1990 Ibanez 540R, Jewel Blue, MIJ, HSH, matching headstock!

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    Brief & Accurate Description of gear/guitar: This is a 1990 Ibanez 540R (Radius, the predecessor to the eventual Joe Satriani guitar) in the Jewel Blue finish, MIJ with matching headstock which apparently means that this is a Japan-only release therefore rare in the US (HOWEVER I CANNOT VERIFY THAT THIS IS ACCURATE, THIS IS FROM OTHER PEOPLE), and HSH pup configuration. It is equipped with the factory IBZ pups for the year, licensed Floyd Rose tremolo with trem arm, Cosmo Black hardware. One piece Maple neck, a dark Rosewood fretboard with "Custom Made" on the 22nd fret, Basswood body.

    Overall this guitar is in fantastic condition but it's not perfect. There are some body dings and surface imperfections but nothing that affects the playability of the guitar. The Cosmo Black coating is showing signs of pitting but again, this seems superficial. If it had to rate it then 8 out of 10 would seem sufficient. I purchased this from a guy in Japan and it was still in tune when I got in the US so its solid. This guitar feels great, I can definitely compare this to today's Prestige line.

    Modifications (if any): The previous owner installed some knurled volume/tone knobs but the original ones are included.
    Accessories (hardshell case etc): A nice softshell case is included, trem arm, original volume and tone knobs.
    Location (City,State or City,Country): Schaumburg, IL. Suburb of Chicago.
    International OK? : Not at this time.
    Contact Info (No Phone #s) PM here, please.
    References (eBay or other forum userid): saleen1996stang on E-Bay, SonicBlur on MANY different sites, mylespaul.com, many online sales references on car related forums for sold car parts: svtperformance.com, s197forum.com, chitownracing.com, chicagolandmustang.com
    Price (include currency and if firm/obo): $600 obo shipped in the USA. Please no trades!
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    Are the studs the locking type?
     
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    I'm not sure, how can I tell?
     
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    That's an original Edge tremolo, so the studs are locking unless someone has replaced them, but they look original to the guitar.

    Plus, in the close-up of the trem, you can see the hole in the post where the locking set screw goes.

    So I'd say it's safe to assume they're locking.
     
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    Thanks for the info, I learned something!
     
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    I'll buy those beehive knobs if you want to separate them.
     
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    Thanks but I'd just like to keep all the original parts I have with the guitar and leave that kind of stuff to the new owner.
     
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