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For the 22-fret version of this guitar, see 540PHH.
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The 540PⅡ-HH (or 540PII-HH) is a Power series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. It was part of the Roadstar Pro series and was made by FujiGen in Japan.

The 540PⅡ models are based on a new 'reverse RG style' body shape with a long, pointy lower horn. This replaced the older Power series body which had been introduced in 1987.

The 540PⅡ-HH features a basswood body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and sharktooth position markers. Components include two DiMarzio-made IBZ/USA humbucking pickups, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge and a small pickguard below the pickups.

The 540PⅡ-SH is a similar model with a single-coil pickup in the neck position. Both of these 24-fret 540PⅡ models were offered only in Japanese and European markets. The 540PHH and 540PSH are similar models offered in the USA market with 22-fret necks and no pickguard.

Although these guitars are not signature models, they were strongly associated with Alex Skolnick who is best known for is work with American thrash metal band Testament.

The 540PⅡ-HH was discontinued after 1991.

Specifications

Specifications for 540PⅡ-HH
Model name: 540PⅡ-HH
Year(s) produced: 1988–1991
Sold in: Europe / Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Desert Sun Yellow (DY) / Five Alarm Red (FA) / Green Paisley (GP) / Magenta (MG) / Purple Metallic (PM) / White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Cutaway heel
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Pickguard:
Pearl white
GP finish: Clear
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Sharktooth
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA F3 (H)
Neck pickup:
IBZ/USA F2 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / 3-way toggle

Images

Other available finishes
540PII-HH BK
Black
Desert Sun Yellow
Five Alarm Red
1990 540PII-HH PM
Purple Metallic
1988 540PII-HH MG
Magenta
1990 540PII-HH WH
White
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