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2016 TM1702M TFB
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The TM1702M is a Talman series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2015. It represents the reintroduction of the series which was discontinued in 1998. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The TM1702M features an alder body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret maple fingerboard with dot postition markers. Components include a retro-style fixed bridge, a pair of Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro single coil pickups, a bone nut and Gotoh locking tuners.

The TM1702M is one of a small number of Talman models sold outside the US market.

Design

The headstock of the TM1702M features a straight-pull design, which allows the strings to come straight off the bone nut, thus eliminating the need for a string tree or a tilt-back design. The fretboard has a 12" (305mm) radius which is flatter than many traditional style guitars, enhancing the player's ability to bend notes and allowing for a lower action.

Related models

The TM1702 is a nearly identical model with a rosewood fretboard. The TM1702P is a similar model with a pearloid pickguard and rosewood fretboard. The TM1702AHM is similar except that it has an ash body and black knobs and pick guard. The TM1730M is a related model with a third pickup and tremolo bridge.

The TM1702M was discontinued after 2017 along with all of the Talman models in the Prestige line.

Specifications

Specifications for TM1702M
Model name: TM1702M
Year(s) produced: 2015–2017
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Tri Fade Burst (TFB) / Vintage White (VWH) 2015–2016
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
Fast Access w/ stainless plate
Bridge:
IFX-PRO fixed
Pickguard:
White
Hardware color:
Chrome/ white knobs
Neck
Neck type:
Talman Classic-Plus
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Bone
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG360 MG-T locking
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
SS
Bridge pickup:
Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro (S)
Neck pickup:
Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle

Images

2016 TM1702M VWH
TM1702M Vintage White Red copyright sprite

Videos

Talman Prestige Series Overview

Talman Prestige Series Overview

Talman TM1702M Prestige

Talman TM1702M Prestige

Sources

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