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.
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)