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The 540P-TC is a Power series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. It was part of the Roadstar Pro series and was also referred to as the 540PTC. In Japan it was marketed as the 540P30.

The 540P-TC features an alder body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include a DiMarzio built "triple coil" IBZ/USA pickup, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The unusual triple coil pickup is basically a single coil and humbucking pickup put together in the bridge position. Toggle switches offer the ability to activate either or both sections and to coil-split the humbucker.

The 540P-TC is based on the first of two body shapes designed for the Power series. The 'reverse RG' styled Power body style was introduced in 1988 with the 540PⅡ-HH and 540PII-SH. The 540P was discontinued after 1989 in favor of these new models.

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Specifications for 540P-TC
Model name: 540P-TC / 540PTC / 540P30
Year(s) offered: 1988–1989
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Dark Grey (DG) / Five Alarm (FA) / Magenta (MG) / Violet Pearl (VP)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
22 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Pickup configuration:
Triple coil (H + S)
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA triple coil
Master volume / mini-toggle for single coil (on/off) / 3-way toggle for humbucker (off/coil-split/humbucking)


Other available finishes
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Violet Purple
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