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1990 540S-CT6 CS
540S-CT6 Cherry Sunburst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The 540S-CT6 is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1990. It replaced the very similar 540S-CT5 and 540SC.

The S series is distinguished by the sleek double cutaway body shape which is arched on the top and back resulting in a fairly light guitar with thin edges.

The 540S-CT6 features a mahogany body with a flame maple top bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fretboard with oval position markers. It uses IBZ/USA pickups made by DiMarzio with a humbuckers mounted in pickup rings at the bridge and neck flanking a single-coil. Components include an HQ synchronized tremolo bridge and locking Gotoh tuning machines.

The 540S-CT6 has a sculpted All-Access neck joint without a metal plate. It was among the first models offered with this joint type which has since become the standard for Ibanez guitars.

The 540SLTD is a related model with a double locking tremolo and sharktooth fretboard inlays.

The 540S-CT6 was discontinued after 1990.

Specifications

Specifications for 540S-CT6
Model name: 540S-CT6
Year(s) produced: 1988–1990
Sold in: Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BS (Brown Sunburst) USA / CS (Cherry Sunburst) USA / CW (Cherry Wine) Japan / MS (Marine Sunburst) Japan
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
HQ tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone oval
"Custom made" inlay at the 21st fret
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Graphite
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38 MG-T locking
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA F2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Japan: IBZ/USA C1 (S)
USA: IBZ/USA C2 (S)
Neck pickup:
IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever / Coil-tap mini-toggle

Images

Other available finishes
1990 540S-CT6 BS
Brown Sunburst
1990 540S-CT6 CW
Cherry Wine
1990 540S-CT6 MS
Marine Sunburst

Sources

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