TALON II

 

 

The Talon II has a basswood body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, a DiMarzio Super 3 humbucker in the bridge position, DiMarzio Super Distortion in the neck position, one Fender single coil pickup (mid position) and a Floyd Rose Original 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". The difference with the Talon I is that it has 24 frets.
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 $929.99.

Heartfield part numbers: 131-3200 (summer, fall and winter 1992) and 125-3200 (summer 1993).

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 L90373, not pictured on this site). Last documented month of manufacture: December 1991 (serial number L10459, not pictured on this site). The guitar appeared in Fender Frontline first in winter 1991 and last in autumn 1993.

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Type: 1991 Talon II
Serial #: A10015
Remarks: The colour is Montego Black.
Above photo credits: The owner, Gary Winders.

Type: 1991 Talon II
Serial #: C91129
Remarks: The colour is Frost Red.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1991 Talon II
Serial #: H10663
Remarks: The colour, which the owner said is factory, is Purple Spark.
Above photo credits: The then owner, Roy Moore.

Type: 1991 Talon II
Serial #: H10668
Remarks: None.
Above photo credits: An Ebay auction

Type: 1991 Talon II
Serial #: J10146
Remarks: Heavily modified, this one: Refinished (the pearly white is probably not factory), with white plastic parts and chrome hardware. Click here for a very nice example of the "solid O" Talon logo.
Above photo credits: An Ebay auction

 

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