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1998 S540FM TTS
S540FM Transparent Turquoise Sunburst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The S540FM is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1992. It was also referred to in some cases as the S540F. It was based on the 540S, which was redesigned and renamed the S540 for 1993.

The S540FM features a mahogany body with a flamed maple 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.

In 1998 the neck was changed from a one-piece maple construction to a three-piece maple and bubinga construction and the design was changed from the Wizard to the Super Wizard.

The S540FML is a left-handed version. The S540BM is a similar model with a burl mahogany top. The S540QS is a similar model with a quilted sapele top. The S540LTD is another similar model without the exotic top and with sharktooth fretboard inlays.

Ths S540FM was discontinued after 1999, being replaced by the similar S1540FM, which was part of the Prestige line.

Specifications

Specifications for S540FM
Model name: S540FM / S540F
Year(s) produced: 1992–1999
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BTS (Butterscotch Transparent Sunburst) 1996–1997 / CW (Cherry Wine) 1993–1995 / RGS (Royal Green Sunburst) 1995–1996 / TK (Transparent Black) 1994–1996, USA only / TKS (Transparent Black Sunburst) 1994–1998 / TLS (Transparent Lavender Sunburst) 1995–1999 / TP (Transparent Purple) 1995–1997, USA only / TPS (Transparent Purple Sunburst) 1994 / TT (Transparent Turquoise) 1993–1997, USA only / TTS (Transparent Turquoise Sunburst)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flamed maple top & back
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
1992–1997: Wizard
1998–1999: Super Wizard
Neck material:
1992–1997: 1-piece maple
1998–1999: 3-piece maple/ bubinga
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone oval w/ 'Custom Made' inlay on 21st fret
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
1992–1994: IBZ/USA F2
1995–1999: Ibanez QM2
Middle pickup:
1992–1994: IBZ/USA C3
1995–1999: Ibanez QMS1
Neck pickup:
1992–1994: IBZ/USA F1
1995–1999: Ibanez QM1
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
1997 S540FM BTS
Butterscotch Transparent Sunburst
1993 S540FM CW
Crimson Wine
1995 S540FM RGS
Royal Green Sunburst
1994 S540FM TK
Transparent Black
1994 S540FM TKS
Transparent Black Sunburst
1997 S540FM TLS
Transparent Lavender Sunburst
1997 S540FM TP
Transparent Purple
1994 S540FM TPS
Transparent Purple Sunburst
1993 S540FM TT
Transparent Turquoise

Sources

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