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For the 24-fret version of this guitar, see 540PⅡ-SH.

The 540PSH is a Power series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1989 as part of the Roadstar Pro series. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The 540PSH body has a 'reverse RG style' body shape with a long, pointy lower horn. This shape replaced the older Power series body shape which had been introduced in 1987.

The 540PSH features a basswood body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and sharktooth position markers. Components include DiMarzio-made IBZ/USA pickups with an F3 humbucker at the bridge and a C2 noiseless, stacked single-coil in the neck position and an Edge double locking tremolo bridge.

The 540PHH is a similar model with dual humbucker pickups. Both of these 22-fret 540P models were offered only in the US market. The 540PⅡ-SH and 540PⅡ-HH are similar models offered in other markets with 24-fret necks and pickguards.

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

The 540PSH was discontinued after 1990.

Specifications

Specifications for 540PSH
Model name: 540PSH
Year(s) produced: 1989–1990
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Desert Sun Yellow (DY) / Fire Alarm Red (FA) / Magenta (MG) / Purple Neon (PN) / White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Cutaway heel
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
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:
22 / 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

540PSH DY rear.jpg
Ibanez 540PSH Desert Sun Yellow ( Rear: Basswood body / Cutaway heel 1-piece maple Wizard neck & Gotoh SG38 Machine heads ) Red copyright sprite.png
Other available finishes
540PSH BK.jpg
Black
540PSH FA.jpg
Fire Alarm Red
540PSH PN.jpg
Purple Neon
1989 540PSH WH.png
White
Magenta

Video

1989 Ibanez 540PSH BK ( Up close video )


1989 Ibanez 540PSH White ( Up close video )



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