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2019 TCY12E OPN 2Y 06
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The TCY12E is a Talman acoustic series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2016. It is made in China.

The TCY12E features a double cutaway body with a laminated mahogany 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 plastic saddle in a rosewood bridge with Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, a plastic nut, and chrome Ibanez tuning machines. Electronics consist of an Ibanez under saddle pickup connected to an Ibanez AEQ2T preamp with 2-band EQ and on-board tuner powered by a 9V battery and a ¼" stereo end-pin output jack.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard and bridge was replaced with treated New Zealand pine or purpleheart and the mahogany back and sides were switched to sapele. For 2019 the mahogany neck was replaced with okoume and the fretboard and bridge became purpleheart in all markets.

The TCY10E is a related model with a spruce top.

Specifications

Specifications for TCY12E
Years: 2016–2020
Areas: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / North & South America and Oceania
Made in: China
Finishes: Open Pore Natural (OPN)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Talman double cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 460mm/ 18⅛"
  Width: 368mm/ 14½"
  Depth: 89mm/ 3½" (76mm at neck, 90mm at body end)
Top:

  Material: 2016–2017: Mahogany (laminated)
                2018–2020: Sapele (laminated)
  Binding: White

Back/sides:

  Material: 2016–2017: Mahogany
                2018–2020: Sapele

Soundhole shape:
Oval
Neck
Neck profile:
TCY
Neck material:
2016–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece okoume
Scale length:
650mm/ 25.6"
Fingerboard:
2016–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018: Treated New Zealand pine or purpleheart w/ binding
2019–2020: Purpleheart w/ white binding
Inlays:
White dot
Frets:
20
Nut:
Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half moon buttons
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
Ibanez AP2 magnetic
Preamp:
Ibanez AEQ-2T w/ 2-band EQ & on-board tuner
Output jack(s):
¼" stereo end-pin
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
2016–2017: Rosewood
2018: Treated New Zealand pine or purpleheart
2019–2020: Purpleheart (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (white w/ black dot)
Saddle:
Plastic compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Strings (factory):
.012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
Ibanez AEQ-2T diagram
AEQ2T preamp controls

Sources

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