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The 542R is a Radius series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1992.

The 542R is one of the first Radius models with a more traditional Stratocaster-like approach. It features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and oval position markers plus a "Custom Made" placard at the 21st fret. The pickups are three Ibanez made single coil-sized humbucking pickups resulting in an SSS look, but HHH versatility. In another Strat nod it has a TZ synchronized tremolo.

The 442R is a related model with an alder body and HSS pickup configuration.

The 542R was replaced in late 1992 by the R355GF and R334.

Specifications

Specifications for 542R
Model name: 542R
Year(s) produced: 1992
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Blue (BU) / Candy Apple (CA) / White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
TZ tremolo
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Ultra
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone oval w/ "Custom Made" placard at 21st fret
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
SSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez SB1 (S)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez SB2 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez SB2 (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
[[File: Candy Apple |180px]]
542R WH.jpg
[[File: White |180px]]
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