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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. For 2021 the body dimensions were increased very slightly and several new pastel finishes were added for the US market.

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. The TCY10LE is a left-handed version.


Specifications for TCY10E
Name: TCY10E
Years: 2008–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China 2016–2020 / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Antique Violin Sunburst (AVS) 2016–2019 / Black High Gloss (BK) / Ivory High Gloss (IVH) 2021, USA only / Lavender High Gloss (LVH) 2021, USA only / Metallic Silver Sunburst (MSS) 2013 / Natural High Gloss (NT) 2015–2016 / Pastel Pink High Gloss (PKH) 2021, USA only / Pearl White [?] (PW) 2010 / Sea Foam Green High Gloss (SFH) 2021, USA only / Transparent Blue Sunburst High Gloss (TBS)
Body type:
Body shape:
Talman double cutaway
  Length: 460mm/ 18⅛"
    2018–2020: 368mm/ 14½"
    2021: 365mm/ 14⅜"
    2018–2020: 90mm/ 3½" (76mm at neck)
    2021: 92mm/ 3⅝"

  Material: Spruce (laminated)
  Binding: White


    2008–2017: Mahogany (laminated)
    2018–2020: Sapele (laminated)

Soundhole shape:
Neck profile:
Neck material:
2008–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2021: 1-piece okoume
Scale length:
650mm/ 25.6"
2008–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018–2021: Purpleheart w/ binding
White dot
2008–2012: Ivorex II (42mm)
2013–2021: Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
2008–2012 Ibanez Smooth Tuner AS
2013–2021:Ibanez die-cast w/ half moon buttons
Electronics/ Components
Ibanez AP2 magnetic
2008–2014: Ibanez AEQ200T w/ 2-band EQ & on-board tuner
2015–2021: Ibanez AEQ-2T w/ 2-band EQ & on-board tuner
Output jack(s):
¼" stereo end-pin
2008–2017: Rosewood
2018–2021: Purpleheart (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (white w/ black dot)
2008–2012: Ivorex II compensated
2013–2021 Plastic compensated
Hardware color:
Strings (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)
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Additional finishes/ details
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Antique Violin Sunburst
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Ivory High Gloss
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Lavender High Gloss
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Metallic Silver Sunburst
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Natural High Gloss
Pearl White [?] (PW)
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Pastel Pink High Gloss
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Sea Foam Green High Gloss
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Transparent Blue Sunburst
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AEQ200T preamp controls
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AEQ2T preamp controls
Ivorex II nut


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