Eight new electric guitars are joining Solar Guitars’ line-up of formidable rock and metal axes—not bad for a company that YouTube hero and The Haunted guitarist Ola Englund founded last November.
These include Super Strats, Explorer-style shapes, as well as left-handed and seven-string models. Check them out here:
The Super Strat takes the ‘stealth’ aesthetic and runs with it: It has all-black hardware, an ebony fretboard, glow-in-the-dark side dots, and a Carbon Black Matte finish on an alder body. Two Seymour Duncan Solar humbuckers—designed specifically for Englund’s brand—power the six-string, while an EverTune bridge ensures tuning stability.
Other features include a flat 13.7-inch-radius fretboard, a 25.5-inch scale length, dramatic cutaway scoops, 24 super jumbo frets and a thin “C”-shaped maple neck.
The A1.6ETC lists for $999.
Think of this as the angelic version of the previous guitar. It’s identical in every way save for the White Matte finish and maple fretboard.
The A1.6ET lists for $999.
Lefties can get in on the Super Strat action with this left-handed model. However, it’s only available in a Trans Blue Matte finish, which shows off the grain of its swamp ash body.
The A1.6ET LH lists for $1,049.
A2.7 & A2.7 LH
The A2.7 is a blazing red beauty that’s similar to the A1.6ETC model with a few crucial differences: It has seven strings, a stock fixed bridge, and a swamp ash body.
And the A.27 LH is a left-handed version of the guitar, identical in every other way.
Both A2.7 and A.27 LH list for $799.
“E” probably stands for “Explorer”—and this Solar model updates the classic Gibson shape with sharper points, beveled armrests, and a wicked-looking headstock. The E1.6ETC is as stealthy as the A1.6ETC, and shares the same tonewoods, hardware and pickups. The biggest difference between the two is the scale length: This model has a shorter, Gibson-spec’ed 24.75-inch length.
The E1.6ETC lists for $1,099.
A more affordable version of the former, the E2.6 swaps out the EverTune bridge for a Tune-o-matic-style one, alder for swamp ash, and the killer all-black finish for a bright, Trans Blood Red Matte sheen.
The E2.6 lists for $799.
This “S” model bears a sleeker, ‘Ibanez-ier’ body shape as compared to the “A” guitars. Gone are the scooped cutaways, while white headstock, neck and body bindings rim the guitar’s all-black finish.
It’s still very much a Super Strat, though. The S1.6ETC is pretty much identical to the A1.6ETC, features-, hardware- and electronics-wise.
The S1.6ETC lists for $1,099.
For more information, check out solar-guitars.com.