SA160QMAM review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 6
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.2 (68 votes)
Ibanez: SA160QMAM
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Price paid: $ 549

Purchased from: Real Time Music Chesterfield

Sound — 8
It sounds great, although there is a fair bit of interference on the single coils. Great rich sound through a Marshall amp though. Clean humbucker isn't the best but i'm yet to find a guitar that is good on clean humbucker.

Overall Impression — 8
I play Indie and metal, the guitar does everything i want for a very reasonable price. If it was lost i'd be pissed, and i've probably get the same again.

Reliability & Durability — 8
It's done me well, although i've now put on a strap with strap lock buttons. Looks as though it will last, however the back of the guitar scratches easily. I've played live without a backup before.

Action, Fit & Finish — 6
Excellent, however my cat knocked it over and so there's a small impression in the fret board (around the 8th fret). Hasn't altered the way it plays though. But a few of the screws have rusted. Action is nice and low.

Features — 10
22 frets, not sure on where it was made. I've got the transparent grey with an awesome looking quilted maple top. 5 way pickup, for the singe coils and humbucker. As everyone else has said this is a feature laden guitar.

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