The S series is a line of solid body electric guitars produced by Ibanez. The series was introduced in 1987 as the Saber series, but the name was shortened to S in deference to prior use of a similar name by another manufacturer.
The key feature of the S series is the sleek offset double cutaway body shape with a contoured top and back meeting at a thin, sharp edge; the Saber name was a reference to the guitar's blade-like shape.
The 540S was the first Saber model, introduced in 1987. The 540S 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 S, the Radius, the Power, the Turbot and the Ballback. The Roadstar Pro designation was phased out between 1990 and 1992 in favor of separate designations for the S, Power series and Radius series; the Turbot and Ballback were abandoned after just one year. (more...)
S models by year
List of all 197 models in the S series