Re: Rare 540P around the bay, possibly skolnick custom
Whether the middle single was routed by someone non-Ibanez, remember, that year they were importing bodies with bridge HB's only and routing them in Bensalem (I believe) as custom guitars. That's when you see the painted bridge HB cavity, but hard edged other pickup cavities with shielding paint in there. Those were done by Ibanez.
Everything else, including the fact that the IBZUSAF3 pretty much only appeared on that guitar I think, says it's original. The neck is a Skolnick, I can tell by the lock nut and string tree.
Of course not worth the price he's asking, but fun to discuss anyway!