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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

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)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Depth: 44mm/ 1¾" (43mm at tail)
Top:

  Material: Flamed sycamore (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed sycamore (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Knob style:
Speed (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore TM
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone bar
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez ACH2 (H) passive/ceramic
Neck pickup:
Ibanez ACH1 (H) passive/ceramic
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
Vintage Sunburst (?)
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3
Control layout
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