Ibanez Talman (Electric/1990s series) Hard Case?
Hi, i've had an Ibanez Talman for coming up to two years now. It's the 'TC' discontinued model, so an electric, not the modern acoustic ones that are still being made under the same name. It's TC740, for anyone interested in the specifics, and I've learnt pretty much everything I know about Talmans from the few websites dedicated to these guitars (especially grateful to a guy called Bill).
Google images: Talman TC740.
Anyway, what was a near pristine, 10+ year old guitar when I bought it second hand is now becoming dinked about due to gigging/carrying in padded soft case. I have literally scoured the internet and come across so many 'sold with hard case' adverts going back years, and yet they're often unbranded cases, and I'm totally at a loss as to how to get one that fits the guitar.
I love the guitar. If anyone owns a talman, it is quite literally a unique and wonderful guitar. I'm not going to go into that too much. Hopefully you guys are far bigger experts than me. And that's what I'm hoping for. Does anyone know, if they used to own a talman or otherwise, a specific hard case that fits the guitar? Is there a dedicated 'Ibanez' one, or will I have to just chance across one that fits in some music shop?
I should say btw that I have tried every local music store within a 30 mile radius, and none of their generic hardcases fit the guitar, at least, don't fit well enough that I'd be happy to spend £50 in the knowledge that the guitar is rattling around, poorly protected, in a badly fitted case.
I really would appreciate any help whatsoever on this. I'm about to go off to uni, and there is no way I'd take it without a case. The closest I have come was to find the 'Noodles Signature NDM2' case; it's a Talman, I assume some of you guys are familiar with it.
The case's serial number is 'NDM1000C'. It seems to be the exact thing I'm looking for, and around the same price as the common Ibanez 'M100C' case, £85-90.
I'm in the UK and, as I said, this is the closest thing I've found. Due to location, sourcing the case has been impossible. I'm a student, and I'm not willing to get a case shipped halfway around the world at half the cost of another decent second hand guitar. The case seems to be even more rare than the guitars itself, which only pop up online at about the rate of one every two to four months!
As I said, any help would be absolutely great. Cheers!