NGD: Solar A2.7 FR LN

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  1. HungryGuitarStudent

    HungryGuitarStudent SS.org Regular

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    I purchased a Solar A2.7 FR LN a week ago. I was impressed that it arrived so rapidly. It was in mint condition, passed my eyeball test and my luthier's inspection.

    My first impressions: love the jumbo frets, neck shape, upper neck access and pickups.

    I would have preferred a satin back of neck, but I'm nitpicking here. No dots on the neck takes a little bit of time getting used to for quick position changes.

    I absolutely love this guitar !

    To give you an idea of the tone, here's a video of me playing a solo composed by Borja Mintegiaga. I butchered it by adding a tapping arpeggio part at the end.

    In the wake of all the recent fakery stuff, full disclosure: live take DAW audio, no EQ, no comping, no edits, etc..

    Tone: NeuralDSP Plini Archetype.

    (Glasses: cause I got eye problems.)

     
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  2. Charlie Foxtrot 3rd

    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    Sweet guitar my man. And awesome playing and tone.
     
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  3. AkiraSpectrum

    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    sounds great!

    glad to hear you're happy with the guitar, enjoy!
     
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    shupe13 SS.org Regular

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    Congrats!
     
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  5. HungryGuitarStudent

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    Thanks guys !! The only thing I’d change is the frets. I’ll definitely be putting jescar 57111 SS frets. They are higher and give way better control for bends and vibratos. They give almost a scalloped feel, making tapping arpeggios easier.

    I’d also have a satin back of neck to make it faster for quick position changes.

    That being said, these are personal preferences and the guitar is awesome.
     
  6. Fabxxxyyy

    Fabxxxyyy SS.org Regular

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    If they only had a no 12" fret symbol fretboard...
    Has it ever beed this a complaint? I've never seen it coming up.
     
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  7. HungryGuitarStudent

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    Yeah, it’s been mentioned in Ola’s FAQs, but if I remember correctly he wasn’t too keen on that. I agree with you but I can live with it.

    The absence of dots is hard to get used to.
     
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  8. Charlie Foxtrot 3rd

    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    Yeah I’d be struggling having no fret markers on the fretboard. Also I can’t stand stainless steel frets, I don’t like the feel. I used to own a Schecter Hellraiser and I didn’t enjoy the feel of the frets. I prefer nickel frets.
     
  9. HungryGuitarStudent

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    For me it’s the opposite. Just took it to my luthier to put in SS frets. I might repost something when that’s done.
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    I'd be in the market for sure if they had no inlay.
     
  11. Charlie Foxtrot 3rd

    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    I see a lot of people say that the 12th fret inlay is stopping them from getting one. I don’t mind it and don’t think it detracts from the look of the guitar
     
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  12. Shawn

    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Sharp looking guitar. Love the color. Congrats! Nice tone and nice playing too!
     
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    NoodleFace Delicious Noodles

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    Coming from the guy with the Andy James guitar! Just kidding of course, it doesn't bother me - it's part of the brand.
     
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    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    Haha. I had the option to change the 12th fret inlay (AJ symbol) but I liked it that way I think you can get double dots, K or the AJ symbol. I mean it’s his signature guitar, I like it the way it is.
     
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    I don’t mind the 12th fret inlay at all. On the other hand, the “Solar” written on the headstock is a bit too big for my tastes (i.e. smaller font would be better).
     
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    Gorgeous! Post lots of pics please!
     
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    Glad you like it :) I’ll try to post pics when it gets back from its fret change and I find the time.
     
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    Sick dude, liked the playing would have liked more :lol:
     
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  19. Walter W.

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    Man your tone is awesome, you should have kept playing, congrats on the Solar
     
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    I honestly see it as it's branding even though it has the name plastered on the headstock.

    Grats, OP! Great tone and playing, too.
     

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