If you’re looking for versatility in your next guitar purchase, then your search ends here. The Ibanez SA460QM is designed for just that, with its electronics consisting of two single coils and a humbucker in the bridge that has been set up with coil splitting. That’s not all this guitar is about though. If you hadn’t noticed, it’s also an absolute stunner, with a quilt maple top giving an incredible texture to the gorgeous Sapphire Blue Burst finish, which has then been lovingly outlined with an Abalone body binding.
The quilt maple used for the top is accompanied by a mahogany body, to create an absolutely classic combination. This combination is popularised because of the balance of sound it offers to guitarists, with rich and deep tones complimented by crisp and snappy sounds at mid-high frequencies.
As any owner will tell you, if there is one thing that Ibanez does well, it is necks. The Ibanez SA460QM-SPB Electric Guitar is the perfect example of this, with its utilisation of the SA 3-piece maple neck, which, with its measurements of 19.5mm at the first fret and 21.5mm at the 12th, gives a slim and fast-playing shape, which is partnered perfectly by a bound jatoba fingerboard with a 400mm radius, and the aforementioned Abalone dot inlays marking your path to guitar playing ecstasy.
Alongside this amazing playing surface, you also have the SAT Pro II tremolo bridge, which brings you solid tuning, and incredible precision and sustain, in addition to playing diversity.
Powerful pickup configuration
A killer feature of the Ibanez SA460QM Electric Guitar has to be its electronics, which get the best out of the rest of the instrument’s make up. Resolution single-coil pickups are housed in the neck and middle positions, while the coil-tapped Quantum humbucker takes its place in the bridge.
The Quantum humbucker is controlled by the push-pull volume knob, which allows switching between genuine single-coil and humbucking tones in one pickup, and all the pickups can be selectively controlled with the 5 way pickup switch.
It's the combination of pickups, including the coil-tapping, along with the synchronized tremolo and locking machine heads that make the Ibanez SA460QM capable of everything from clean rhythm, to crunchy blues, to extreme metal. Simply put, this is a guitar that was designed to be played hard.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model SA460QM-SPB Top Material Quilted Maple Body Material Mahogany Body Binding Abalone Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Bound Jatoba Position Inlays Abalone Dots Fingerboard Radius 400mm Pickups Quantum Humbucker (Bridge)
Resolution Single Coil (Middle)
Resolution Single Coil (Neck)
Pickup Config. HSS Active/Passive Passive Controls 5-way Pickup Selector Switch
Bridge SAT Pro II Tremolo Hardware Finish Chrome
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