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540S-LPF DY
540S-LPF Desert Sun Yellow (more images) Red copyright sprite

The 540S-LPF is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1989. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen and was originally a part of the Roadstar Pro series. It was available only in Japan.

The 540S-LPF features a thin mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and sharktooth position markers. Components include DiMarzio made IBZ/USA pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The "LPF" in the model name refers to the low profile way in which the pickups are mounted flush to the body, enabling the neck to be set deeply in to the body for an extra low set-up.

Guitarist Frank Gambale is strongly associated with the 540S-LPF. His first signature model, the FGM100, introduced in 1991 is based on the 540S-LPF but has different pickups, an AANJ and color-matched inlays.

The 540S-LPF was discontinued after 1990.

Specifications

Specifications for 540S-LPF
Model name: 540S-LPF
Year(s) produced: 1989–1990
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Desert Sun Yellow (DY) / Fountain Blue (FB) / Lipstick Red (LR)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Sharktooth
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA F2 (H)
Middle pickup:
IBZ/USA C2 (S)
Neck pickup:
IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
1990 540S-LPF FB
Fountain Blue
1990 540S-LPF LR
Lipstick Red

Sources