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For other S540/540S variants, see 540S (disambiguation).
1993 S540 OL
S540 Oil finish (more images) Red copyright sprite

The S540 is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1993. It is carried over from the US-only 1992 540S and replaces the earlier 540S model.

Notable new features of the S540 include the maple (rather than rosewood) fingerboard with a new style of inlays, an All Access Neck Joint and the HSH pickup configuration. Other features include a mahogany body, a maple Wizard neck and the Lo-Pro Edge tremolo with a locking nut.

The original 540S was offered in 1992 alongside two variants with names which adhere to the modern "series name + model number" format, the S540FM (with flamed maple top) and S540BM (with burl mahogany top).[1] The new naming convention was adopted in late 1992 for the complete S series line including the S540. Even so the old naming style continued on through 1994 for the related Radius series model, the 540R.

The S540-7 is a seven-string variant.

Specifications

Specifications for S540
Name: S540
Years: 1993–1994
Areas: USA
Made in: Japan
Finishes: CG (Cayman Green) 1994 / JM (Jade Metallic) 1993 / OL (Oil)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Maple
Inlays:
Abalone oval w/ 'Custom Made' inlay on 21st fret
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Locking
Electronics
PU Config:
HSH
Bridge PU:
1992–1993: IBZ/USA F2
1994: Ibanez QM2
Mid PU:
1992–1993: IBZ/USA C3
1994: Ibanez QMS1
Neck PU:
1992–1993: IBZ/USA F1
1994: Ibanez QM1
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
S540 JM
Jade Metallic
1994 S540 CG
Cayman Green

Sources

  1. 1992 Japan catalog (page 13).

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