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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
  • Mahogany neck, back, and sides
  • AP2 magnetic soundhole pickup
  • Chrome hardware
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IbanezTalman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (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

 

Wanted to like it

I bought this guitar with high expectations. It looked so good. Indeed, when I received this Ibanez Talman TCM50, the finish was outstandingly beautiful! I wish the tone would have been too....Read complete review

I bought this guitar with high expectations. It looked so good. Indeed, when I received this Ibanez Talman TCM50, the finish was outstandingly beautiful! I wish the tone would have been too. I can't figure out what the low E and A strings were there for. There was no real resonance for these two strings when playing unplugged. D, G, B and high E sounded nice. And the lower strings sounded better plugged in. If you want a guitar to play without an amp, IMHO you should look elsewhere.

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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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      i would definately buy this one again!

      By Craig Sharp

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      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..

         
        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.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Not bad at all

            By Donald

            from Cloverdale, VA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I bought this guitar out-of-box so I could save a little cash, not a bad idea by the way. This guitar has a very twangy tone acoustically, I haven't tried it plugged into an amp yet.. I can't imagine that will sound good. The only problem I am seeing so far is a fret buzz issue. Not a hard fix. I was getting really bad buzzing on the first and second fret. Tuned it last night and it's still in tune. Honestly, if you want an acoustic I recommend you save your money and get something better, but if you end up getting one of these you probably won't be disappointed.

            Oh yeah! and this thing seems just a tad bit on the junior side.. I was expecting it to be a little bit bulkier, but it's almost smaller than my electric!

            Bad tone, obnoxious sounds, and weird stuff is kind of my thing.. so I may be biased.

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            suuperr guitar! i plan to buy more!! i love it to a tee!

            By james106

            from Belcourt north dakota!!

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            if its anything in this world i know! its guitars! i played all kinds of guitars all my life! played in a band all my life! but compared to other guitars! i have to say this one is one of my favorites!this guitar is a beauty and it rocks ! hooked to an amp or not! it rocks any song i play! in fact i have played it around the clock! and it stays in tune! easy to play and it feels like it was made for me! oh so grand! just wish it had my name on it! yOO! if your interested in this guitar! by all means dont wait get it! you will be glad you did! i plan to buy more just like it! for i love it! thank you so much!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Head Turner

            By Preacher

            from Sebastian FL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Head turner
            • Not Bad For The

            Cons

            • Cases Cost To Much

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • CHURCH
            • Gig
            • Practice

            Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I bought this for my sons first guitar so I can get my Ovation back but I think I'd rather have his now. For the price this guitar is great, its small footprint, light weight, low action and looks make it great for almost anyone whether you play electric or nylon. Admit it who doesn't want a guitar that people drool over when you are playing. It is very bright when played unplugged (with new strings of course) I have not had a need to plug it in yet and I have read the reviews that it is not as bright when plugged in. Well my answer to that is, "use a good mic and mic it......" Anyway if you are reading this review you are already interested in this guitar so just do it hit the purchase button, you will not be disappointed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (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...

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Don't look here for a bad review

            By Truedatus

            from Winchester, Tn.

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good highs and lows
            • Light-weight Low Action

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Anyone that would give this guitar a bad review hasn't played mine. You've got the highs, the lows, and more volume if you need it. The deep dark wood-grain finish is immaculate. Beautiful guitar is an understatement.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Whimsical fun!

                By Joe

                from Indiana

                Pros

                • Great plugged in
                • Light

                Cons

                • Acoustic Tonality

                Best Uses

                • Gigs Jams Campfires

                Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I bought this strictly to play plugged-in. I don't want deface my really good guitars with electronics. Don't buy this hoping for anything other than amped.
                But it is a very fun guitar. I love the whimsical construction/design. Action was pretty good right off the shelf, but when I change strings next, I might take the shim out from under the saddle and see that happens. The truss rod really couldn't be tweeked any more than how it came to me.
                I'm lovin' it played through a Crate Telluride amp, they seem to have built from one another.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great little guitar

                By Heman

                from Utah

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Item came and as usual for items from Musicians Friend, it was exactly as described. I bought a used item and it had one tiny scratch on the guitar front, I buffed it out. Not bad for a used item. I did a little work on the saddle, pins and fret board and now guitar sounds like an item many times more expensive. Great little guitar for the first time guitar user, which happens to be my grand child.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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