Solar Guitars has just introduced four new limited-edition models to its line of Type S-series guitars: S1.6ET LTD Lime Burst Matte, S1.6ET LTD Poplar Burst Matte, S1.6 LTD Solar Burst Matte and S1.6 LTD Blue Burst Matte.
All four guitars feature neck-through designs, with a sturdy five-ply maple/jatoba neck and a poplar burl veneer atop a bound mahogany body. The brand claims the new construction helps increase warmth and fullness while giving players easier access to the upper frets. The guitars also feature ebony fretboards with 24 super jumbo stainless steel frets, as well as Luminlay side dots that glow in the dark.
In terms of electronics, all the guitars come with a pair of Duncan Solar Alnico V humbuckers that provide versatile voicing options, from organic cleans to heavily overdriven tones. A five-way pickup blade and master “Volume” and “Tone” knobs round off the guitars’ controls.
Where hardware is concerned, the S1.6ET LTD guitars feature Evertune constant-tension bridges, which, according to Solar, are reliable mechanical systems that keep the guitars in tune under any circumstances. It works in tandem with the Grover locking tuners to ensure the strings stay in tune, even when one snaps.
On the other hand, the S1.6 LTD guitars sport Hipshot USA fixed bridges. This system uses stainless steel saddles that have crisp string relief edges, which help eliminate dull tones.
Check out the brand’s demo of the guitars here:
The S1.6ET LTD and S1.6 LTD guitars list for EUR 1,199 and EUR 999, respectively. More info at solar-guitars.com.