The TM71 has a semi-hollow body with an off-set, single-cutaway shape inspired by the Talman series solid body guitars. It features an arched, laminated maple top with a single ƒ hole and ivory multi-binding on maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and white dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with chrome covers mounted in black plastic pickup rings, an ART-1 Tune-o-matic style bridge with a Quik Change tailpiece, a plastic nut, black speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines with half moon buttons.
The TM71T is a similar model with a vintage vibrato. The TM81 is a related model with a flamed sycamore body, different fretboard inlays and gold knobs.
This TM71 was discontinued after 2003. The somewhat similar TXD71 was introduced in 2003.
Specifications for TM71
Year(s) produced: 2002–2003
Sold in: Asia & S. America / Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2003 / Gold Top (GDT) w/ black back/sides / Jewel Blue Top (JBT) w/ black back/sides / Silver Top (SVT) w/ black back/sides
Body type: Hollow body
Dimensions: Depth: 44mm/ 1¾" (43mm at tail)
Material: Maple (laminated) Binding: Ivory multi-ply