Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by zarg, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Metropolis

    Metropolis SS.org Regular

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    Solar is thicker and C-shaped and gets thicker after 12th fret because they're set-neck or neck-through, Wizard is more like a thin D-shape and it doesn't get that thick in the higher frets. Prestige Wizard and Wizard HP are thinnest necks I've had in 6-string guitars, but I found the profile to be very comfortable and easy playing. I think there is about 2mm difference in thickness, which is quite a lot when talking about guitar necks.
     
  2. Soulmate

    Soulmate SS.org Regular

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    It’s not flat at all. It’s like a slightly thinner Fender C.
     
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  3. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    The Solar neck is the total opposite of an Ibanez Wizard. It's actually very close to a Music Man JP neck, maybe slightly rounder though. It's incredibly round with no flat spot at all.
     
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  4. Rocktoe

    Rocktoe SS.org Regular

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    Solar neck is rounder and deeper compared to the neck of my RG3120, doesn't feel as wide either. Actually it's rounder and deeper than the neck of my DT420 as well, and that neck is one of the thicker Ibanez necks.

    Really comfortable for me since I learned to play with Strats: It's like a slimmer Fender modern C shape in my opinion.

    Edit: Heh, seems like everyone already said the the same thing. Darn forum view showed no other replies when I started to write mine.
     
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  5. binz

    binz SS.org Regular

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  6. JimF

    JimF SS.org Regular

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    Thanks for the replies on the neck! think I'll need to try one out, I've fallen for the Prestige Wizard neck shape and might need to reconsider.
     
  7. Tisca

    Tisca Big-tube snob

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    I saw Kirk Windstein with a Solar. What's the deal?
     
  8. CrimsonStar

    CrimsonStar SS.org Regular

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    Hello there! Had to sign up, since there aren't that much discussion going on about Solars. Got a question: are the back of the necks gloss or satin? The S1.6PP has a matte finish all over the front, but you never know with these...
     
  9. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Solar's are consistent with their finish. Meaning if it's matte on top, the back of the neck will also be matte. If the top is glossy, sadly the neck will also be glossy.
     
  10. CrimsonStar

    CrimsonStar SS.org Regular

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    Alright, thank you for answering! Well, it seems that I'll be ordering one for myself, even though I already have 3 guitars all in standard tuning, but like Yngwie says: more is more...
     
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  11. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I mean if you think the guitar is a keeper for sure, sand down the back of the neck.
     
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  12. CrimsonStar

    CrimsonStar SS.org Regular

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    Ordered my S1.6PP about a week ago, can't wait to have it as it starts shipping on 11th of April! Although, I can't deny that I'm not a little bit worried about the color! The website clearly shows that the whole body is purple and the burst edges are darker in color - same with the purple burst Ola uses in his Boss Tube amp Expander video, but the pics I've seen here give a somewhat different image...Well, I hope for the best!
     
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  13. CrimsonStar

    CrimsonStar SS.org Regular

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    I wonder if the Covid19-situation has finally started affecting shipping around EU, as the Solar website now states that for the S1.6PP shipping starts at the end of May...
     
  14. natedog_approved

    natedog_approved Meatsack

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    Last I heard from Ola was that they were shipping as normal. Could just out of stock at the moment?

    Or it's entirely true. I work in supply chain logistics for a major ocean carrier and can confirm that we're impacted heavily all over the place.
     
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