1997 S3040 BS
S3040 Brown Sunburst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The S3040 is an S series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 1997. It is made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high end J Custom series.

The S3040 features a sapele (listed by Ibanez as "sapeli mahogany") body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard. The top is ringed with abalone purfling and cream binding which runs all the way up the neck/fingerboard and around the headstock. The fingerboard also has a special S "hurricane" inlay at the 12th fret. Components include DiMarzio pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The S5400 is a similar model with a lacewood body and more extensive fretboard inlays.

The S3040 was made only in 1997 and it's believed that fewer than 50 examples were produced.


Specifications for S3040
Model name: S3040 J Custom
Year(s) produced: 1997
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Brown Sunburst (BS) / Pearl (PL)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Sapele w/ abalone purfling & cream binding
Neck joint:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Pearl gold plated
Neck type:
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
S "Hurricane" at 12th fret
22 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blue Velvet (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever


1997 S3040 PL
S3040 Pearl Red copyright sprite