The R540LTD is a Radius series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1991. It was made in Japan by FujiGen. It was initially named the 540RLTD (or 540R-LTD), but it adopted the modern naming convention which starts with the series code in 1993.
The R540LTD features a sculpted basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding, sharktooth position markers and "Custom Made" placard inlaid at the 21st fret. Components include IBZ/USA pickups (made by DiMarzio) with a pair of humbuckers mounted in pickup rings flanking a single-coil, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.
The initial model in 1991 had an Ultra neck with a U-shaped profile and a tilt neck joint. For 1992 the Ultra neck was replaced with the thinner Wizard neck with a D-shaped profile. For 1993 the tilt neck joint was replaced with the sculpted All-Access joint.
The R540LTD was discontinued after 1993.
Specifications for R540LTD
Model name: R540LTD / 540RLTD / 540R-LTD
Year(s) produced: 1991–1993
Sold in: Europe
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Candy Apple (CA) 1992 / Jewel Blue (JB) / Ruby Red (RR) 1991–1992