Ola Englund’s company is on a roll. Fresh off releasing eight new models, Solar Guitars is at it again, this time dropping a signature guitar for At the Gates.
The A1.6 ATG is a sleek, stealthy axe designed for metal. Developed in collaboration with the Swedish metal outfit’s Jonas Stålhammar and Martin Larsson, the baritone instrument—it has a 26.5-inch scale length—is based on Solar’s Type A model and is among the brand’s more premium offerings.
Two Fishman Fluence Modern active humbuckers (Alnico at the neck and ceramic at the bridge) are responsible for the guitar’s “pure, uncorrupted and musical tone,” according to Solar. And a thin neck, flat fingerboard radius and super jumbo frets make it easy to gallop across the fretboard. The A1.6 ATG’s other appointments are similarly top of the line: It has a Hipshot bridge, set-through maple neck, deep cutaways, and a push-pull volume knob to switch voices.
The A1.6 ATG lists for $1,199, and will be available in July. For more information, check out solar-guitars.com.