The original Talmans had a wide span of models, materials, and places of manufacture over the years. Most were made in Korea but some were made in Japan. Most had particle board a.k.a. "resoncast" bodies but some had alder or basswood. Bridges ranged from a mediocre quality strat style to a better quality and very cool Mustang influenced strat style to an excellent Gotoh strat style to a Bigsby/TOM style. Pickups were cool looking but unremarkable sounding lipstick singlecoils, great sounding Super 58 humbuckers, or Korean made Kent Armstrong designed SKY P90s which I haven't heard.Not to derail, but has anybody compared the new ones to the old ones from the 90s?
I've got one of the 90's ones and the neck is not that narrow. I bought it used for like $500 and I absolutely love the guitar!An update - I decided to keep playing it for a few days before returning it - basically because I really liked how good it sounded. Turns out I started to get used to how small the neck is. So, I think I'll be keeping it after all.
I've got one of the 90's ones and the neck is not that narrow. I bought it used for like $500 and I absolutely love the guitar!
I bought this same exact guitar and color (used) back in 1996 when I lived in Pompano Beach. I loved the way it sounded and it was easy to play. I wish I never got rid of it.