fiberglass back and sides. I finally laid my eyes on the Blue Ibanez TCY10. I liked the look of it and it sounded better than the Stratacoustic and for the price I thought I should at least give it a try. After speaking with the guy at GC, I learned there were other colors available. I chose to have the white one delivered directly to me. It arrived and I find that the white one has sparkles in the paint, which I loved. But I also noticed that the black body binding is not actual body binding but painted on! Cheap looking, and it just looked bad! The body and sides were not lined up and put together well. I know it's made in China, but come on! It sounded alright but there was a ton of fret buzz so I took it to my luthier where they told me that the neck is so warped that a fret dressing would not even help this guitar. They deemed it unplayable. I took it back to GC and no more white ones were available but I didn't want black or blue either. I decided to try the next model up and exchanged the TCY10 for the TCY20. (Perhaps it would be put together better?) I had them mail me the Vintage Violin color (which was much more reddish than tan from what I gathered from the pictures on their website) and I was still not 100% satisfied with the sound, it was just not as warm as I would have liked. I know I shouldn't expect much from the little money I paid but I really loved the look and the size of the Talman and wanted to see if there were other models out there. So I began researching on the internet and that's when I heard about the TCM50 on a discussion board about the Piezo Pickup vs. the AP2 Magnetic Soundhole Pickup. I went back to GC and the guy I spoke to said the Magnetic pickup is definitely warmer than the Piezo. So I ordered it, crossed my fingers and got it last week. It sounded so much nicer and much warmer even with the stock Ibanez strings! I took it down to my luthier where he "wowed" at the look of the ash top. He lowered the action a bit by lowering just the nut and he put Martin SP Phosphor Bronze Light strings on it. It sounds absolutely beautiful!! He even said that it was a really nice guitar for the price I paid for it! Obviously it's not a large booming sound but I don't expect that from such a small body. It feels great in my arms and is much more easy to play than my large dreadnought. It's light to hold but not too light or cheap feeling like the TCY10. The TCM50 feels solid!!! Through the amp it sounds amazing, like a large acoustic. I highly recommend the Phosphor Bronze strings, it makes the guitar sound very professional, again like I paid a lot more money for it than I did. So if you can't decide between TCY20 or the TCM50, definitely get the Talman TCM50!

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best Guitar for your livingroom

By Mike

from Newtown, Pa

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I couldn't have designed a better guitar for leaving in your livingroom. Very playable, nice feel, and sound is decent (better in amp). I have more expensive guitars but this is the one I pick up and play most often. 5 stars for a livingroom guitar.

(14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

CHOCTALMAN

By Smurff Poppodoppolus

from D'iberville, MS

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

That is what I named it. It has been one of the most fun guitars I have ever owned. I own a Roland Cube and I never have any problems with feed back nor do I have any complications with sound quality. I can go from jazz soloing to funky grooves with no problem on this baby. I play it any where and everywhere. Keep it up IBANEZ!!!

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar!

By Taylor

from Atlanta

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I am so in love with this guitar! I have owned it for about 3 weeks, and can hardly keep my hand off of it. It is exactly the perfect size for me, and extremely light. It is fun and easy to play, and has great tone. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and beautiful instrument to play!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Talman TCM50 electro-acoustic

By dollarbill

from Barboursville,WV

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is the best electro-acoustic I've ever played.My guitar playing buddies cannot ,repest CANNOT,contain their lust for it!They've never played an acoustice that has the action of a solid body electric!They might have sore fingers from playing their acoustics,But I DO NOT! Ha! Ha! Ha!~

(9 of 86 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

its ok

By Jcluvsbronocs

from Kansas City, MO

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar about two years ago and it has let me down i am the youth worship leader at my church so i needed a new guitar and this one looked nice but it definately let me down but for a less expensive guitar its ok

(8 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It's OK.........

By Don

from OKC, OK

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this sight unseen,,,,pics of it looked cool. I had jacked with some other thin bodies but the price was too high, so i ordered the talman TCM50. I did like the magnetic pickup. I kept it from getting that "tin" sound. I wanted an acoustic that felt similar to and played like an electric,,,,,this guitar has not done that for me. I find it burdensome to play live due the feed back i cant seem to get rid of. The sound wasn't anything special when it didnt feedback. The price of this guitar is the only attraction. I'm no expert, but I think I'll cut bait with this guitar.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Nice,... BUT!

