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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2017, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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S540 w/24 fret J custom? Or user mod

This doesn't look right to me.

Is theres a S540 with 24 frets and a strange looking headstock. I'm looking at the neck pickup and it doesn't seem lower than normal. I can't tell by the pictures if they just plopped on a longer neck and its not an official custom but a user mod?
It seems well aged by the screws it might be earliest revision

But the guitar is purple ish and looks identical to the purple metallic s540 with a pointy banana headstock that says J custom.

Sorry, but i can't post links yet. .. Might not be helpful
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Re: S540 w/24 fret J custom? Or user mod

i finally saw this guitar on the bay

it is 24 frets and i'm pretty sure the intonation is completely screwed up... unless it has one of those special necks ( i have one) makes a 25.5 scale guitar 21 fret to 27.8 inch scale with 24 frets)

that does look like an old 540S body 25.5 scale so it possible
does the neck look longer to anybody?
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/oQUAAO...Ti/s-l1600.jpg

she might a baritone
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Re: S540 w/24 fret J custom? Or user mod

Yep that is it! It seems a bit odd and I really kinda doubt Ibanez would screw up a guitar scale to put on a 24 fret neck, so it looks like a HACK. It's been on Ebay forever, so I think people might think the same as us.
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Re: S540 w/24 fret J custom? Or user mod

25.5" scale body would allow 21, 22 or 24 frets it's moot it's just a matter of how many frets you want.

Jackson or copy 24 fret 25.5 neck installed with fake Ibanez logo seems likely. Certainly not an Ibanez neck.
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Re: S540 w/24 fret J custom? Or user mod

Ok ic. Well the point is that it's fake and not a desirable purchase.

I really do want an S guitar, but really not sure if I want a Korean or Indo one. It seems after researching here, only the Prestige models are decent but still have issues.
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