The SA Series - to which the Ibanez SA160QM Electric Guitar in Sapphire Blue prides itself on versatility of tone, and as with all Ibanez models, comfortable playability. Ghosting through every genre, with everything from clean rhythm, crunch and metal tones available from an extremely comfortable, and good-looking guitar. This is Ibanez doing what they do, and they do it so well!
Smooth contoured body
The body of the Ibanez SA160QM Electric Guitar is comprised of a flamed maple top and a mahogany body. The top being arched in its design really shows off the beautiful grain of the flamed maple beneath the Sapphire Blue finish, which is mirrored at the headstock. The slender profile of the body is perfectly formed thanks to the bevelled edges, and deep double-cutaways that enable ready access to the upper frets. The mahogany back produces a weighty tonality that is infused with a meaty warmth, whilst the maple articulates upper register notes exquisitely.
Fast, playable Neck
Joined to the body of the Ibanez SA160QM Guitar is a three-piece maple neck, which has been carved to Ibanez’s fast and thin SA profile. The slim design of the neck encourages you to perform at breakneck speed, deftly sweeping, tapping, and chugging your way through performances with ease. Paired with the neck is a sumptuous rosewood fingerboard, sporting 22 jumbo-frets that are adorned with dot position inlays to guide your way in style.
Fitted to the body is a synchronized tremolo system that creates a perfect connection between the strings and body, whilst enabling smooth vibrato control. String tension and height adjustment across the bridge is nice and simple, accommodating a quick turnaround, should the worst happen and a string snaps mid-performance. The nut works perfectly alongside the Ibanez standard tuning machines to uphold tuning integrity with precision throughout the most energetic of performances.
The pickups in the Ibanez SA160QM Electric Guitar have been loaded up in HSS configuration, with a STDH2 humbucker in the bridge, and STDS single-coils in the middle and neck. A versatile set of pickups, they offer a clean, crisp tone with a clear voice that’s perfect for adding distortion or overdrive. The single-coils offer the fat, charged response that is excellent for creating chunky rhythm and lead tones, whilst the humbucker offers a smooth output that is fantastic for high gain soloing.
The Ibanez SA160QM Electric Guitar in Sapphire Blue is a gorgeous guitar from its delightful finish to its carefully appointment hardware. If it is versatility, power, and comfort that you crave in a neat package, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model SA160QM Electric Guitar Top Material Flamed Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HSS Bridge Tremolo Neck Profile SA 3pc Maple neck No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays White Dot Bridge/Tailpiece SAT Pro II Active/Passive Active Tuners Standard Pickups Neck, Middle: Quantum Single-Coil Bridge: Quantum Humbucker Controls Master Volume Master Tone Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup Finish Sapphire Blue
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