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For the subsequent model with the same name, see SA260FM.
SA260FM AMB 08
SA260FM Amber Burst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The SA260FM is an SA series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2003.

In terms of specifications, the SA260FM has gone through several changes, but consistent features include a flamed maple top, Ibanez pickups with a humbucker in the bridge position and single-coils in the neck and middle positions and a non-locking synchronized tremolo.

Production of the SA260FM began in Korea in 2002. Initial models featured a nato body and a one piece neck, but that was changed starting in 2004 to a mahogany body and a three piece neck. After 2005, production moved to Indonesia. Again, several changes were made to the SA260FM, including a new tremolo and a new set of pickups with the True Duo Bucker which is noiseless in both humbucking and single-coil modes. In 2009 two new finishes were introduced: Blackberry Sunburst and Transparent Emerald Burst.

The SA260FML is a left handed version. Other similar models are the SA220FM which has a pair of humbucker pickups, the SA260QM with a quilted maple top and the SAS36FM with a set-in neck.

Specifications

Specifications for SA260FM (2002–2011)
Model name: SA260FM (2002–2011)
Year(s) produced: 2002–2011
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Korea (2002–2005) / Indonesia (2006–2007) / China (2008–2011)
Finish(es): Amber Burst (AMB) 2006–2011 / Bright Blue (BBL) 2005 / Blackberry Sunburst (BBS) 2009–2011 / Charcoal Brown Burst (CNB) 2007 / Gold Amber (GA) 2002–2005 / Transparent Emerald Burst (TEB) 2009 / Transparent Gray (TG) 2005 / Transparent Gray Burst (TGB) 2007 / Transparent Lavender Burst (TLB) 2006–2011 / Transparent Red (TR) 2002–2005
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2002–2003: Nato w/ flamed maple top
2004–2011: Mahogany w/ flamed maple top
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
2002–2005: SAT30S tremolo
2006–2007: SAT Pro tremolo
2008–2011: SAT Pro II tremolo
Hardware color:
Satin chrome / chrome
Neck
Neck type:
SA
Neck material:
2002–2003: 1-piece maple
2004–2011: 3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
2002–2005: 22 / jumbo
2006–2011: 22 / medium
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
2002–2005: Ibanez Axis Humbucker 4 (H)
2006–2011: Ibanez True Duo Bucker (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Axis Single 2 (S)
Neck pickup:
2002–2005: Ibanez Axis Single 2 (S)
2006–2011: Ibanez Axis Single 1 (S)
Controls:
2002–2005: Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
2006–2011: Master volume (w/ push-pull True Duo switch) / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
SA260FM BBL
Bright Blue
SA260FM BBS
Blackberry Sunburst
SA260FM CNB
Charcoal Brown Burst
SA260FM GA 05
Gold Amber
SA260FM TEB
Transparent Emerald Burst
SA260FM TG 05
Transparent Gray
SA260FM TGB
Transparent Gray Burst
SA260FM TLB 08
Transparent Lavender Burst
2002 SA260FM TR
Transparent Red

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