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The 540P-TC is a Power series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. It was part of the Roadstar Pro series and was also referred to as the 540PTC. In Japan it was marketed as the 540P30.

The 540P-TC features an alder body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include a DiMarzio built "triple coil" IBZ/USA pickup, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The unusual triple coil pickup is basically a single coil and humbucking pickup put together in the bridge position. Toggle switches offer the ability to activate either or both sections and to coil-tap the humbucker.

The 540P-TC 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 1989 in favor of these new models.

Specifications for 540P-TC
Model name: 540P-TC / 540PTC / 540P30
Year(s) produced: 1988–1989
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): DG (Dark Grey) / FA (Five Alarm) / MG (Magenta) / VP (Violet Pearl)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
Triple coil (H + S)
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA triple coil
Controls:
Master volume / mini-toggle for single coil (on/off) / 3-way toggle for humbucker (off/coil-tap/humbucking)

Images

Other available finishes
Dark Grey
1989 540P30 MG
Magenta
Violet Purple
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