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RG8540ZD BX
RG8540ZD Black Onyx (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RG8540ZD is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2012. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high end J Custom line.

The RG8540ZD features a AAA flamed maple top with binding on an African mahogany body bolted to a titanium reinforced maple and walnut neck with Velvetouch treatment and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with flamed maple binding and a Tree of Life inlays. Components include Seymour Duncan pickups mounted in a pearloid pickguard with a humbucker at the bridge and single-coils at the neck and middle positions, an Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and a removable ZPS tuning stabilizer, and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG8540ZD was discontinued after 2017.

Specifications

Specifications for RG8540ZD
Model name: RG8540ZD
Year(s) produced: 2012–2017
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Onyx (BX) / Dark Lapis Lazuli (DLL)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany w/ AAA flamed maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero tremolo w/ ZPS3 stabilizer
Pickguard:
White pearloid
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS Titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / jumbo (J. Custom edge treatment)
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Seymour Duncan Custom 5 (H)
Middle pickup:
Seymour Duncan Classic Stack Plus (S)
Neck pickup:
Seymour Duncan Classic Stack Plus (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042 D'Addario EXL120 (round wound)

Images

RG8540ZD DLL
RG8540ZD Dark Lapis Lazuli Red copyright sprite

Video

Ibanez J Custom RG8540 Demo by Greg Marra

Ibanez J Custom RG8540 Demo by Greg Marra

Ibanez J Custom Demo by Greg Marra RG8540 Electric Guitar

Ibanez J Custom Demo by Greg Marra RG8540 Electric Guitar

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