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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Help identifying an ibanez PLEASE!

Hi All,

I was looking for some help identifing a guitar. After searching the net all day, the closest lead led me to this forum. I believe its a 540 Radius from the late eighties. It looks (looked) almost exactly as the guitar i found on this forum here.


Here are some pics of mine. I cant seem to find the whammy bar or the other bolts but I think that might be minor..

Any ideas if Im right or not? Also how much is this guitar worth?

Well I cant seem to post pics yet but if you go to :

farm4.static.flickr.com/3602/3320770917_e8ae06e863_b.jpg

it might let you see it.. any help is greatly appreciated..

thanks
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Help identifying an ibanez PLEASE!

Hi All,

I was looking for some help identifing a guitar. After searching the net all day, the closest lead led me to this forum. I believe its a 540 Radius from the late eighties. It looks (looked) almost exactly as the guitar i found on this forum here.


Here are some pics of mine. I cant seem to find the whammy bar or the other bolts but I think that might be minor..

Any ideas if Im right or not? Also how much is this guitar worth?

Well I cant seem to post pics yet but if you go to :

farm4.static.flickr.com/3602/3320770917_e8ae06e863_b.jpg

it might let you see it.. any help is greatly appreciated..

thanks
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 02:06 AM
 
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Re: Help identifying an ibanez PLEASE!

Hi!

It is a 540 Radius model. It should have been made somewhere around 88 - 89. You could check the serial on the headstock, it should start with F and then som number stating which year. The Radius modell was the precursor of the Satriani model. More info can be found here:

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/...t_id=293&now=7
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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Re: Help identifying an ibanez PLEASE!

definitely an ibanez radius unsure of the year. jewel blue in color. edge trem. check out ibanezrules.com and they tell you how to date your guitar. i own one and it is my main go to guitar. i love it and have owned it since 1993. ones in great condition go for 350 plus on the ***y up to 500 or 600. original price tag in the day was around 850 to 900 dollars.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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Re: Help identifying an ibanez PLEASE!

Yup thats a radius, looks like an edge trem.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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Re: Help identifying an ibanez PLEASE!

That is likely an '88 540R - that control layout (5 way instead of mini-toggles), the IBZUSA non "F" or "C" pickups, and the small dots on neck are the giveaways. So, there's a good chance that the serial number is on the neckplate.

The 2 members I can think of that could probably tell you more about those are FrankFalbo and AshBass - they are both huge into Radius models.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2009, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Help identifying an ibanez PLEASE!

Thanks for all of the help ya'll!!!! It's greatly appreciated.

Cheers
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