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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-03-2004, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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A few questions about S540

I just bought an S540QS -98. There are couple of things that are confusing me. The serial number is: 9750035. Why is there 97 in the beginning when it“s a -98 model?? And was this guitar built in -97 or -98?

Then there“s this other thing. It says "Custom Made" in the 21st fret. Now I know that they all came out that way but the question is why? Why does it say custom made when it“s not?? Any info welcome.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-03-2004, 11:54 AM
 
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Probably a '97 neck.

As for the "Custom Made" plaque...it sure helped sell a bunch o' guitars.
Ibanez marketing at its best! LOL
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50000 is very late in the year, 98' model or not, it was built in 97'.
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OK, thank you guys for your answers. There“s one more thing that ponders me. The single pick up (qms-1) doesn“t look like the ordinary QMS-1. It has only one rail and no pole pieces. Looks like the Seymour Duncan Hot Stack with a QMS-1-label on it? Is this some sort of special or prototype or what is it? Any info about this?
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Sounds like the pickup was probably replaced with an aftermarket model?
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Sounds like the pickup was probably replaced with an aftermarket model?
Maybe but where can you get a QMS1 with a rail and not with pole pieces? At least I have never seen one before.
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