TALON I

 

 

The Talon I has a basswood body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard with dot inlays and 22 frets. The difference with the original Talon is that is had a Floyd Rose Original tremolo system, a 2-ply pickguard, two Heartfield humbuckers (bridge and neck position) and one Fender single coil pickup (mid position). 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.

It used to sell for $849.99.

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: December 1990 (serial number L90212, not pictured on this site). Last documented month of manufacture: December 1991 (serial number L10329, not pictured on this site). The guitar appeared in Fender Frontline first in winter (i.e. early) 1991 and last in autumn 1993.

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Type: 1990 Talon I
Serial #: L90496
Remarks: This is a modified Talon I, since it has the unusual two-humbuckers-only pickup configuration.

Type: 1991 Talon I
Serial #: B91063
Remarks: The colour is Frost Red, and it's labelled "Fender".
Above photo credits: The owner, Paul S. Abrams.

Type: 1991 Talon I
Serial #: C91039
Remarks: The colour is frost red. It is labelled "Heartfield".
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1991 Talon I
Serial #: D10362
Remarks: The colour is frost red. It is labelled "Fender".
Above photo credits: The owner, Paul S. Abrams.

Type: 1991 Talon I
Serial #: F91425
Remarks: The colour is Chrome Red.
Above photo credits: The owner, Ross Diaz.

Type: 1991 Talon I
Serial #: F91516
Remarks: This guitar is rather heavy so is probably not made of the usual basswood. Also, it has a rare Heartfield-labelled tremolo installed.
Above photo credits: The owner, Paul S. Abrams.

Type: 1991 Talon I
Serial #: J10372
Remarks: The colour is Midnight Blue.
Above photo credits: The owner, Olav Dale.

 

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