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The S540LTD is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1993. It was based on the S540 which was redesigned and renamed (from 540S) for 1993. It is also referred to in at least one catalog as the S540LD.

The S540LTD features a mahogany body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret bound rosewood fretboard with sharktooth 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 neck profile was changed from the Wizard to the Super Wizard.

The S540FM is similar model with a flamed maple top and oval fretboard inlays. The S540BM is a similar model with a burl mahogany top and oval inlays. The S540QS has a quilted sapele top and oval inlays.

Ths S540LTD was discontinued after 1999.


Specifications for S540LTD
Model name: S540LTD / S540LD
Year(s) produced: 1993–1999
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BK (Black) / DAB (Dark Adriatic Blue) 1996–1999 / EG (Emerald Green) 1993–1994 / JB (Jewel Blue) 1993–1998 / LR (Lipstick Red) 1993 / SOL (Stained Oil) 1993–1996
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
1993–1997: Wizard
1998–1999: Super Wizard
Neck material:
1993–1997: 1-piece maple
1998–1999: 3-piece maple/ bubinga
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Sharktooth w/ 'Custom Made' inlay on 21st fret
22 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
1993–1994: IBZ/USA F2
1995–1999: Ibanez QM2
Middle pickup:
1993–1994: IBZ/USA C3
1995–1999: Ibanez QMS1
Neck pickup:
1993–1994: IBZ/USA F1
1995–1999: Ibanez QM1
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever


Other available finishes
1998 S540LTD DAB
Dark Adriatic Blue
1993 S540LTD EG
Emerald Green
1997 S540LTD JB
Jewel Blue
Lipstick Red
1993 S540LTD SOL
Stained Oil
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