I've been updating my 540R webpage recently and picked up on something.
If you watch ebay for 540 Radius
guitars you'll have no doubt seen the one from Germany that is plastered with little labels and magazine clippings. It's been on and off for sale for a couple of years it seems. No one wants it because it's listed at over $1,400.00. I would see it up for sale again and think, "poor sucker thinks its special because he glued clippings all over it. 14 hundred? yeah, right." It's a completed auction now: 120805953448
So anyway, I added a great poster from 1987 of 80 custom
graphic early 540R guitars. The guitars were given to artists (Japanese only?) to do whatever they wanted with them creatively. Then Ibanez got them back and sold them. On the poster, you can click on the small image and a larger image of that guitar appears. This poster is from www.ibanezregister.com
if you've ever been there.
Check this out:
on the left, guitar from the bottom row of the Pro540 Custom poster
on the right, the ebay guitar in Germany.
Now ain't that a kick in the head?