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1995 S540BM AV
S540BM Antique Violin (1995) (more images) Red copyright sprite

The S540BM is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1992. It was made in Japan by FujiGen and replaced the very similar 540SBM.

The S540BM features a burl mahogany top and back on a mahogany body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and oval position markers. Components include a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut, Gotoh tuning machines and Ibanez pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil.

For 1995 the pickups were changed from DiMarzio-made IBZ/USA F1/C3/F2s to Ibanez Quantums.

The S540FM is a similar model with a flamed maple top. The S540LTD is another similar model without the exotic top and with sharktooth fretboard inlays.

Ths S540BM was discontinued after 1995.

Specifications

Specifications for S540BM
Model name: S540BM
Year(s) produced: 1992–1995
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ burl mahogany top & 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:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone oval w/ 'Custom Made' inlay on 21st fret
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
1992–1994: IBZ/USA F2 (H)
1995: Ibanez QM2 (H)
Middle pickup:
1992–1994: IBZ/USA C3 (S)
1995: Ibanez QMS1 (S)
Neck pickup:
1992–1994: IBZ/USA F1 (H)
1995: Ibanez QM1 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

1994 S540BM AV
S540BM Antique Violin (1994) Red copyright sprite

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