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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-20-2008, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Some 540Rs to look at

I was buying and selling guitars on **** a while back and here are some of the 540 Radius guitars that passed through my hands.

http://ashbass.com/Ibanez/Guitars/index.html


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I've always liked those guitars.
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I've always liked them too but its not the highest thing on my list of GAS so I will have to get one later or a custom made like it if the Radius models are too old and beat up by then
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Oh I love them. I had a red one but regret letting it go as the neck awesome.
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Oh I love them. I had a red one but regret letting it go as the neck awesome.
I was cleaning up the collection and sold my '91 HH model in ruby red. That one was gorgeous and in terrific condition. So then I only had the Faces guitar left (I figured I only needed one). It took a couple of months for the dust to clear and I realized I made a mistake. I've been looking for another HH model since then and lucked into one last week on ****. It's an '89 in Jewel Red. Had some little knicks and scratches to it but since the finish is so thick I was able to sand them out. Now I'm happy again.
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i like those era guitars... all of the 540 are my favorite!!! specially the radius!!!
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very nice.but they are not that rare isnt it?
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Oh man, Ashley -- that's probably the most comprehensive 540R photo log every assembled! Fun stuff. I've also been through quite a few Radii, including 540R, 442R, 542R, and RV470. Love all of 'em.
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I have 2 FGM100 models that are pretty the same body shape and neck profile than the S series. This S series are very addictive and easy to play beacuse the comfortable playing and fast necks.. then you put a hot Dimarzio USA pick ups and you got a winner horse. Also the low trem profile insert in the cavity body makes more comfortable even.

Ashbass: Watching the pics of the guitars you sell on the bay.. I remember to be in touch with you about the Pink S540.. and I remember that you were really kind. I finally not win the auction but I remember just when I see the pics. So Thanksˇˇˇ
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Hey Ashley -- I just remembered something... In an old thread from years ago, Frank Falbo mentioned that he sold you a 540R with a maple fretboard, and that you may have picked up another one later on. Is that right? I don't see any maple fretboards in your pics.

I was just wondering because I have one of those maple board Ultra necks off of a 540R that I'm about to put on a 540R project I'm assembling.

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Hey Ashley -- I just remembered something... In an old thread from years ago, Frank Falbo mentioned that he sold you a 540R with a maple fretboard, and that you may have picked up another one later on. Is that right? I don't see any maple fretboards in your pics.

I was just wondering because I have one of those maple board Ultra necks off of a 540R that I'm about to put on a 540R project I'm assembling.

Bert
Yes, I had it on the Fountain Blue one for a while. I only ever had the one. I traded it back to Frank eventually as it just didn't seem to fit the guitar. I hope your project looks good when finished and of course we'll need pictures.
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Currently that neck lives on a creamy white 540 Power (old version) with white pickups, where it is very happy. Those were Alder, and I've got a Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '78 in the bridge.

Someday I'll make my photo collection of the Radii. I have had more though. I wish I photographed all the others that have been through my hands. Although Ashley has done some of that for me, since some went to or through him.
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here is a couple.

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cept for the kramer in the middle.
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beautiful pics of those Radius's...I just traded my black one to Ubertrall, it is black with 3 mini switches, serial # is A700424, a very early one. I am going to miss it, but for a sky blue Gambale, I had to do it.
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