Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

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  1. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    24 frets on an explorer is as useless as tits on a bull. Good luck with the fret access.
     
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    A-Branger SS.org Regular

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    its an Explorer/Firebird but this is as close as you would ever get. And its also a 25.5" scale

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    A-Branger SS.org Regular

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    not really, its because thats what Gibson did/does.... hardtail 22 frets guitars.
     
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    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    That's true, yep. But other companies make explorer shaped guitars too, I don't see why they'd need to copy that from Gibson... Jackson didn't.

    And yeah, sure, the upper fret access might be pretty bad on those, but I guess the horn could be moved down a little to improve that. I mean, the Xiphos has a similar horn, yet the 27th fret is definitely accessible. I don't think moving the horn would change the shape too drastically...
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    The Xiphos doesn't have a giant block of wood for a neck heal though. Even the cheap bolt on series had nice fret access. About the only 'explorers' I've seen with good upper fret access are Jackson Kelly's.
     
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    Velokki GAS station

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    Hey everyone - I've been out of the loop on these. What's the quality like on these guitars? Fret ends rough at all? Overall quality of craftsmanship and finish?
     
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    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Sure, but I don't see why an Explorer made by a company other than Gibson/Epiphone would have to imitate that shitty part of the instrument :) The heel isn't exactly a defining element of the guitar anyway :lol:
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    They don't, but it's cheaper to have a square cut piece of wood than a shaped heel. Something to consider in a bodyshape that's rather polarising and unpopular (when I say unpopular, I mean non-super Strat).
     
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    Lukhas SS.org Regular

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    You're no fun man.
    Almost a chicken and egg problem when you think of it: the shape isn't practical, but since there's no demand to alter said shape either... The funny thing is that when there were requests of a signature Kelly after the Monark, IIRC Jackson said they were aware but that Marty Friedman wasn't interested. Explorers simply aren't associated with soloists (pun unintended).
     
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    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Yep, that we can agree on. I still want one with said specs, though :lol:
     
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    A-Branger SS.org Regular

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    :pehehehehe:wavey:

    if it makes you feel any better the only reason why I have a GAS for an explorer is thanks to him. And hopefully I would buy one by the end of this year if Sully release his take on it I have seen pics of. I could never gel with the finishes offered by Gibson. Never liked the pickguard either. I almost bought a second hand body only of that guy sig of the cartoon metal show, the silverburst one so I could re-finish it into something cool. Money was tight at that point so I bailed out. Kelly's could be cool? but I think they are way too "melted" for my taste. And the LTD's its jsut wrong, nope, just nope.... the JH sig snake bite is pretty cool tho. But Im dont like the Gibson scale on it, plus I dont like black guitars, white is ok?..... same with the Chapman, short scale is a nope

    I aslo have a set of EMG Het-Set ;)
     
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Except when they release something like the above, only make a few, then discontinue it, because reasons.
     
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    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    Mine is flawless, great guitar for the price
     
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    Velokki GAS station

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    Nice! Thanks for the input.

    Would be great to hear of other people's experiences as well.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    m-lll?

    no thanks, ill stick with my m-ll...




    :duel:
     
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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    so now we have a thread to discuss the 24 fret explorer...and let this one get back on topic lol.

    heres the link ---> http://sevenstring.org/threads/would-you-be-interested-in-a-24-fret-or-more-explorer.329936/

     
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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    Ola is announcing the new guitar tomorrow.
     
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  19. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Oh boy, I'm excited. Also where did you hear that from?
     
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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    Ola himself on the Facebook Solar Guitars group.
     
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