Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by zarg, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I think it works with the cutaway and the "nubbin" on the end.
     
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    Anquished hhnice!

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    I think if it was just a regular singlecut shape with the solar headstock I'd have hated it, but this shape matches it quite nicely. Now I'm gassing for that 7 with the Evertune.. :yum:
     
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    To be honest, I loved the red one at NAMM (although I think it was a 22-fretter? Ola will know), and I think it looks awesome, but I can see why a departure from a more traditional approach with the inline headstock and all may be offputting to some.
     
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    MrWulf SS.org Regular

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    huh a Les Paul with a reverse headstock. GAS immediately at the highest point now.

    no 7 string Type S with non Evertune bridge though
     
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    Ola Englund SS.org Regular

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    24 frets my good brum
     
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    Aha! That's what "just one beer" with Jason and Jocke will do. :lol: Guitar was kickass regardless!
     
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    other solar shapes are sweet... this just looks off. not TERRIBLE, but not buyable either. no one will make a singlecut les paul look as good as gibson or ESP.
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    I actually really like the 7-string single-cut. I just know that shape isn't the most comfortable for me, otherwise I'd buy one.
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    I gotta be honest, as someone who's been super into everything Solar so far, these singlecuts absolutely are not doing it for me.
    That's fine though- I'm not a SC guy anyway, some guys will dig 'em, and like Max said, it's nice to see something that isn't just wishing it was a LP. Feels like a good addition to the Solar lineup.
     
  10. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    The GC2.6 will be mine.

    But at the same time I kinda want the GF, because it makes me nostalgic for my old LTD EC-50.
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    I played a Monarch before buying my SG, and I was horrendously surprised at how willing I was to walk out the door with it; the only thing that stopped my was the flat edges on the body, if it has some sort of curve to soften the forearm angle, I would've been onboard right then and there.
     
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  12. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I've played a Monarkh (ugh, it's even spelled ugly) and it's not a bad guitar, just frightfully ugly.
     
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    ^The Marty Friedman sig design worked quite better though. It has a better horn cut and a body arch.
     
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    aesthyrian SS.org Regular

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    ooooh a Gotoh 1996T discussion hidden in a Solar Guitars thread? This my shits!
     
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    MetalHex SS.org Regular

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    Paging Ola.....I need an 25.5 SG shaped Solar right the fu*k now. Whos with me? Lets make this a thing!
     
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    Sooooo... anybody got their hot little hands on the 8 string yet?

    Haven't seen a single youtube video, forum post about it since it was released in March
     
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    Not me. That would look abominable.
     
  18. Mathemagician

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    I am loving that small forearm bevel. Reminds me of the flat EC’s ESP pretends don’t exist. That looks really good IMO.
     
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    Absolutely love the G model line, that 7 string is just insane!
     
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    I was waiting on these to release but Ive seen 24.75 scale?
    I was hoping we would get at least 1 with the 27 inch baritone scale. (unless There is one and ive missed it?)

    Ah well
     

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