Ibanez offers Talman acoustic/electric uke

(Dave Molter | Posted 2011-01-23)

Ibanez offers Talman acoustic/electric uke

Ibanez Talman acoustic guitars have an instantly identifiable look and offer players the comfort and playability of an electric guitar in an acoustic. Now Ibanez has extended the Talman idea to produce a sweet-toned, double-cutaway acoustic/elctric nylon-string ukulele.

As anyone who has attended the last few NAMM shows can testify, ukuleles are a hot item. But far from this trend signaling a resurgence of Hawaiian bands, ukes are appearing with increasing frequency in the new wave of Americana music which also features banjo, dobro and upright bass in addition to acoustic guitars.

There's even the Kala UBass, an acoustic/electric bass uke built on a baritone ukulele body.

Built in the shape of the classic Talman acoustic, this newest addition to the growing collection of Ibanez ukuleles features an all mahogany body. The UK-300T ukulele preamp (pictured at right) is equipped with a 2-band EQ for adjusting bass and treble. It also includes a built-in onboard tuner to ensure stable performance every time you hit the stage.

Visually a standout, the Talman ukulele is right at home among the rest of the Ibanez ukulele lineup, bringing rich and textured sound to your fingertips. For more information about Ibanez Talman ukulele and all Ibanez guitars, visit us at Ibanez.com

Talman Uke specs
Neck: Mahogany
Top: Mahogany
Body: UTCY
Tuners: Chrome GroverŪ Open Gear Tuners
Pickup: Ibanez Under Saddle Pickup
Electronics: UK300T Preamp with 2-Band EQ and Onboard Tuner
Fretboard: Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard
Strings: Aquila Ukulele Strings
Finishes: Natural High Gloss Finish
Scale/Length 382mm
a: Width at Nut 35mm
b: Width at Joint 44mm
c: Thickness 1st Fret 17.6mm
d: Thickness 7th Fret 20.6mm
Radius FLAT

The TAlman uke has aretail proce of $299.99 USD, including gig bag.Ibanez Guitars has a long history dating back to Japan in 1908. The company initially gained a foothold in the US with a line of guitars patterned after popular models by Fender and Gibson. By the mid-1970s, Ibanez had begun to produce unique designs and was among the first companies to premiere a line of neck-through basses with active EQ. Today Ibanez guitars are used by high-profile players such as Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, and its basses continue to offer upscale features and looks at affordable prices.

From a press release.

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