NGD: Solar A2.6 - Pics and first impression

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  1. marcwormjim

    marcwormjim SS.org Regular

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    We’ll likely never know, but I wonder how many of those buyers are registered on this site. That’s data Alex and prospective sponsors would kill to have on-hand.
     
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    Looks sweet! That one is definitely my favourite colour of the bunch. Happy NGD!
     
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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    I hope Ola will bring out a V in that colour at some point.
     
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    we could host a mandatory poll? lol
     
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    I found this site through Ola's page. I just recently started pondering getting a 7 string. I am not a fan of white guitars so I dont know if I will get the Solar. I was looking at the PRS SVN today.
     
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    There's a lot more Solars than just the white ones.
     
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    So cool to see people getting these, very excited to see peoples opinions on them
     
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    Solar guitars have a FaceBook page. Ola posts pictures and posts from different customers on that page (He posted one of my pictures as well).
    I doubt he would ever post anything negative about the brand on the page, but there seems to be an overwhelming amount of happy customers :)
     
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    Like a list of answered prayers?
     
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    I’m a part of the discussion group on FB it just hasn’t been super active yet :p
     
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    Very happy to see these come in and hear good things! Now for the tough question... I want the baritone.... but that blood red is beautiful! :scratch:
     
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    The guitar is awesome. It was set up great right out of the box, I just lowered the action a bit. The Evertune is a great bridge. I don’t understand how it works, but it does and it’s so much easier to adjust string height and intonation compared to every other bridge that exists. The one slight issue I have is with the pickups. I like how they sound, they’re just a little low output for my tastes. I’ll probably swap them out eventually.
     
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    Neck looks obviously a thin neck profile, but how does it compare to other necks like Ibanez Wizard or ESP thin-u? Is it thicker than Ibanez's 17-18mm Wizard? I see it doesn't have too much shoulders in the edges, which is good, and there could be a flat spot in the middle.
     
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    I emailed Ola and this is what he told me.

    "If you’ve ever tried an Ibanez Wizard neck it’s kind of similar but rounder."

    So I'm really hoping it's close to Schecter's ultra thin C, which is the nicest production neck for me.
     
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    I had an Ibanez RG350 a couple of years ago. That neck felt thinner to me. The Solar neck feels nice and round, but I think it's a little bit thicker than any Ibanez neck I've tried. I also had a Washburn X50 Pro once, and I also remember that as a slightly thinner neck compared to the Solar.
    Personally I prefer 6-string necks that isn't too thin (which is why I love my Epiphone Gothic Explorer), and that's why I'm really happy with the feel of my Solar :)
    If you look in my signature you can see which other guitars I have in my collection. That's my frame of reference here.
    I'm pretty sure that I'll buy a 7-string Solar at some point based on how much I enjoy my A2.6 :)

    TL;DR: it's a thin neck, but not Ibanez ultra-shreddy-thin.

    Not sure that I can explain it any better than that :p
     
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    Definitely a 3 piece, look at the middle of cutaways on the rear shot.
     
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    Thanks for the advice! I feel myself moving towards little bit thicker necks than Wizard, ESP's thin-u has always felt really comfortable for me. Overly thin necks are really easy to play, but sometimes they don't offer enough material to grab on your thumb, which has recently caused me some wrist problems.
     

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