Solar Guitars launches the V1.6 Artist

The open-pore, aggressive V-shape is available in black or red.

The Solar V1.6
Image: Solar Guitars

Solar Guitars has launched the V1.6 Artist, the latest addition to the range of high-spec’d metal-focused guitars.

While the guitar is designed with quite a no-frills approach, the features on offer are aimed at touring musicians to provide a reliable metal workhorse. The guitar’s V-shaped swamp ash body has the grain on clear display, coming in either an open-pore black or an open-pore red finish. It’s loaded with two Seymour Duncan Solar humbuckers, and control-wise features only a three-way selector switch and a master volume control. The Evertune bridge and 18:1 Solar locking tuners mean, with any luck, you’ll measure how often the V1.6 goes out of tune with a calendar as opposed to a watch.

The 25.5” scale length should also provide a snappier feel at lower tunings, and the 24 frets are all easily accessible due to the nature of the V style combined with a set-through neck. Along the neck’s side are glow-in-the-dark fret markers for quickly grabbing the right frets on a dark stage.

The V1.6 isn’t the only new Solar Artist for 2019, with the A1.7 also getting an Artist makeover this year.

Watch Solar Founder Ola Englund demonstrate the V1.6 below:

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The Solar Artist guitars are all limited edition. The V1.6 Artist lists for €1,199 and is available to preorder now. More information at solar-guitars.com.

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