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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hardshell case for 1991 540R LTD??

What kind of hardshell would have come with a brand new 540R LTD back in the day?
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Re: Hardshell case for 1991 540R LTD??

My guess......none.
I don't think they included cases back then. You had to buy it separately.
You'd have to either look at the archived catalogs, or hope Rich drops by this thread to find out for sure which case would fit.
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Meh...I bought a '92 RG550 awhile back. It came with what I think is the original case. I paid a premium price for the guitar. It has no body paint chips and overall it's in great condition. But the case is another matter, it's near wasted. The middle clasps on the front is broken off, and one of the hinges on back is detached. I just thought seeing an original Ibanez case lended to the authenticity of the guitar. It's condition does not make it practical for any use other than keeping it in the house. I'd recommend going to GC and finding a new case it will fit in. ^ ^



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Re: Hardshell case for 1991 540R LTD??

M150C. It was optional back then. Same case as shown above. Should have a grey interior.
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Re: Hardshell case for 1991 540R LTD??

The RG550lc was also available in '91 as an option for a $10 price increase.

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Re: Hardshell case for 1991 540R LTD??

I don't think you have that quite right. RG550LC is a case for a left handed guitar. They were generally not using that TKL case style at all any longer by 1991. It was also the same price as the M150C.

With the exception of Jems and Universes, everything from the RG700 up used the M150C case, which I believe has a charcoal/black interior and says Professional Deluxe on the placard. USA Customs used the UM150C which is the same thing except it said USA Custom on the placard.

Regular RG500 guitars used the $10 cheaper M100C. I believe these say Prestige Deluxe and have a light grey interior? Honestly other than the color of the inside and what it says on the placard, I don't think there is a thing that's different between any of these cases. I have no idea why the M100C was $10 cheaper either.

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I don't think you have that quite right. RG550LC is a case for a left handed guitar. They were generally not using that TKL case style at all any longer by 1991. It was also the same price as the M150C.

With the exception of Jems and Universes, everything from the RG700 up used the M150C case, which I believe has a charcoal/black interior and says Professional Deluxe on the placard. USA Customs used the UM150C which is the same thing except it said USA Custom on the placard.

Regular RG500 guitars used the $10 cheaper M100C. I believe these say Prestige Deluxe and have a light grey interior? Honestly other than the color of the inside and what it says on the placard, I don't think there is a thing that's different between any of these cases. I have no idea why the M100C was $10 cheaper either.
The 550LC was still available in '91. Although it's classed as a "left handed" case it's actually ambidextrous. I have a few of them........ My UCGR came in one as well.

AFAIK, it's been available continuously since '89.





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Re: Hardshell case for 1991 540R LTD??

Thanks guys. I think I have the M150C for my JS1 Inferno Red. Looks exactly the same on the outside as the one jer3d posted above, and I know it is black on the inside. I want to get a time period case for the my 540R LTD. By the way I noticed my 92 540RLTD in the H-S-S pup configuration isn't advertised in that years catalog. I only see the H-S-H. I did look at the 91 catalog as well. Not really worried, but found that kind of odd.
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By the way I noticed my 92 540RLTD in the H-S-S pup configuration isn't advertised in that years catalog. I only see the H-S-H. I did look at the 91 catalog as well. Not really worried, but found that kind of odd.
Maybe someone wanted a wizard for their 540R HSS and swapped the neck?
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Maybe someone wanted a wizard for their 540R HSS and swapped the neck?
Good question. I'll pop the neck off and post pics of the neck stamp(s).
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