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For a list of SA models, see Category:SA models.

The SA series is a line of solid body electric guitars produced by Hoshino Gakki for the Ibanez brand. The first SA models were introduced in 2000 and the line has been produced continuously since. The most common word Ibanez uses to describe the SA line is "versatile"; it can accommodate a large array of musical styles.

The SA is a derivation of the S series. The most notable difference from the S series is that while the SA series body retains the S series' arched top, the SA body has a flat back and thus is not as thin overall. Most SA models also are equipped with a non-locking, synchonized, floating tremolo bridge.


History

The SA series was introduced in 2000 as a moderately priced entry point into the S series. The initial models were the SA160, SA260, GSA20 and GSA60, the latter two as part of Ibanez' entry-level GIO line. Other than components the GIO SA models are distinguished by a straight headstock instead of the tilt design of the non-GIO models as well as the output jack placement on the side of the body rather than an angled port on the top of the guitar as with the other S and SA models.[1][2]

Sources

  1. 2010 USA catalog, Ibanez, 2000.
  2. 2010 EU catalog, Ibanez, 2000.
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