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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.[1]

Design elements

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.

Related models

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

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)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
Fast Access
Bridge:
IFX10 fixed
Pickguard:
3-ply white/ black/ white
Hardware color:
Nickel/ white knobs
Neck
Neck type:
Talman Classic-Plus
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2015–early 2017: Rosewood
2017: Treated New Zealand Pine
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Bone
Machine heads:
Locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
SS
Bridge pickup:
Custom Vintage Single (S)
Neck pickup:
Custom Vintage Single (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):
.010–.046

Images

Other available finishes
2016 TM302 IV
Ivory
2016 TM302 SFG
Sea Foam Green

Sources

  1. TM302 product page (New Zealand pine), Ibanez USA (website), archived from the original November 2017
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