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540RHH JR
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The 540RHH, which was also known as the 540R-HH, is a Radius series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the Roadstar Pro series.

The 540RHH was changed multiple times. In 1991 the Lo-Pro Edge tremolo was introduced and was used on the 540RHH along with the Edge for the Japanese market. In 1990 the pickup selection toggle moved from between the two pots to a spot closer to the volume pot. The JS models based on the 540RHH do have the toggle on the older spot.

The 540R is a similar model with a humbucker/ single/ single pickup configuration.

Specifications

Specifications for 540RHH
Model name: 540RHH / 540R-HH
Year(s) produced: 1988–1992
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) 1989–1992 / Candy Apple (CA) 1992 / Crystal Pearl (CP) 1990–1992 / Jewel Blue (JB) 1989–1992 / Jewel Red (JR) 1988–1989 / Ruby Red (RR) 1990–1991 / White (WH) 1990–1992
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
1987-1991: Edge tremolo
1991-1992: Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Knob style:
Beehive
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Ultra
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl Dots
1990-1992: 'Custom Made' at 21st fret
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Neck pickup:
IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle

Images

Additional finishes/details
1991 540RHH BK
Black
1992 540RHH CA
Candy Apple
1990 540RHH CP
Crystal Pearl
540RHH JB
Jewel Blue (1990)
1990 540RHH RR
Ruby Red
White
Controls VT3 MSM1
Control layout (1990–1992)
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
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