Throughout the entire video you can see the guitar being used. Billy used this during the Mellon Collie a good amount. Guitar was made by Ibanez with Billy Corgan but never made into a production model. Guitar was listed and sold on Reverb.com with certificate of authenticity and signed by Billy. Guitar was listed with Heritage Auctions at one time. Links provided. https://reverb.com/item/14094660-smashing-pumpkins-billy-corgan-played-autographed-custom-ibanez-talman-1994 https://entertainment.ha.com/itm/musical-instruments/electric-guitars/billy-corgan-signed-custom-made-ibanez-electric-guitar-total-4-items-/a/7164-89682.s http://www.spfc.org/band/equipment.html?equipment_id=403more
Sonic Youth's [website](http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/gtr70.html) states, about this Ibanez Talman used by Kim Gordon: "Used by Kim/Thurston: 1999-2009 1999 -- F#F#GGAA (probably -- THURSTON) & DADGGB (Lightnin' - KIM) 2000 -- DADGGB (Lightnin' - KIM) 2001 -- DADGGB (Lightnin' - KIM) 2002 -- EBEGGB (Plastic Sun - KIM) 2003 -- EBEGGB (Plastic Sun - KIM) 2004 -- EBEGGB (Plastic Sun - KIM) 2009 -- CDGADG (Malibu Gas Station - KIM) NOTES: Purchased immediately after the gear theft in July 1999, this was originally played by Thurston during the remainder of the July gigs, then used by Kim for "Lightnin". She seemed to favour it during her solo SYR5 gigs, too. Resurrected for an oddball tuning (yes, "ADG" are all tuned up!) on 'Malibu Gas Station' in 2009, Bigsby now removed. Gold finish 2 soapbars Rosewood fretboard Tortoise pickguard 2 knobs 1 slider Bigsby style tremolo (added) Gauges for CDGADG = .052 .042 .026 .017 .014 .012 Listed as "IBANZ" on 2000 set lists. Listed as "ibanez" on 2002 set lists."more
an okay guitar with strat trem, solid lipstick pickups, good fret access but a shredder slim neck. I have had this forever and just feel mediocre about it. I should reneck it to be U shaped and more ME! or sell it. I rarely play this guitar.
SOLD.... when a guitar sits in my closet for YEARS? gotta go
great grunge, blues, jazz, hard rock, alternative noise making machine. I have the dual humbucker with bigsby and could not recommend it higher. slim wizard neck, 25' scale length, bolt on neck (nicest sanded away heel I have ever seen), 2 dirty humbuckers nickel covered. amazing beast.
Updated the pickups on it to a pair of Bare Knuckle War Pigs. Put a piece of wood in back of bridge to hold it in place since it floats. Real fun to play, very Fender Strat like neck, and real bright sounding.
Really?........ click on the photo it's of a DJ who's clearly not Tom DeLonge and there's not a single guitar in the picture, let alone specifically an Ibanez Talman. And I try and add his Signature Fender Strat and get told there's not enough evidence? This site is a joke.