The TCM50 features a double cutaway body with a figured ash top with a tri-oval soundhole and a wooden marquetry pickguard on mahogany back and sides. The mahogany neck has a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and white dot position markers. Components include a compensated plastic saddle in a rosewood bridge with ivory bridge pins, a plastic nut, and chrome Ibanez tuning machines. Electronics consist of an Ibanez AP2 magnetic pickup connected to an Ibanez AEQ200M preamp with 2-band EQ powered by a 9V battery, and a ¼" output jack.
For 2018 the rosewood fretboard and bridge was replaced with purpleheart. For 2019 the mahogany neck was replaced with okoume. For 2021 the body dimensions were changed very slightly and the preamp was changed to the AEQ2TM with an onboard tuner.
The TCM50E is a similar model with an on-board tuner. The TCM20064 and TCM60 are related models with a spruce top and heart soundhole design. The TCM71 is a related model with flamed maple top and back.
Specifications for TCM50
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China 2002–2020 / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA 2002–2020
Made in: China
Finishes: Dark Night Ocean Open Pore (DNO) 2017–2018 / Galaxy Black Open Pore (GBO) 2019–2021 / Natural High Gloss (NT) 2012–2020 / Transparent Black Sunburst (TKS) 2018–2019 / Vintage Brown Sunburst High Gloss (VBS) 2003–2021 / Vintage Sunburst (VS) 2002