Ola Englund’s Solar Guitars has debuted three Type G electrics: the GC1.6T-FAB, GC1.6C and GC2.6TB. These menacing single-cuts share a range of specs, including the brand’s signature spear-point reversed headstock, a thin C-profile neck, luminous side markers and two Duncan Solar humbuckers with push/pull capabilities.
The three axes differ, however, in terms of tonewood compositions, finish options and hardware. Here are details:
With a Flame Amber Burst finish atop its flame maple top, this Type G model stands out from its blackout siblings. As for tonewoods, the GC1.6T-FAB features a solid mahogany body, a set mahogany neck and an ebony fingerboard. Gold hardware and a Tonepros tune-o-matic bridge round out its features.
Retails at $899.
The GC1.6C is decked in a Carbon Black Matte finish, and features an alder body as well as a mahogany neck. Rather than the above model’s tune-o-matic bridge, this axe is anchored by an EverTune bridge, which is commonly found on other Solar models.
Retails at $999.
Like its Type G siblings, the GC2.6TB also features a set maple neck. Solar Guitars has, however, opted for swamp ash body. Other notable features include one-ply back binding – around the body and headstock – a tune-o-matic bridge as well as a sleek Trans Black Matte finish.
Retails at $799.
More info at solar-guitars.com.