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The TCY10E is a Talman acoustic series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2008. It is made in China.

The TCY10E features a double cutaway body with a laminated spruce top with an oval soundhole 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 Ivorex II saddle in a rosewood bridge with Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, an Ivorex II nut, and chrome Ibanez tuning machines. Electronics consist of an Ibanez under saddle pickup connected to an Ibanez AEQ200T preamp with 2-band EQ and on-board tuner powered by a 9V battery and a ¼" stereo end-pin output jack.

For 2013 the Ivorex II nut and saddle were replaced with plastic and the tuners were replaced with Ibanez die-cast tuners with half moon buttons. For 2015 the preamp was replaced with the Ibanez AEQ2T. For 2018 the rosewood fretboard and bridge was replaced with purpleheart. For 2019 the mahogany neck was replaced with okoume.

The TCY10 is a similar model without the on-board tuner. The TCY10EDX is a similar model with sharktooth fretboard inlays. The TCY10G is a similar model with gold hardware. The TCY15E is a similar model with black tuner buttons and solid finishes. The TCY12E is a related model with a mahogany or sapele top.


Specifications for TCY10E
Years: 2008–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Antique Violin Sunburst (AVS) 2016–2019 / Black High Gloss (BK) / Metallic Silver Sunburst (MSS) 2013 / Natural High Gloss (NT) 2015–2016 / (PW) 2010 / Transparent Blue Sunburst High Gloss (TBS)
Body type:
Body shape:
Talman double cutaway
  Length: 460mm/ 18⅛"
  Width: 368mm/ 14½"
  Depth: 89mm/ 3½" (76mm at neck, 90mm at body end)

  Material: Spruce (laminated)
  Binding: White


  Material: 2008–2017: Mahogany
                2018–2020: Sapele

Soundhole shape:
Neck profile:
Neck material:
2008–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece okoume
Scale length:
650mm/ 25.6"
2008–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018–2020: Purpleheart w/ binding
White dot
2008–2012: Ivorex II (42mm)
2013–2020: Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
2008–2012 Ibanez Smooth Tuner AS
2013–2020:Ibanez die-cast w/ half moon buttons
Electronics/ Components
Ibanez AP2 magnetic
2008–2014: Ibanez AEQ200T w/ 2-band EQ & on-board tuner
2015–2020: Ibanez AEQ-2T w/ 2-band EQ & on-board tuner
Output jack(s):
¼" stereo end-pin
2008–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Purpleheart (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (white w/ black dot)
2008–2012: Ivorex II compensated
2013–2020 Plastic compensated
Hardware color:
Strings (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/ details
2018 TCY10E AVS 2Y 08
Antique Violin Sunburst
2013 TCY10E MSS 2Y 03
Metallic Silver Sunburst
2016 TCY10E NT 2Y 04
Natural High Gloss
Pearl White
2019 TCY10E TBS 2Y 09
Transparent Blue Sunburst
AEQ200T preamp
AEQ200T preamp controls
Ibanez AEQ-2T diagram
AEQ2T preamp controls
Ivorex II nut
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