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Portal: Power series
Code: P
Period: 1987–1991
Related: Roadstar Pro series / Radius series / S series
More about the Power series


The Power (P) series is a line of solid body electric guitars produced for Hoshino Gakki and sold under the Ibanez label. The series includes two distinct body shapes. The initial shape was associated with Joe Satriani and the second shape is identified with Alex Skolnick.

History

The 540P was the first Power model, introduced in 1987. The 540P was offered as part of the Roadstar Pro series which supplanted the Pro Line series. The initial Roadstar Pro lineup consisted of five new original body shapes: the Power, the Saber (or S), the Radius, the Turbot and the Ballback. The Roadstar Pro designation was phased out between 1990 and 1992 in favor of separate designations for the S series, Power series and Radius; the Turbot and Ballback were abandoned after just one year.

The initial Power body had an offset double cutaway shape with a mostly flat top and back and sides angled outward toward the back giving the guitar a trapezoidal cross section. (more...)

Power models

First generation (a.k.a. "Satch style") 
RG440P WH
RG440P (1987)
540P VP
540P (1987–1989)
540P-TC FA
540P-TC (1988–1989)
Second generation (a.k.a. "Skolnick style") 
540PII-HH GP
540PⅡ-HH (1988–1991)
540PII-SH DY
540PII-SH (1988–1990)
540PHH PM
540PHH (1989–1990)
540PSH DY
540PSH (1989–1990)

Power models by year

Expand to see all Power series models by year of availability:

List of all 7 models in the Power series

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