The SAS36FM is an SA series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2006. It was originally produced in South Korea by the World company; production moved to China for 2008.
The SAS36FM features a flamed maple top with abalone purfling and cream binding on a mahogany body mated to a set-in maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and abalone dot position markers. Components include a SAT pro synchronized tremolo bridge and Ibanez pickups with a True Duo Bucker in the bridge position and Axis single-coils in the middle and neck positions. For 2008 the SAT Pro tremolo was replaced with the SAT Pro II.
The SAS36QM is a similar model with a quilted maple top.
The SAS36FM was discontinued after 2011.
Specifications for SAS36FM
Model name: SAS36FM
Year(s) produced: 2006–2011
Sold in: Europe & Western Asia / Asia (excl. Japan) / USA / North & South America and Oceania / Japan
Made in: Korea (2006–2007) / China (2008–2011)
Finish(es): Dark Amber Sunburst (DAS) 2006–2007 / Dark Red Sunburst (DRS) 2006–2008 / Transparent Gray (TG) 2006–2008 / Transparent Lavender Blue (TL) 2008–2009 / Transparent Red Sunburst (TRB/ TRS) 2008–2011
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Mahogany w/ flamed maple top, abalone purfling & cream binding
Controls: 2006–2007: Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector / push-pull coil split on volume 2008–2011: Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector / push-pull coil split on tone