21 November 2008

Limited Edition Ibanez S Series S540LTD

My main gig axe for the past 10+ years. I got this piece from Swee Lee while they had a retail branch at Takashimaya. Got this at a bargain staff price of just $900 after pulling some strings * Thanks Barry *. Suggested retail price tag for this piece was $1900. She's made in japan and is a limited edition model. It's probably worth more in the market now as the japan made ibanez's were known for excellence in quality back then. She has a custom made inlay on the 21st fret, Shark tooth inlays with a very slim body and neck. It has one of the slimmest necks i have ever played. The comfort level while carrying this on stage is excellent. I have tried my very best to keep her in stock condition but i had to change some of the hardware as some of the parts were beginning to rust and oxidize due to the blood, sweat and tears i have put into her through 10+ years of gigs, jams and recording sessions. I kept the original parts for old times sake. This guitar took quite a beating but survived every minute of it. It's definitely a road worthy axe that had come a long way. My sentimental values for this one.

She is now officially RETIRED from my hands


  1. hi,

    are u interested in selling the ibanez s540 MIJ?
    if u are, please contact me at my email, flames_ninjaBoi@hotmail.com


  2. Hi buddy,

    Sorry, it's not for sale.


  3. hahah got one..its realy good i've upgraded also its pu's due to the fact the the pickups are a bit muddy.. on the neck i've replaced it w/ SH2 on the bridge an authentic XL500, and its really so damn amazing!! never would let go of mine too

  4. @ Anonymous:

    yes agreed! its a hell of a piece of wood :)

  5. Davin Grown InstrumentsJanuary 10, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    I have one of these i got brand new about 10+ years ago and still have her now!! and i absolutely LOVE this guitar and always will!!!! ill never let this guitar go, its my main guitar play and sounds the best for what i play out of anything else ive ever played!!

  6. I bought this guitar, when it was first made around 1995... Brand new for about $800.00 bucks or so. Still play it today with the original pickup and it's got such amazing tone. Completely underrated guitar. Should be worth WAY more if the industry had any clue as to what quality really is.