For other 540S models, see 540S (disambiguation).
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The 540SFM is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1991. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The S series is distinguished by the sleek double cutaway body shape which is arched on the top and back resulting in a fairly light guitar with thin edges.

The 540SFM features a mahogany body with a flame maple top and back bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret rosewood fretboard with dot position markers. It uses IBZ/USA pickups made by DiMarzio with an F2 humbucker mounted in a pickup ring at the bridge and C2 noiseless, stacked single-coils (which Ibanez describes as "vertical humbucking" pickups) in the middle and neck positions. Components include a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines. It has a traditional bolt-on neck joint with a stamped metal plate.

The 540S is a similar model without the exotic wood top.

For 1993 the 540SFM was replaced by the S540FM which is similar except it has an All Access neck joint and gold hardware.


Specifications for 540SFM
Model name: 540SFM
Year(s) produced: 1991–1992
Sold in: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cherry Wine (CW) / Deep Transparent Blue (DTB) 1992 / Deep Transparent Sunset (DTS) 1992 / Transparent Blue (TB) / Transparent Magenta (TM) 1991 / Transparent Turquoise (TT) 1992
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flame maple top and back
Neck joint:
Bolt-on (traditional)
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone oval w/ 'Custom Made' inlay at 21st fret
22 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Middle pickup:
Neck pickup:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled face mount)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Other available finishes
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Deep Transparent Blue
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Deep Transparent Sunset
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Transparent Blue
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Cherry Wine
Transparent Magenta
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