The SA160 retains the basic configuration of the earlier model, with an HSS pickup configuration and a non-locking synchronized tremolo bridge, but the specific components are different. Production was also moved from Korea to China.
The SA160 features a sculpted mahogany body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Components include Ibanez Axis pickups with a humbucker mounted in a pickup ring at the bridge and single-coils in the neck and middle positions and a SAT Pro II synchronized tremolo bridge.
Other similar models are the SA160QM with a quilted maple top (2002–2004), the SA160AH with a full ash body (2004–2005) and the SA160FM with a flamed maple top (introducd in 2012). The SA160 is also available in two left-handed versions: the SA160QML with quilted maple top and the SA160FML with flamed maple top.
The SA160 was again discontinued after 2011.
Model name: SA160 (2008–2011)
Year(s) produced: 2008–2011
Sold in: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Brown Sunburst (BS) 2008 / White (WH) 2011