I got this Talman about 3 weeks ago on a trade and have about $50 bucks in it. I was planning on reselling it, but the more I played with it, the more I liked it, so I decided to keep it. The neck profile is really close to a Les Paul. I have put brass bridge pins on it and changed over to Martin Silk & Steel strings. I dig the mellow fingerpicking tones I get from it.
And this is the $75 Simon & Patrick I scored the other day. It's a freakin' cannon!