Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

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That explorer is sexy, and I thoroughly enjoyed his washburn model, so I have high hopes for these. If my finances permit it, I'll definitely be buying one of those explorers.
 

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Just a heads up, the 2.0 guitars do not have glow in the dark side dots. It was added as a mistake, only the top of the line 1.0 models do. I plan on saving up for the V1.6 and the blue and red A2.6 guitars.
 

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Website's not available... forum DDOS?

Aahhh-mhmm, it's just awfully slow. The inlay is so annoying - is that necessary? He should consider an inlay-free model...
 
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Site is down for me, just times out. Anyone give me the skinny on whether he has 7/8 string models and price ranges?
 

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Does anyone know where are these made, Indonesia or Korea?

Site is down for me, just times out. Anyone give me the skinny on whether he has 7/8 string models and price ranges?

Only sevenstrings, but I could see eights coming at some point if there is demand. A1.7ET is 1199€ and A2.7 is 699€, which are very affordable.
 

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Website is acting a bit rough... will check back in when they figure that out.
 

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Had some time to look around. Don't see any difference to other guitars from Chinapines or wherever those are produced. Also don't like that lack of transparency while others clearly communicate the country/factory that's manufacturing their instruments. For 600-1200 Euro you get what everybody else is selling: cheap bridge, non-locking tuners, cheap pickups, nickel frets, thin quilted maple veneers.
 
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... I'll probably be cursed out of here, but... more of the same?

I mean, what is the REAL novelty here? It's just his design (visual part only) without any thing new to add besides some eventual micro-semi-custom options. What will dictate its success will be quality control... as with any thing.

Don't get me wrong, good for him, good to know that there are new brands coming out. But in the end, these are just more of the same... IMO, of course. Not excited. :shrug::(
 

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Are the ebony fretboards lacquered? Notice the mirror-like reflection of Ola's hand in his demo vid of the V.

Also, who's the guy demoing the A and S (the strat shapes)? The dude is a beast! Holy shit!
 

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Are the ebony fretboards lacquered? Notice the mirror-like reflection of Ola's hand in his demo vid of the V.
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The are probably just polished with really fine sand paper. I have polished a rosewood board close to a mirror shine myself as crazy as it sounds :D
 

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I do like the A1. 7ET, but we're talking about a 1200€ guitar, MII, without even gig bag... If this is the downside of having evertune bridge, well... :|
https://www.solar-guitars.com/product/electric-guitar-a1-7-et/
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They look like fine metal oriented guitars for the budget conscious. Price isn't bad given the hardware at all, and Ola does have a keen eye for a cool take on shapes. Whether I like them or not, only playing one will tell, but it's likely to only happen when the Haunted play in my hometown in February or so.
 


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