Solar Guitars launches new six- and seven-string models

Ola Englund doesn’t know how to slow down.

Solar Guitars A1.6 A1.7 Artist LTD BOP

We’re struggling to keep up with Solar Guitars. Ola Englund’s company has announced close to a dozen instruments this year, and it isn’t finished yet. The brand has just unveiled two new guitars: the top-of-the-line A1.6 Artist LTD BOP and A1.7 Artist LTD BOP.

As their names suggest, these are six- and seven-string guitars—with 25.5- and 26.5-inch scale lengths, respectively—that are otherwise identically spec’ed out. The biggest difference between these new models and existing A1.6s is the finish and tonewoods: A Black Open Pore finish flaunts the grain of the swamp ash body, while still keeping true to Solar’s understated aesthetic.

Elsewhere, the A1.6 and A1.7 BOP have a pair of Duncan Solar humbuckers, EverTune bridges, Grover locking tuners, “C”-shaped maple necks, 13.75-inch-radius ebony fretboards, and 24 super jumbo frets.

Check out Solar’s other 2018 models here, here and here, or watch both these new guitars in action here:

The A1.6 Artist LTD BOP lists for $1,199, and the A1.7 Artist LTD BOP lists for $1,299. For more info, check out


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