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S540FM, STC-Shaped Guitar from Ibanez in the S Standard series.


7 user reviews
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Ibanez S540FM tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Ibanez
  • Model: S540FM
  • Series: S Standard
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 07/16/2006

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Ibanez S540FM user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
 5 reviews71 %
 1 user review14 %
 1 user review14 %
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iamqman12/16/2011

iamqman's review

Ibanez S540FM
Ibanez is really known for their very inexpensive budget friendly instruments. Many other guitars range around $300-$600. They do have some more expensive models such as the prestige or signature models that fetch a much higher price tag. But overall most of their instruments range around the first initial price I mentioned. This gives many musicians such as myself and many others affordable guitars that sounds great in pretty much any setting an application.

UTILIZATION

BODY : MAHOGANY / FLAMED MAPLE TOP
NECK : WIZARD ALL ACCESS / 1Pc MAPLE
FRETBOARD : BOUND ROSEWOOD
INLAY : ABALONE OVAL
BRIDGE : LO PRO EDGE
HARDWARE : GOLD
PICKUP CONFIG : H-S-H
PICKUP'S : IBZ/USA F1 (N), IBZ/USA C3 (M), IBZ/USA F2 (B) (Bridge and Neck changed for duncans however.)
CONTROL : 1VOL 1TONE, 5WAY SWITCH

SOUNDS


This guitar features a mahogany base wood with a flame maple top. This gives the instrument a very resident deep throaty type tone primarily because of the warm mahogany wood that is used in the body. When you couple that with the flame maple top which generally is a higher frequency type would you get a great balance of frequencies and tone. One of things I don't particular care about this guitar is the gold hardware that is throughout the instrument. I never been a fan of gold hardware and I usually leaning towards chrome and sometimes black. Overall that doesn't shape or control any of the tone of the guitar but it just cosmetically looks a little strange to me. This guitar still sounds great in pretty much any application you put them in to so don't be afraid to try it in a clean or even an ultra high gain setting.

OVERALL OPINION


These guitars have been discontinued now for quite some time so the only way to get one is in the use classifieds online or in many forums. This is a cool guitar for the money but I honestly find that many of the newer Ibanez models feature some great features and are much more accessible guitars. This is a great guitar if you can find one for decent by price than I suggest grabbing it.
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heads on fire11/28/2011

heads on fire's review"Great playing axe."

Ibanez S540FM
Made in Japan
Mahogany double cutaway body with Flame maple veneer
Bolt on Wizard maple neck with rosewood fretboard
22 Jumbo frets
Ibanez high quality Gotoh style modern tuning machines
Locking nut
Ibanez Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge system
Ibanez V series pickups - 2 humbuckers, 1 single coil - HSH configuration
1 volume, 1 tone, 5 way switch
1/4" output jack
Gold hardware
Very light - around 6 pounds

UTILIZATION

I'll give this area a 10. It's hard to top the playability of a late 80s, early 90s Ibanez guitar made in the Fujigen plant in Japan. This model is no exception - the Wizard neck is thin, sleek, and very fast, and the fretwork is impeccable. The level of action one can achieve on this guitar is so low, the strings are nearly right on top of the frets, so it takes just a modicum of effort (with a light touch) in order to activate the string. Fret access is great. The body is ergonomic enough, and light to boot, and the S540 balances very well. As an added bonus, the Lo-Pro Edge tremolo system stays in tune very well, even on the wildest whammy tricks!

SOUNDS

The stock Ibanez pickups are very good. Good enough that many people leave them in - they are richly defined, with a nice presence and aggressive attack, smooth singing sustain, and great "in-between" Strat funk tones. The 5 different selections on the switch provide ample tonal variety, allowing this guitar to be used in nearly any style. It excels in shred/fusion/metal types, but it's a great guitar for jazz, reggae, and I could even see someone using it in a country band.

OVERALL OPINION

This is a marvelous instrument. Ibanez has been known for making great guitars for a long time, but I feel that the 80s and 90s were their golden era for extremely playable axes. There are still a lot of these guitars out there, so finding one shouldn't be too difficult, and it would be well worth the effort to do so just for the neck alone.
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zeetoon06/23/2014

zeetoon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Specific ..."

Ibanez S540FM
Made in Japan. I bought this guitar for his neck and quality materials / finishes. It was frowned upon because if the handle is nice, the guitar sounds too "go anywhere".

UTILIZATION

Very light and fragile ... because falling from his foot (the dog from behind) the head is cracked. H. Valois, luthier in Evreux, I fixed it for 15 years and it has not budged, phew! This is a guitar shredder, I hate it now, but the handle incites! Microphones (USA Ibanez licensed Di Marzio) are correct, but no real character to send heavy, it's good.

SOUNDS

If I still listen to metal, I did not want to play, so it does not suit me at all. I also replaced and now figuration on my stand ... I rarely rebuke.

OVERALL OPINION

Bought it 22 years ago, I already had a lot of guitars. I liked this easy handle, extraordinary, I hate the look of the head, and this is a typical metal guitar too. Its clear or crunch, it is bland. Not zero, but it is not his "real" character. It was long ago, but a bad choice at the base.
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LB3112/12/2004

LB31's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez S540FM
I found my happiness by playing with this S540FM.

UTILIZATION

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SOUNDS

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OVERALL OPINION

I found my happiness by playing with this S540FM.

I was looking for a guitar that could be one with me. It should be lightweight, easy to play, beautiful.
This scratching at all (for my taste). The handle is the end of the series, the ancastillage gold is beautiful and gives a taste of luxury at all.
The vibrato is very handy, and access to acute on the handle is in a very easy (incredible), the jumbo frets allow a really fast game by helping to accuracy.

It is a very versatile instrument, which uses microphones okay but did not satisfy me completely (used to the sounds and Duncan DiMarzio).

That's if you like this tool, go for it without fear, manufacturing made in japan quality is impeccable

Lawrence
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