That neckthrough 540PII with a giger art on the front would sell very well IMHO.
Besides, the 540P, like the Iceman, the destroyer and the ghostrider are among the best designs you ll see on any guitar brand. They should always be in production, at least with one available finish/specs each.
Ibanez is without a doubt the most succesfull design house in the guitar industry
The S, SC, R, RG, GR, PII, IC and even the Destroyer are all beautifull and unique instruments. The starfield SJ Cabriolet (super tele) should also be introduced as a regular Ibanez model as it is the most beautifull variation ever made on the telecaster design.
The thing is, with so many interesting models, it would be a pain in the ass to have them simultaneusly in production. But they deserve to be.
Since the CNC programas are there and they could be routed in Korea or Japan, this is one more good reason to bring back the assymbly shop they had in the early 90s. Not only to order colours, but to be able to order any of this amazing models. Since the S, R (JS
), and IC are in production, the "only" additions would be the GR, SC, PII and SJ Cabriolet; I know its a lot... but they are all beautifull instruments.
To bad the GR was only released as a low end MIK instrument, and that the SJ Cabriolet was released within the starfield brandname. They never really got a chance.
I always remember the 540P with the practice what you preach art on the front as the guitar I wanted the most back then.