The Power or P body is an offset double-cutaway shape with thin horns. It is reminiscent of the RG body, but the sides are tilted toward the top, making the top smaller than the back.
The 540P features an alder body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret rosewood fretboard with dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio built IBZ/USA pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and single-coils at the neck and middle positions, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.
Instead of a typical 3-way or 5-way lever selector for the pickups, there is a mini-toggle to activate each pickup. In addition the bridge humbucker can be coil-tapped to get a single-coil tone. The 1988 model lacks a tone control.
The 540P is based on the first of two body shapes designed for the Power series. The 'reverse RG' styled Power body style was introduced in 1988 with the 540PⅡ-HH and 540PII-SH. The 540P was discontinued after 1988 in favor of these new models.
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