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The 540RS is a Radius series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1991. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the Roadstar Pro series. It was offered only in Japan.

The 540RS features a basswood body bolted to a 24" short scale maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with small pearl dot position markers. Components DiMarzio made IBZ/USA pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and a pair of single-coils in the neck and middle positions, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The 540R is a similar model with a standard 25½" scale length.

The 540RS was discontinued after 1992.

Specifications

Specifications for 540RS
Year(s) produced: 1991–1992
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Bright Blue Burst (BB) / Black (BK) / Bright Red Burst (BR) 1992 / Crystal Pearl (CP)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Ultra
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
610mm/ 24"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Small pearl dots / 'Custom Made' at 21st fret
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Middle pickup:
IBZ/USA C1 (S)
Neck pickup:
IBZ/USA C1 (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

Additional finishes/ details
540RS BK
Black
1992 540RS BR
Bright Red Burst
540RS CP
Crystal Pearl
HSS 5-way split
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

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