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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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1989 Ibanez 540s

Took this buty out for some pictures today. The serial number says it is a 1989. I have tried to find the same guitar in catalogs. It seems like the dot inlays are bigger on the pictures i have seen. If anyone can verify that this is a 1989 540s in Atlantic Blue. Please tip me.

http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/st...tml?sort=3&o=0

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 07:35 AM
 
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Re: 1989 Ibanez 540s

Serial number indicates its an 89 to me. Great guitar!
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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Re: 1989 Ibanez 540s

Looks like an '89 to me. Great guitar! Love the control knobs on these non-US market Sabers!
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-07-2013, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 1989 Ibanez 540s

Found it in the 1990 Catalog for EU

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/...t_id=184&now=6
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-07-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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Re: 1989 Ibanez 540s

I would still suggest that it's an '89 due to the lack of the "Custom Made" inlay at the 21st fret.
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Re: 1989 Ibanez 540s

Definitely an '89. any later and it would have a "custom made" inlay on the 21st fret
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DAMN JESSE!!! ninja'd again.....LOL
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-07-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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Re: 1989 Ibanez 540s

Hi there,
That's a really nice saber you have there. I Love that blue, I want this guitar.
Do you know the knobs are missing the "O" rings?
You can buy some replacements at a hardware store. You just have to get the right sizes which are three different sizes. I took out my 2 1988 saber guitars dry and cracked ones with me to the store when I sized them up, but It looks like you don't have yours anymore. That's gonna be a little tricky.... MUST REPLACE THE RUBBER FOR THE BEEHIVE!!!

GREAT AXE!!
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-07-2013, 05:22 PM
 
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Re: 1989 Ibanez 540s

love that finish! This color, the dark greens, and the sunset red are my fave. Beautiful!
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-07-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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Re: 1989 Ibanez 540s

Looks alot like my FGM 400.
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-07-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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Re: 1989 Ibanez 540s

Nice japanese assembled saber with beehives......the best.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-08-2013, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 1989 Ibanez 540s

MUST REPLACE THE RUBBER FOR THE BEEHIVE!!!


Thank you. Long time since i bought rubber Just have to do it again.
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Re: 1989 Ibanez 540s

I've seen people replace the o-rings with really beefy ones, which I don't like because they ruin the cool lines of the knob. I just replaced a bunch I had with o-rings from theoringstore.com

I used the 2 mm Buna N-70 o-rings with diameters 14.5, 15.5 and 16.5 mm (top to bottom). I think they look much nicer and you aren't looking at a ton of rubber.
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I've seen people replace the o-rings with really beefy ones, which I don't like because they ruin the cool lines of the knob. I just replaced a bunch I had with o-rings from theoringstore.com

I used the 2 mm Buna N-70 o-rings with diameters 14.5, 15.5 and 16.5 mm (top to bottom). I think they look much nicer and you aren't looking at a ton of rubber.
Thank you i will check the site
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Re: 1989 Ibanez 540s

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I've seen people replace the o-rings with really beefy ones, which I don't like because they ruin the cool lines of the knob. I just replaced a bunch I had with o-rings from theoringstore.com

I used the 2 mm Buna N-70 o-rings with diameters 14.5, 15.5 and 16.5 mm (top to bottom). I think they look much nicer and you aren't looking at a ton of rubber.
Ha ha...i know your referring to me..,thanks for the link though as i have looked every where for better, more original sized versions.
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