1991 540SFM CW
540SFM Cherry Wine (more images) Red copyright sprite
For other 540S models, see 540S (disambiguation).

The 540SFM is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1991. 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 540SFM features a mahogany body with a flame maple top and back 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 a humbucker mounted in a pickup ring at the bridge and single-coils (which Ibanez describes as "vertical humbucking" pickups) in the middle and neck positions. Components include a double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

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

The 540S is a similar model without the exotic wood top.

For 1993 the 540SFM was replaced by the S540FM which is similar except it has an All Access neck joint and gold hardware.


Specifications for 540SFM
Model name: 540SFM
Year(s) produced: 1991–1992
Sold in: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): CW (Cherry Wine) / DTB (Deep Transparent Blue) 1992 / DTS (Deep Transparent Sunburst?) 1992 / TB (Transparent Blue) / TM (Transparent Magenta) 1991 / TT (Transparent Turquoise) 1992
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flame maple top and back
Neck joint:
Bolt-on (traditional)
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone oval w/ 'Custom Made' inlay at 21st fret
22 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Middle pickup:
Neck pickup:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever


Other available finishes
1992 540SFM DTB
Deep Transparent Blue
1992 540SFM DTS
Deep Transparent Sunset
1992 540SFM TB
Transparent Blue
Transparent Magenta
1992 540SFM TT
Transparent Turquoise
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