By Adam Hughes

from Knoxville, Tn

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

yes ,there is a big hairy BUT around the corner in my experience. I've owned this guitar for 2 years now, and this is a great sounding guitar, and the action on the neck is very good if you want an electric guitar feel with the acoustic sound. However, I've taken this to my local Guitar Center to have it to have a buzz on the 2nd (A) string in the lower neck fixed, but they can't seem to get the buzz out. :/ thought about contacting Ibanez but don't want to deal with the BS. Either way, I love the way this guitar feels when holding it and it is very versatile.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect A/E

By PhrygianPhire

from SSI, GA

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I don't own this guitar YET, but i plan to purchase it from GC. I played one that had been tweaked with slightly lower action and i felt that i had NEVER played a better acoustic. Seagull used to be my favourite brand for acoustic, and for just straight up acoustic they still are; however, for acoustic-electric, Ibanez just wiped out the competition. It plays smooth with its thin, electric-like neck, and it is practically as thin as one compared to my Yamaha FG200. It looks absolutely beautiful. I now trust Ibanez for all my acoustic-electric needs.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best christmas present ive ever gotten

By Tyler

from portland, maine

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

i cant tell you to buy this, because i didnt buy it, it wasa gift, and it is the most beautiful looking guitar i have ever seen in person, and i hav the pleasure of owning it. Its not to loud, or not to quiet unplugged, the perfect volume. plugged in it sounds amazing. fantastic guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Decent for the price, but try to wait for it to go on sale

By Brian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this to fiddle around with in my apartment. I have a few electrics and it seemed like a good time to buy something that doesn't require an outlet. Decent reviews on this, and a very attractive look, added to my cart. Saw a review that said it doesn't have the booming low end a dreadnought body has but otherwise plays great, and I hit checkout. Because being able to play at night without annoying any of my neighbors is a big plus these days. But, I really wish playing with it in person would have been an option.

The good: The action is amazing. Seriously, I can't remember a budget acoustic that plays like an electric. But this one does. The body is slim, the action is super low, and the pickup is surprisingly responsive. It's comfortable. The neck feels great. The body feels solid and it really looks fantastic. The photos just don't do it justice. And plugged in... that's where this one really shines.

The bad: Intonation was off by a fair amount on all strings. And since this is an acoustic with a fixed bridge, moving the bridge or re-routing it to fix the intonation just isn't worth it. Getting a custom saddle might have worked. But again, for a budget guitar, it feels a little wrong to spend that kind of money on such a small part. The gloss coat and finish didn't reach all the way into the sound hole. So there were a couple of pale spots visible. These were pretty minor, but fairly noticeable up close. And the lack of low end when unplugged was actually pretty distracting. I've seen other reviews where people said it felt like a toy. It didn't feel like one to me, but lower chords just didn't sound right unless it was plugged in. And while the lack of low end would definitely prevent a neighbor from complaining, it also prevented me from wanting to play it without an amp.

So all in all, it's not a bad guitar. It has its share of snags, it does a good job for the price, but try to find it on sale.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I want another!

By Buddy

from Christmas Valley, Oregon

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I bought my Talman used and a music store in Bend, Oregon. I have had this guitar for years now and love it. My son wants it so I am hoping to buy another and give my first one to him. Of all the guitars I have owned (I have had quite a few including some "Major Name Brands") my Talman is my favorite. The thin body combined with Ibanez's perfect neck makes this guitar a dream to play.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    i would definately buy this one again!

    By Crazy Craig

    from Houston, Tx.

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

      Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Nice comfortable cutaway, just the right thickness I was looking for..

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome guitar

      By Boyd

      from Sparks, NV

      Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      First: I am a newbee, or at least to say I am a newbee again. Picking up music after years of not playing so starting over. I was looking for a good looking acoustic and got caught up in the electric versions. I decided on this one because I wanted the feel of an electric, sound of acoustic and pickups that are a bit more than a mic in the body. I have had it a couple of days, and grated I have not even gotten close to using to its full potential. But in the couple of days I am impressed with the sound and feel. Very nice and to me seems easy to play. The guys at my local GC helped me choose a nice fender amp for a hundred bucks, and had the perfect fitting case (didnt expect that) in stock. I did have to tune this at home, as all the strings were about a twist off of tune. The look is not as striking as in the picture, a bit more subdued imho, but a very sharp classic look. A complete inspection top to bottom and I found no flaws, no fret issues (some have said that the frets out of alignment happens, mine were perfect). Neck, tuners, everything was flawless. This has a bit of a chiming sound versus the booming sound you might get from a jumbo, and thats perfect for me. With the fender amp, its a great match. Thank you GC, you guys helped me well and took care of me. Customer forever...

       
      5.0

      Love it !!

      By Bob J

      from O C, Ca

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Stayed in tune for 2 weeks !! My expensive guitars don't even do that.

         
        4.0

        The most comfortable guitar you'll ever own

        By Joe Mama

        from Motor City

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Big time buzz on 5th string. I couldn't live with it and returned it. I also bought a TCY-10 and kept that one. A little better value, IMHO.

            Also no tuner. TCY-10 has a wonderful tuner and costs $100 less. Not that much difference in tone between the pickups for $100. Sounds a little bit like a cigar box until you plug it in. Then it sends like my Martin.

            But still the most comfortable, easy to play guitar I have ever held.

             
            5.0

            10/10. Would buy again

            By Nick

            from New Jersey

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I'm learning to play guitar, and this guitar makes it easy. Amazing sound, holds tune, the neck is super easy to play on.

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