SA160QMAM review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.2 (68 votes)
Ibanez: SA160QMAM
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Sound — 10
I've played a lot of guitars in my time but can comfortly say: This guitar is probably one of the best guitars you get for 650$! And don't mistake me for one of those newbies that loves their new 100$ Squire with question. This guitar is not far from the sound of a Gibson. Only in the extreme solos in 22th fret you'll hear the guitar produce a sound that isn't satisfying. I use this guitar with a Zoom3000 and a Marshall JCM2000 DSL100W with the standart 1960a cabinet.

Overall Impression — 10
I play everything from beatiful acoustical to the hardest rock of Metallica (especially those bitchin solos!). It provides me everything you can ask for its price (again: its only a PRS when it comes to the looks)...

Reliability & Durability — 10
Just once I've had a problem with this guitar. After resting my palm too much on one of the screws it loosened so the pickup sunk into the guitar. I tightened the screw and all was perfect again. This happended after about 1 year. I've never had second thoughts on playing this thing live without backup.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
This was 100% perfect from the factory. Even the string were perfectly cut off leaving the guitar stunning.

Features — 8
I won't mind babeling about that shit like controls, finish and number of frets... you can read this by the manufactorer or decide for yourself (why should I tell you what I think about the looks?). Worth knowing about this guitar is that it keeps tuning perfectly and that the 5-way selector have very different sounds (this makes the guitar quite versatile).

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