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1990 540SLTD LR
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For other 540S models, see 540S (disambiguation).

The 540SLTD is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. It was originally part of the Roadstar Pro series.

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 540SLTD features a mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with sharktooth position markers. It uses IBZ/USA pickups made by DiMarzio with humbuckers mounted in pickup rings at the bridge and neck flanking a single-coil (which Ibanez describes as "vertical humbucking" pickup). Components include a double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

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

The 540SBM is a similar model with a burl mahogany top and back. The 540S is a related model with a single-coil in place of the neck humbucker and dot inlays.

For 1993 the 540SLTD was replaced by the S540LTD which is quite similar except that it has a sculpted All Access neck joint.

Specifications

Specifications for 540SLTD
Model name: 540SLTD / 540S-LTD
Year(s) produced: 1988–1992
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BK (Black) / DG (Dark Gray) 1988, 1990 / DY (Desert Sun Yellow) 1988–1990 / JB (Jewel Blue) 1991–1992 / LR (Lipstick Red) 1989–1992 / PN (Purple Neon) 1990–1992 / SOL (Stained Oil) 1992
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
Bolt-on (traditional)
Bridge:
1988–1989: Edge w/ Back Stop
1990: Edge tremolo
1991–1992: Lo-Pro 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
(1990–1992: 'Custom Made' inlay at 21st fret)
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 C3 (S)
Neck pickup:
IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
1992 540SLTD BK
Black
Dark Gray
1988 540SLTD DY
Desert Sun Yellow
1991 540SLTD JB
Jewel Blue
1991 540SLTD PN
Purple Neon
1992 540SLTD SOL
Stained Oil
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