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The GSA60 is an SA series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2000. It is part of the entry-level GIO line which is produced in both China and Indonesia.

The GSA60 was one of the original models in the SA series and has been in production since, making it the longest running model in the series and one of the longest continuous production runs across the entire Ibanez line.

The GSA60 is among the most affordable of the SA series and S family. Notable differences with other SA models are the agathis body (later replaced by mahogany) and the placement of the output jack which is on the side of the body rather than the top. Other features are Ibanez pickups and a synchronized tremolo bridge.

For 2018 the fretboard radius was changed from 15¾" (400mm) to 12" (305mm) along with the rest of the models in the SA series. In late 2018 the fretboard material was switched from rosewood to jatoba. For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced with okoume, the fretboard was replaced with treated New Zealand pine and the SAT-10 tremolo was replaced by the T102. For 2020 the fretboard was changed to purpleheart.

In 2009, two limited edition colors were released: RD (Red) and SKB (Sky Blue). In 2012 the GSA60 borrowed the STD pickups from the mainline SA series. The pickups were switched to Infinity R's starting with 2015.

Specifications

Specifications for GSA60
Year(s) produced: 2000–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China / Indonesia
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2000–2004 / Black Night (BKN) 2005–2020 / Brown Sunburst (BS) 2005–2020 / Butterscotch Transparent (BT) 2002–2004 / Jewel Blue (JB) 2000–2010 / Red (RD) 2009 / Sunburst (SB) 2007 / Sky Blue (SKB) 2009 / Transparent Black (TK) 2007 / White (WH) 2006–2007, 2012 / Walnut Flat (WNF) 2015–2020
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2000–2007: Agathis
2008–2018: Mahogany
2019–2020: Okoume
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
2000–2001: Standard tremolo
2002–2018: SAT-10 tremolo
2019–2020: Ibanez T102 tremolo (10.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Plastic chrome dome
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
SA
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2000–2018: Rosewood
Late 2018: Jatoba
2019: Treated New Zealand pine
2020: Purpleheart
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Black plastic (42mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
2000–2011, 2013–2014: Ibanez PSND2 (H)
2012: Ibanez STDH (H)
2015–2020: Ibanez Infinity R (H) passive/ceramic
Middle pickup:
2000–2011, 2013–2014: Ibanez PSNDS (S)
2012: Ibanez STDS (S)
2015–2020: Ibanez Infinity RS (S) passive/ceramic
Neck pickup:
2000–2011, 2013–2014: Ibanez PSNDS (S)
2012: Ibanez STDS (S)
2015–2020: Ibanez Infinity RS (S) passive/ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
GSA60 BK
Black
2019 GSA60 BS 2Y 02
Brown Sunburst (2019)
GSA60 BT
Butterscotch Transparent
GSA60 JB
Jewel Blue
GSA60 RD
Red
GSA60 SB
Sunburst
GSA60 SKB
Sky Blue
GSA60 TK
Transparent Black
GSA60 WH
White
GSA60 WNF
Walnut Flat
HSS 5-way split
Pickup switching
Controls VT5
Control layout

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