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For the 22-fret version of this guitar, see 540PSH.

The 540PⅡ-SH (or 540PII-SH) is a Power series guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1988 as part of the Roadstar Pro series. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The 540PⅡ models are based on a new 'reverse RG style' body shape with a long, pointy lower horn. This replaced the older Power series body which had been introduced in 1987.

The 540PⅡ-SH features a basswood body with a cutaway heel bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a reverse headstock and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and sharktooth position markers. Components include a pair of DiMarzio-made IBZ/USA pickups with an F3 humbucker at the bridge and a C2 noiseless, stacked single-coil in the neck position, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge and a pickguard mounted below the pickups.

The 540PⅡ-HH is a similar model with dual humbucker pickups. Both of these 24-fret 540PⅡ models were offered only in Japanese and European markets. The 540PSH and 540PHH are similar models offered in the USA market with 22-fret necks and no pickguard.

Although these guitars are not signature models, they were strongly associated with Alex Skolnick who is best known for is work with American thrash metal band Testament.

The 540PⅡ-SH was discontinued after 1990.

Specifications

Specifications for 540PⅡ-SH
Model name: 540PⅡ-SH
Year(s) produced: 1988–1990
Sold in: Europe / Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Desert Sun Yellow (DY) / Fire Alarm Red (FA) / Purple Neon (PN) / White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Cutaway Heel
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
Pearl white
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Sharktooth
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HS
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA F3 (H)
Neck pickup:
IBZ/USA C2 (S)
Controls:
Single volume / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

540PII-SH DY rear.jpg
Ibanez 540PII-SH DY ( Rear: Basswood body / Cutaway Heel 1-piece maple Wizard neck & Gotoh SG38 tuners ) Red copyright sprite.png
Other available finishes
1989 540PⅡ-SH BK.jpg
Black
540PSH FA.jpg
Fire Alarm Red
540PSH PN.jpg
Purple Neon
White
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