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1992 540SSM LA
540SSM Light Amber Red copyright sprite
For other 540S models, see 540S (disambiguation).

The 540SSM is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1992. 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 540SSM features a mahogany body with a striped maple top and back bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret flame maple fingerboard with oval 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 neck is attached using a sculpted All Access neck joint.

The 540SLTD is a similar model without the exotic wood top and fretboard or the gold hardware and with a traditional neck joint.

The S540SM was available only in Japan and was offered for only one year.

Specifications

Specifications for 540SSM
Model name: 540SSM
Year(s) produced: 1992
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): LA (Light Amber)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ striped maple top and back
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
??
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone oval w/ 'Custom Made' inlay at 21st fret
Frets:
22 / jumbo
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

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