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For the model with the same name made from 2000 through 2005, see SA160 (2000–2005).
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The SA160 is an SA series solid body electric guitar model re-introduced by Ibanez in 2008. The SA160 was originally introduced in 2000 and sold through 2005 after which it was discontinued for two years prior to its reintroduction.

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.

Specifications

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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
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
SAT Pro II tremolo
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
SA
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez AH2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez AHS2 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez AHS1 (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

Additional finishes/ details
SA160 BS
Brown Sunburst
SA160 WH
White
HSS 5-way split
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

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