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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD!! - 540S 1988 (i think) with Backstop

Hi all.

Ive had this a little while now, but finally got around to taking photos.

My research suggests its s 1988 540S in Atlantic Blue?

All original, except for the strap buttons.

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Fitted some new O-rings as the originals were perished, also, this is the only mark on the paintwork.





No serial number on back of headstock.





Even came with the manuals

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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Re: NGD!! - 540S 1988 (i think) with Backstop

Man.... That is SWEET!! Gorgeous guitar and in great condition. Congrats!!

How do you like the way it plays and sounds?
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks

I havent given it the playing it deserves yet as i have recently gone from having 3 guitars, to having 8 lol.

I like it though its the only guitar i have with a single coil at the neck, so i like the difference that brings.
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Happy NGD man! Atlantic blue is supposed to be a pretty rare color and this condition is immaculate. It's on par with my 1990 RG560 (except you have the instructions and backstop). That is AWESOME
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD!! - 540S 1988 (i think) with Backstop

I didn't realize its a rare colour.

I guess its this one?

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IIRC, Atlantic blue was only used for like 2 or 3 years, and on a very limited number of models. I didn't even know they used it on an S until this thread
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Re: NGD!! - 540S 1988 (i think) with Backstop

Very cool guitar, and in great shape! Yes, that's a 1988.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks guys

Ive acquired a few ibanez guitars lately (other threads) but this was a nice find!
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Re: NGD!! - 540S 1988 (i think) with Backstop

I usually can't stand the S-series, but this one looks fantastic with that colour and the OE.
Great guitar!
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Re: NGD!! - 540S 1988 (i think) with Backstop

Very very cool finish, I own exactely the same (somewhere on this forum...)

Big congrats ! :thumbsup:
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Very very cool finish, I own exactely the same (somewhere on this forum...)

Big congrats ! :thumbsup:
Thanks Agent, ive seen your thread I think.

If you need O-rings for the beehives, let me know, I have some spares
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That's kind of you ! thanks ! PM sent

I think that AB was that stunning finish with the complementary Coral Myst

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Re: NGD!! - 540S 1988 (i think) with Backstop

The 540s... My fave!!! Sweet axe, brother!!!
Are you going to keep those IBZ pups in it?
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Thanks

Yes i'll certainly keep them for the moment, sounds very nice
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Re: NGD!! - 540S 1988 (i think) with Backstop

This is a beauty! How's it playing?

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I havent given it the playing it deserves yet as i have recently gone from having 3 guitars, to having 8 lol.
I am in that phase right now; acquiring as if kijiji/craigslist will be taken down tomorrow!
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