TALON

 

 

The Talons are known to be described as tweaked Ibanez RG guitars. The Talon has a basswood body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, one Heartfield humbucker (bridge position), two Fender single coil pickups (neck and mid position), 22 frets, a single-ply black pickguard and a Floyd Rose II tremolo system. Ultra slim "U" shape neck radius is 17" (431.8 mm), scale length is actually 25.5" (648 mm) despite all documentation stating 25.1".
Talons with a Kahler-labelled tremolo had no screws all through the neck at the nut, and no string retention bar. Other tremolos did.
As opposed to all other Talons, the 'regular' Talon had no lower contour body scoop and no tapered body near the heel.

Heartfield colour codes available for this guitar: Black (506 - available from late 1991), Montego Black (564), Midnight Blue (573), Chrome Red (574), Frost Red (577) and Mystic White (589).

First documented month of manufacture: January 1991 (serial number A10453, not pictured on this site). Last documented month of manufacture: December 1991 (serial number L14896, not pictured on this site). The guitar appeared in Fender Frontline first in autumn 1991 and last in autumn 1993.

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Type: 1991 Fender Talon
Serial #: B10457
Remarks: Note the difference of the script type used to write "Talon" when compared with, say, J14526 (below).
Above photo credits: The owner, Pawel Popenda.

Type: 1991 Talon
Serial #: E10151
Remarks: Note that the colour is black as opposed to montego black.
Above photo credits: The owner, Marko O.

Type: 1991 Talon
Serial #: E10164
Remarks: This guitar has a lot of modifications. It was frost red originally, for example. Other mods: Tremol-No bridge, custom pickguard by Terrapin Guitars, including HS configuation and 1 push/pull volume pot wired to George Lynch specs. Neck pickup is Seymour Duncan SSL-3RwRp "hot", bridge is a Floyd Rose Red series humbucker.
Above photo credits: The owner, Dave Stewart.

Type: 1991 Talon
Serial #: G91016
Remarks: The colour is some sort of non-standard blue, though no refinish. David Gilmour EMG-DG20 pickups and custom moto-style pickguard.
Above photo credits: The owner, Eric Pederson.

Type: 1991 Talon
Serial #: G91112
Remarks: The colour is Mystic White.
Above photo credits: The owner, Dave.

Type: 1991 Talon
Serial #: G91402
Remarks: The colour is Montego Black.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1991 Talon
Serial #: G91902
Remarks: The colour is Mystic White.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1991 Talon
Serial #: H10701
Remarks: The colour is Montego Black.
Above photo credits: The owner, Frank Barile.

Type: 1991 Talon
Serial #: I14236
Remarks: The colour is black, not montego black.
Above photo credits: The owner, Marko O.

Type: 1991 Talon
Serial #: I14404
Remarks: The colour is Frost Red.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Ryan.

Type: 1991 Talon
Serial #: J14508
Remarks: The colour is Midnight Blue. Modifications: Pickups are DiMarzio Paf Pro in bridge, Jackson single coils (stacked humbuckers) in mid & neck; volume & tone knobs are chrome steel; all electrical components & body cavity shielded for noise suppression.
Above photo credits: The owner, Kevin Druck.

Type: 1991 Fender Talon
Serial #: J14526
Remarks: None.
Above photo credits: An Ebay auction.

Type: 1991 Talon
Serial #: J14615
Remarks: The colour is Midnight Blue.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

 

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