Ibanez 540PII content (or happy birthday to me a few weeks early)

Jack Secret

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Hello friends. The prodigal son Jack Secret (or these days I go by GuitarAnthony) back to enthrall you with my latest purchase after a very long dry spell.

Now, A. my birthday isn't until April (also International Guitar Month!) but when something so rare and gorgeous appears just pretend it's your birthday!

B. I also bought a RGR5221 that's dead mint and I didn't have a hardtail anymore so I got that as well. Sucker for orange guitars.

SO...I found this beauty on one of the gear sale sites, chatted up the seller and snagged this girl...

Yes! A 540PII in sunburst that emigrated from Sweden (or at least the guitar shop was in Sweden) to the USA with its owner. Didn't even know Ibanez did sunbursts on these. The guy had it in its case for 25 years only bringing it out recently to get a proper set up and use for studio work. Amazingly, and the axe gods only know how this could happen, there are no cracks in back of the locking nut or in the neck joint. Obviously not the original pickups but that's fine as I have a set to put in if I want to but I do like EMG's so maybe will leave.

I still cannot believe it. Not a single, solitary crack at the neck joint or at the locking nut...on a 30 year old plus Ibanez. This girl is dead mint. I cannot believe my luck. Seller (also original owner) mentioned his father went to Sweden to get him this guitar and it may even had been a limited run, perhaps up to 15 in sunburst done just for this shop. This one completely trumps the red one I had years back.
 

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Nice! Happy birthday guitar!
Sweden you say? I think I saw the ad for this guitar - the seller has a few more 540P's and other great 90's Ibanez guitars
 

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Nice! Happy birthday guitar!
Sweden you say? I think I saw the ad for this guitar - the seller has a few more 540P's and other great 90's Ibanez guitars

Nah, this guy only had the one. It was his first guitar and because he switched over to jazz this girl sat in the case for 25 plus years but he was always apprehensive on selling it. He got it set up before selling which is nice cause he didn't have to. Saved me the hassle of doing it myself. Still, glad he sold it. Wasn't cheap but if its as rare as led to believe I made out very well.
 

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Beautiful guitar and kitchen, damn!
 

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Nah, this guy only had the one. It was his first guitar and because he switched over to jazz this girl sat in the case for 25 plus years but he was always apprehensive on selling it. He got it set up before selling which is nice cause he didn't have to. Saved me the hassle of doing it myself. Still, glad he sold it. Wasn't cheap but if its as rare as led to believe I made out very well.
Right! my mistake, these are the Swedish 540's I've seen
 

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Awesome! I've always wanted one of those since seeing Scholnick playing a yellow one in the '91 Ibanez catalog, complete with IBZ-UZA F3 bridge pickup. :agreed:
 

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Congrats - dat finish! The body shape feels like a slightly more unique take on the same superstrat shape everyone does. It makes it feel fresh, and a little evil, which is awesome
 

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That's a pretty cool 540P! I've been trying to find a birthday guitar for myself, but I don't think there's a single Ibanez Prestige hardtail in stock here in all of Canada!
 

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Happy Birthday and congratulations on your patience! Have a blast!
 


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