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For the model with the same name re-introduced for 2008, see SA160.
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The SA160 is an SA series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2000. It was produced in South Korea.

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 a synchronized tremolo bridge and Ibanez pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and single-coils in the neck and middle positions.

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 (2012–2013).

The SA160 is also available in two left-handed versions: the SA160QML with quilted maple top and the SA160FML with flamed maple top.

Production of the model ended after 2005, but the SA160 returned in 2008.


Model name: SA160 (2000–2005)
Year(s) produced: 2000–2005
Sold in: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: South Korea
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Candy Apple (CA) 2001–2004 / Metallic Grape (MG) 2000–2004 / Noble Gray (NY) 2002–2004 / Royal Blue (RB) 2002–2004 / Vampire Kiss (VK) 2000 / Weathered Brown (WBR) 2004–2005
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany (except 2003: Nato)
Neck joint:
2000: TZ30 tremolo
2001–2005: SAT30 tremolo
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
2000–2004: 1-piece maple
2005: 3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
22 / medium
Black plastic (42mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
2000: Ibanez Powersound 2 (S)
2001–2005: Ibanez Axis Humbucker 4 (S)
Middle pickup:
2000: Ibanez Powersound Single (S)
2001–2005: Ibanez Axis Single 2 (S)
Neck pickup:
2000: Ibanez Powersound Single (S)
2001–2005: Ibanez Axis Single 2 (S)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector


Additional finishes/ details
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Candy Apple
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Metallic Grape
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Royal Blue
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Noble Gray
Vampire Kiss
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout
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