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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / I've found the best Under $200.00 guitar!


south carolinia

Dec 6th, 2017 12:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

...and it's the Ibanez Talman TM330m. I bought this guitar for my nephew. I took it out of the box to check it out(big BIG mistake) right out of the box I couldn't believe what I had in my hands...the fit and finish(man these chinese guitars have come a lonnng way) This guitar has a bone nut,locking tuners,alnico single coils(with very stratty tones) and a two piece alder body. as this for $199.99( they sell normally for $399.99) B&H photo has them on sale $199.99...Musician's friend couldn't even price match them(as they said it was below their cost!!! even though B&H is an authorized dealer) I,m just amazed(and I am hard to please) get'em while you can! link below

Talman TM330M

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Murrells Inlet, SC

So, so you think you can tell.
Dec 6th, 2017 03:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sounds like a great deal IMO.

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Life makes a man tired.
Dec 6th, 2017 05:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

That is a crazy price!

I didn’t know B&H sold music gear.

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Roisin, I wanna

fight your father
Dec 6th, 2017 06:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yep, the name-brand stuff coming out of China these days is amazingly good.

I've been using B&H for most of my PA gear purchases for many years. Their prices are hard to beat elsewhere.

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Pueblo, Co

illegal is a sick bird....
Dec 6th, 2017 09:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like that offset body design.

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Life makes a man tired.
Dec 6th, 2017 10:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Me too. Quite a bit, actually.

El Kabong
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NJArmpit of Universe

A-Ahhl do the thinnin' around here!
Dec 6th, 2017 10:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

I need another guitar like I need a hole in the head (and I have a few of those already).


Southwest Florida

Alone in my principles
Dec 6th, 2017 10:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

You're a good uncle!

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retired NW Arkansas

Aspire to Inspire before you Expire
Dec 6th, 2017 11:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

Looks like free shipping to my location. This might be an item where you could "flip it" and make a few bucks if you were so inclined to do so.


What It Was!

Fairly Unbalanced
Dec 6th, 2017 01:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have an old one w/lipsticks - autographed by Jan & Dean! It was my #1 for a looong time.


south carolinia

Dec 6th, 2017 02:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

this guitar really impressed me,so much so... that I pulled the trigger on another one(for myself) Lol BTW I also have a Japanese Talman Tc825(it has a blue sparkle body,bigsby and two super58's) although this talman isn't quite as good as my MIJ one but its scary close in terms of fit,finish,playability etc...

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juneau ak.

If you must smoke, please smoke salmon!
Dec 6th, 2017 03:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

I clicked the link, Ive already got a handful of guitars that are in the 2-3 hundred dollar ball park and I play them all the time but this looks pretty tempting indeed.

FDP Data Goon

We all want

our time in hell
Dec 6th, 2017 03:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not surprised that these went cheap in the last gasp, they've clearanced 'em out for the last six months to various degrees of effectiveness.

I watched with interest when the reissues appeared...then lost any when it was maple fretboard only.

I just don't do standard maple.

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Manchester, TN

12,423 Mustangs passed and counting
Dec 6th, 2017 05:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nice looking guitar, and nice specs also, especially at that price. And you can really zoom in on those pics, enough to see that there are 3 tremolo springs. I also like the offset body...but just don't need any more guitars!



Dec 15th, 2017 06:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

Johnnybgood, Nice looking guitar. Ibanez makes some good electrics.

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but no guitar
Dec 15th, 2017 08:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yes they do.

Great materials, and great fit and finish--even on their bottom range models.

A lot like Yamaha Pacifica.

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