The TM81 is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2002. It was made in China.
The TM81 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 flamed sycamore top with a single ƒ hole and ivory multi-binding on flamed sycamore back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and abalone bar 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, gold speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines with half moon buttons.
The TM71 is a related model with a maple body, dot fretboard inlays and black knobs.
This TM81 was discontinued after 2003.
Specifications for TM81
Year(s) produced: 2002–2003
Sold in: Asia & S. America / Europe
Made in: China
Finish(es): Lite Sunburst (LS) 2003 / Vintage Sunburst [?] (VS)