The TM302 is a Talman series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2015. It represents the rebirth of the series which had been discontinued in 1998. It was produced in China.
The TM302 features an alder body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Custom Vintage single coil pickups mounted in a white pickguard, an IFX10 Telecaster-style fixed bridge with six independent saddles, a bone nut and locking tuners.
In mid-2017 a new fretboard material, treated New Zealand pine, replaced rosewood.
The headstock of the TM302 features a straight-pull design, which allows the strings to come straight off the bone nut, eliminating the need for a string tree or a tilt-back design. The fretboard has a 12" (305mm) radius meaning it is flatter compared to traditional styled guitars from other brands which enhances the player's ability to bend notes and allows for a lower string action. The Fast Action neck joint improves access to the upper frets.
The TM302M is a similar model with a maple fretboard.
The TM302 was discontinued after 2017 along with all but a couple of Talman models.
Specifications for TM302
Year(s) produced: 2015–2017
Sold in: Asia / Europe / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Ivory (IV) / Sea Foam Green (SFG) 2015–2016 / Tri Fade Burst (TFB)