Which Ibanez Saber is considered the best...

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  1. MikeH

    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Mine is for sale! It's an S540FM in Trans Teal. By far my favorite S series for the price I got it for. If price isn't an object, though, the S5470 is fucking killer. I regret getting rid of mine every day.
     
  2. rty13ibz98

    rty13ibz98 SS.org Regular

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    my family of Sabers
     
  3. gunch

    gunch Riff Chugman

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    Why ;-;
     
  4. AxeHappy

    AxeHappy SS.org Regular

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    I personally would go with the S540/540S over the S5470, but I prefer the older necks, pickups and bridges. Plus I love the wacky colours they're available in.

    My main guitar is actually a '90 S540 LTD. Love it. Scored it for $500, with case and cliplock and it was in fucking mint condition.

    Also scored a '94 S540CGM for $325 but it needs some work, that I haven't got around to doing/paying somebody else to do yet.
     
  5. Imalwayscold

    Imalwayscold Is actually warm

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    I personally would go for a FGM. The one I played a long time ago was incredible.
    Regarding the price they go for these days, I'm unsure though...
     
  6. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Well if I WERE to get lucky and find one, what would make it different from the 540s?
     
  7. gunch

    gunch Riff Chugman

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    The neck is set in deep, trem and pups are really deeply recessed, crazy low action.

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    Damn the unmentionables I'd do for one of these
     
  8. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Aaah.

    Well, considering the only FGM I can find is $1250, I'll pass. :lol:
     
  9. Voodoo Turkey

    Voodoo Turkey SS.org Regular

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    That's a beautiful guitar mate! :yesway:
     
  10. rty13ibz98

    rty13ibz98 SS.org Regular

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    this one is for sale for about half of what you're willing to spend...


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  11. oracles

    oracles Australian in Canada

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    If you can find one, pick up an S-1625. I cant recommend them enough after buying mine.
     
  12. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Pretty. :eek:

    But like I said, no cash ATM, and I probably won't be getting the money for a few months. :ugh:
     
  13. cajunboy2k

    cajunboy2k SS.org Regular

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    I'm a sucker for yellow guitars.
     
  14. bob123

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    540s no contest....
     
  15. vstealth

    vstealth SS.org Regular

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    So its really not worth considering anything below s5xx? I happened upon this when searching for sabres, Ibanez S Series Electric Guitar | eBay the shark fin inlays are confusing though, never seen them on a s without the custom made inlay
     
  16. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    does the 540pii count? i know it's not the sabre body shape, but if you can get one for <$800...
     
  17. Swyse

    Swyse Swyse

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    The shark fins on a 540s/s540 would make it a 540s-LTD or s540-LTD. Before 1991 or so the shark fins on the LTD models came without the custom made inlay. The custom made inlay was just a misleading selling tactic as far as I can tell. Also, despite what the neck plate says these are made in japan, assembled where the neck plate says. The only thing under a 540s I'd consider would be a 450s. The 450s is a bit more rare though. You're best to just sit and try to find a deal on a 540, which can be had for $300 quite often.
     
  18. iamrichlol

    iamrichlol Doesn't afraid

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    HNNNNGGGG
     
  19. oracles

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    Still voting S1625....
     
  20. IbanezDaemon

    IbanezDaemon Raptus regaliter

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    I'd def go S540/S540LTD/540s etc. Seriously good guitars for the money.

    My fave S prestige model is probably the S2540NT. If you're lucky you can sometimes snag them for just under $800. Bears an uncanny resemblance to the super rare J Custom S5400NT models, gotta be based on them I'd say:

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