The SA160 retains the basic configuration of the earlier model, with an HSS pickup configuration and a non-locking synchronized tremolo bridge, but the specific components are different. Production was also moved from Korea to China.
Other similar models are the SA160QM with a quilted maple top (2002–2004), the SA160AH with a full ash body (2004–2005) and the SA160FM with a flamed maple top (introducd in 2012). The SA160 is also available in two left-handed versions: the SA160QML with quilted maple top and the SA160FML with flamed maple top.
The SA160 was again discontinued after 2008, but was brought back in 2011 after another two-year hiatus, only to be once again discontinued after that year.