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1988 540S-SH LR
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The 540S-SH is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988 as part of the Roadstar Pro series. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The 540S-SH features a sculpted mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio-made IBZ/USA pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and a single-coil at the neck, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a Back Stop stabilizer and Gotoh tuning machines.

Each pickup is controlled by a separate toggle; the one for the bridge has a additional coil split position.

The 540S-SH was discontinued after just a single year in production.

Specifications

Specifications for 540S-SH
Model name: 540S-SH
Year(s) produced: 1988
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): AB (Atlantic Blue) / BC (Black Cherry) / LR (Lipstick Red)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
Edge tremolo w/ Back Stop stabilizer
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HS
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA F2 (H)
Neck pickup:
IBZ/USA C2 (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / on/off toggle (neck pickup) / on/off/on toggle (bridge pickup: humbucking/ off/ coil-split)

Images

Other available finishes
Atlantic Blue
Black Cherry
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Sources

1988 540S dealer sheet (page 2)