NGD: Solar A2.7 Trans Blood Red

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  1. Valserp

    Valserp Only plays 1 string

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    It has been a while... a long long while since I had a 7-string, or a longer scale at that. Out of the two, I really really missed the longer scale. 27" was a bit too much for me, but I am happy to say that 26.5" feels just damn right.

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    She plays fantastic and I love the feel. The neck reminds me a lot of an old RG1527 I used to have, only the Solar is slightly more rounded where the 1527 was flatter-feeling. I could roll with both options as they feel equally comfortable.

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    I was worried about the pickups. I used to have an old guitar with Duncan / Ibanez pickups that were nothing to write home about, so I was under the impression that these Duncan / Partner models are just chaff. These here... slay. They are focused, they are clear, and so honest about your playing. They have punch, but I wouldn't say they are the highest-output pickups I've played.

    Now, it's not a guitar I'd be playing cleans with. No matter which position I put the switch in, it produces a lot of honkyness on a clean channel. I mean, it can do for that short part of cleans you have every now and again... but this is a metal guitar, period.

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    I was a bit worried about the color, since images on the web made it appear a bit too dull. In person, it's just the right type of red. Not too vibrant, not too subdued. Just... damn... right.

    Now, it did come with a couple of blemishes that I find slightly annoying. There is a spot with a few white dots embedded into the finish, which don't seem to come out:

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    And the pickups did not have a nylon cover on them, which resulted in the metal poles starting to show wear

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    I don't mind the latter so much since I live in a seaside town and this happens to all my guitars, sooner or later. It just would've been nice to not see it on a brand-new guitar.

    And that's pretty much all I have to say about it. There is music in this guitar and I'm already writing. Damn, I am already dreaming about picking up another Solar.

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  2. Valserp

    Valserp Only plays 1 string

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  3. nickgray

    nickgray SS.org Regular

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    Definitely agree, I have both and the Solar is surprisingly similar, just a hair thicker and rounder. It does get thicker a bit lower though, the 1527 is fairly consistent right until the 17th fret or so, while the Solar gets progressively thicker from 12th fret almost, makes it slightly less comfortable around the 15th-19th fret position.

    Anyways, happy NGD! It's a killer guitar.
     
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  4. NickS

    NickS Rocket Surgeon

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    Congrats!! Looks pretty damn good, I love that body style.
     
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    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    I'm usually not into red finishes, but DANG! This one is perfect.
    Congrats!
     
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    sleewell SS.org Regular

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    that is HOT!!!!
     
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    shupe13 SS.org Regular

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    Dude that is badass!

    Dig the pup too!!
     
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    Merrekof SS.org Regular

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    What a beauty!
    I understand. I've had a similar experience with 27" scale lenghts. It's just too much for me, 26,5" on the other hand works perfect!
     
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  9. TedintheShed

    TedintheShed Retired bassist pretending to play guitar

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    Been thinking about ordering a Solar 6 string extended scale like the A1.6 ATG baritone or the A1.6D-27 LTD baritone. I can't get used to the 7th string lol.
     
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    stretcher7 SS.org Regular

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    Looks pretty sweet! I'm a big fan of Ola, as I'm sure we all are. It's great to see positive reactions to the Solar brand.
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    Love it!
     
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  12. Shawn

    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Nice looking guitar. Love the dog too. Great pics!
     
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    Ben Pinkus SS.org Regular

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    Been considering one of the evertune models, glad you like your Solar HNGD
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    HNGD! Definitely not helping my Solar GAS at all :lol:
    I'd have an order in if they had a 27" option; I want to tune to Drop E and I'd reaaaaally like that extra half inch. They look like such fun guitars.
     
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    Backsnack Many strings

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    You're making me miss my Solar A2.6 I had to sell last year, same color and finish. It was an awesome guitar, absolutely nothing bad to say about it. Ola is really kicking ass with high quality axes for a fair price. One day I'd love to own one of the A1.7's in distressed brown. That would likely be an endgame 7-string for me.

    HNGD and keep chugging!
     

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