Ibanez SA260FM [2002-2011]

Ibanez SA260FM [2002-2011]

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SA260FM [2002-2011], STC-Shaped Guitar from Ibanez in the SA Standard series.

24 user reviews

Ibanez SA260FM [2002-2011] tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Ibanez
  • Model: SA260FM [2002-2011]
  • Series: SA Standard
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 07/17/2006

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Ibanez SA260FM [2002-2011] user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 24 reviews )
 16 reviews67 %
 7 reviews29 %
 1 user review4 %
Audience: Value For Money :

iamqman's review"Nice price"

Ibanez SA260FM [2002-2011]
I been is known for probably the most highly used overdrive for distortion pedal in existence. The Ibanez tube screamer has to be the most widely used title because if it's great feeling tone that it gives any guitar player using it in front of an amplifier. Ibanez is also known for very budget friendly and cheap guitars. They're known for their shredding metal guitars primarily because they have very good action and extremely fast max.

Many of their guitars range from the prices of $200 all the way up to this several thousand dollars. But most of the guitars range in a 200 - 500 range. They build some great guitars and very inexpensive guitars for the budgeted musician. This body guitar features mahogany all with a flame maple top. The neck is also a mahogany neck and also features a 25 inch neck scale. You have 22 frets and that is on top of the rosewood fretboard. You have three pick up's to select from one humbug or pick up into single quill pick ups this gives it a a lot of versatility in dialing in the towns that you're looking for. There is it a tremolo bridge.


Ibanez SA260FM Specifications

* Body Material: Mahogany with Flamed Maple Top
* Neck Material: 3-piece Mahogany
* Neck Scale: 25.1 inch
* Neck Type: Set-in
* Number of Frets: 22
* Fret Type: Medium
* Fingerboard: Rosewood
* Inlay: Pearl Dot
* Bridge: SAT Pro
* Hardware Color: Chrome
* Neck Pickup: IBZ AHS1 Axis Single Coil
* Middle Pickup: IBZ ASH2 Axis Single
* Bridge Pickup: True-Duo Bucker
* Controls: One Tone, One Volume
* Other Special Features: True-Duo Push/Pull Switch on Volume Control


This guitar will working pretty much any setting of amplifier or ring tones that you have. These guitars that excel any hygiene atmosphere. So if you had a good hiking amplifier such as a Mesa boogie or Bogner amplifier in your to get some great tones on his guitar. The guitar itself isn't a guitar that's full of tone or soul but it's a good guitar for someone wanting to learn how to play the guitar and needs something that's very budget friendly. So you're not going to walk away playing this guitar feeling like there's a bunch of tone within the wood and feeling you're going to get a good guitar is can give you the right amount of time for the price he paid . It's a good price for this guitar and is a very extremely fun guitar and it's actually pretty nice guitar to look at well.


These guitars are priced pretty low. See you can find them in the used market pretty easily. But if you want to buy one new you can be out a lot because they have discontinued this model. However there is a lot of these guitars out in the classifieds in you section say it shouldn't take you very long to find one. When they were new they were going for right around $450 so any used you can probably pick up that up for about half of that price.
Audiofanzine FR12/01/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Ibanez SA260FM [2002-2011]
(Originally written by larry1977/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Made in Indonesia.

22 frets

Two single-coil and one humbucker pickups

5-way toggle switch

Volume and tone controls.


I bought for its playability. This guitar is perfectly ergonomic.

It's VERY light

Fast and slim neck

Easy access to the upper frets.

Very playable!


That's the problem :-(

I use a 10-46 string set

I was a beginner when I bought this guitar and I found it sounded amazing.

Today, after one and a half year of use, I've become more demanding.

The pickups have no punch at all!!!!

Poor overtones... I mainly play U2 songs so it's essential to have rich overtones.

But considering the price you can't be too demanding!


Mine has a blue finish and it looks very nice. As a beginner I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again! More demanding musicians will buy another guitar or upgrade the original pickups!

allig4tor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A great guitar!"

Ibanez SA260FM [2002-2011]
See more opinions: everything has been said and repeated above.


The handle is very nice: it also allows the shred as relatively thin (and does not catch).
The ergonomics are excellent: the guitar does not slip, and is well balanced.
Access to acute is easy (a little less than a SG anyway).


This guitar is extremely versatile and can really play anything (, metal blues, jazz, rock, pop, etc ...)

I play through a Marshall JCM.


I tried many guitar, and I have many (ten): it is that which is the most versatile.
The price / quality ratio is unbeatable for a guitar that has a violin like (note that the pickups are the weak points of the guitar, but the violin is worthy of a guitar whose price varies between 500 and 1000 €)

Olivierre's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Versatile guitar"

Ibanez SA260FM [2002-2011]
Everything has already been said above.
The only difference I have from the series model is that I replaced the bridge pickup with a Seymour Duncan TB6 (distortion).


The handle is probably one of the main reasons why I bought this guitar, it is super fun to play. Very fine and broad, access to acute is also super easy! but it might have been better if it was a 24 fret (and not 22).
It is easy to get a good sound.
It is very enjoyable to play guitar, guitar weighs nothing and is very fine.
The only major fault I found is the vibrato. Once it is used, even in small doses, the guitar goes out of tune very quickly and to change tuning, it is not always easy!


I bought this guitar from a friend when I started, I would not know much and I liked her.
She has a very clear, crystal, ideal for styles like funk, etc..
The neck and middle pickups have a slightly rounder than the bridge pickup sound, but it is very clear, very oriented to acute. Also, you can clearly hear the difference in volume between single and dual microphones. The bridge pickup is really slamming a very clear sound. For cons, I find that series, we hear very little or no difference between the humbucker split and non-split.
Personally, I'm more oriented towards the big metal and it is a bit problematic. The bridge pickup, lack of and low for this style. So, I decided to replace it with a Seymour Duncan TB6 and, pfiouuuuuu, the guitar sounds totally different. Now she sends a lot more bass, harmonics are much simpler to sortir.Bref a very heavy sound! Nickel to play tricks to Slipknot, etc.. I really thought that my guitar has been transformed!
I have given 6/10 for sound with microphones series, but with my TB6, I give it a 8/10.


As overall opinion, I would say it is a good guitar for beginners, or if you need a guitar that knows how to manage a bit of all genres (less in the large metal against).
on the other hand, quality / price ratio, nothing to say, for the price I got it, it's really great.
The color is nickel finish is also very good.
I would say that this guitar shows its true potential if we invested more microphones. The it really becomes a very good guitar!
I use it for about three years and I do not regret having purchased or have changed the pickups.
I remake that choice if I was in the same conditions as the purchase (ie beginner guitarist). If I had the choice again now, I'd probably buy one more suited to my style guitar.

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