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1988 540S-HH DY
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For other 540S models, see S540 (disambiguation).

The 540S-HH is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. It was part of the Roadstar II/Roadstar Pro series. It was also referred to as the 540SHH.

It was an early model in what would come to be known as the S series. The 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-HH features a mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret rosewood fretboard with dot position markers. It uses IBZ/USA pickups made by DiMarzio with dual humbuckers mounted in pickup rings at the bridge and neck positions. Components include a double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The 540S-HH has a traditional bolt-on neck joint with a stamped metal plate.

The 540S is a similar model with a humbucker/ single-coil/ single-coil pickup arrangement.

The 540S-HH was discontinued after 1989.

Specifications

Specifications for 540S-HH
Name: 540S-HH / 540SHH
Years: 1988–1989
Areas: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finishes: BK (Black) / DY (Desert Sun Yellow) / LR (Lipstick Red)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
Bolt-on (traditional)
Bridge:
Edge w/ Back Stop
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
PU Config:
HH
Bridge PU:
IBZ/USA F2 (H)
Neck PU:
IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 3-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
1989 540S-HH BK
Black
Lipstick Red
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