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1995 S540BM AV
S540BM (more images) Red copyright sprite

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

The S540BM features a mahogany body with a burl mahogany top and back bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret bound rosewood fretboard with oval position markers. Components include a low-profile double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and Ibanez pickups.

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): AV (Antique Violin)
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
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
1995: Ibanez QM2
Middle pickup:
1992–1994: IBZ/USA C3
1995: Ibanez QMS1
Neck pickup:
1992–1994: IBZ/USA F1
1995: Ibanez QM1
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

1994 S540BM AV
Image from 1994 Japan catalog Red copyright sprite

Sources

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