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The RG540 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the Roadstar II series.

The RG540 features a basswood body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 24-fret fret maple or rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups mounted in a black pickguard with a V2 humbucker at the bridge and Super 8A single-coils in the neck and middle positions, and Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG560 is a similar model without the pickguard. The RG550 is a similar model with a humbucker at the neck.

The RG540 was offered only in Japan and was discontinued after 1989.

Specifications

Specifications for RG540
Model name: RG540
Year(s) produced: 1988–1989
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
Black
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple or rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Super 8A (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 8A (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector / push-pull coil split on tone
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

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