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Ibanez 540R

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General
Manufacturer: 
Ibanez
Made in: 
Japan
Series: 
Ibanez
Radius
Signature Guitar: 
No
Strings: 
6
Construction: 
Bolt-On
Orientation: 
Right handed
Years: 
1987 to 1994
Body
Body Style: 
Super Strat
Body Material: 
Basswood
Body color: 
Bright Blue Burst
Black
Bright Red Burst
Jewel Blue
Jewel Red
Shocking Pink
Jewel White
Fountain Blue
Coral Mist Metallic
Ruby Red
White
Body finish: 
Gloss
Top: 
No
Carved top: 
Not carved
Body binding: 
No binding
Pickguard: 
No Pickguard
Electronics
Neck Pickup Brand: 
Ibanez
Neck Pickup: 
Middle Pickup Brand: 
Ibanez
Middle Pickup: 
Bridge Pickup Brand: 
Ibanez
Bridge Pickup: 
Piezo: 
No
Pickup Configuration: 
HSS
Tone knob: 
1
Volume knob: 
1
5 way switch: 
1
Coil split: 
Yes
Control color: 
Black
Miscellaneous
Description: 

The Ibanez 540R is part of Ibanez' Radius series introduced in 1987. It was part of Ibanez' Roadstar Pro series alongside the 540P (Power) and the 540S (Saber) models. The Ibanez 540R is therefore also known as the Ibanez PRO540R. The guitar features a very distinguished body form. The contoured body shape is beveled around the outside edge also called the aerofoil edge, which pulls the body closer to the player for comfort in playing. From 1987-1989 the electronics featured 1 volume knob, 1 tone pot with coiltap and 3 on/off switches for each pickup. This changed in 1988 to 1 volume knob, 1 tone knob and a 5 way switch. From 1990 the 21st fret featured the inlay "Custom Made". Other features are:

  • Tilt neck joint
  • Ibanez Ultra neck
  • Ibanez Edge tremolo then the Ibanez Lo Pro Edge from 1991
  • DiMarzio Ibanez codesigned pickups
  • Toplok III locking nut
  • Made in Japan

The Radius series including the Ibanez 540R are the basis for Joe Satriani's signature guitars. 

Neck
Nut Width: 
42 mm
Final fret width: 
56 mm
Locking nut: 
Locking Nut
Thickness at nut: 
19.00mm
Thickness at 12th fret: 
21.50mm
Neck Material: 
Maple
Neck pieces: 
1 Piece
Neck color: 
Natural
Neck binding: 
No binding
Fretboard: 
Maple
Rosewood
Fretboard radius: 
430 mm (17 inch)
Scale Length: 
25.5 inch (648 mm)
Frets: 
22
Fret Size: 
Jumbo
Inlays: 
Dot
Inlay color: 
pearl
Scalloped Fretboard: 
Not Scalloped
Headstock
Tuning Key Arrangement: 
6-in-line
Locking tuners: 
No Locking Tuners
Headstock color: 
Black
Headstock finish: 
Gloss
Headstock angle: 
angled
Matching headstock: 
Not matching headstock
Tuning Machines: 
Gotoh
Reversed: 
Not reversed
Hardware
Bridge brand: 
Ibanez
Bridge type: 
Floyd Rose type
Hardware color: 
Black