Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

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  1. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

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    Same. Reminds me of the Fernandez single cut I cannot remember the name of
     
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    Is an evertune similar to floyd that its a pain in the dick to change tunings like going from standard to full step down?
     
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    Fernandes Ravelle Elite

    I like the fernandes shape quite a bit more. The Solar single looks a little too bubbly, in that the curves are a little too fat.
     
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    It depends. How hard do you find tying shoe laces?

    There's a process, but once you learn it, it's by no means difficult.

    Do you adjust intonation every time you switch tunings?
     
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    I feel like this is a trick/shaming question like the dentist's "do you reaaaaally floss after every meal" :lol:
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    No shame, just some perspective. :lol:
     
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    Best answer anyway is to have enough guitars for all your tunings so you only have to intonate once.
    What can I say though...as I'm old now I actually enjoy flossing so who knows...maybe soon I'll enjoy intonating too!
     
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    Exactly.

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    omg looks so wrong :nlb:
     
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    Indeed it does. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
     
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    Just got my A2.6W. Pretty amazing guitar for the price!
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    Furtive Glance "Millhouse, lower those eyebrows!"

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    Well... I jumped on the bandwagon yesterday and ordered a A1.6FRFB in Flame Black Matte.

    Hope I like the Duncan Solar's... I may eventually get a set of Black Winters but we'll have to see.

    I recently picked up a used 7-string GOC Materia 2.0 (2019) but, it's not really doing it for me. I also miss having something with a trem (besides my strat).

    Now I just need to sell the GOC :D. Will probably list here soon. PM if you have any interest.

    May the shipping from Spain be ever swift! *Ola burp*
     
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    I bought the E2.7 and its pretty nice. There were some cosmetic issues like a scratch on the fretboard, a few paint bubbles and some glue sticking out of the higher frets. Plays super nice though. Id say it was worth it while you could still get them at the same prices in USD but not when everything switched to euros. I bought it when they were 777usd/777 euro but now everything is just in euros.
     
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    I just joined the Solar family 2 weeks ago with my first 7 string, the S1.7 PB. Shipping and packaging were good and it went fast (Spain to Switzerland). QC on the guitar is really well done (fretboard is perfect, no sharp edges). Just saw a small blemish in the binding just above the jack input, if you are not looking for it you won't see it right away.
    The poplar veneer looks great, and the neck is fantastic, not too thick or thin just the right middle. The evetune is a fantastic tool as well, took some time to get completely acquainted with (intonation and then finding the edge of zone 2 to 3). Really surprised also by the pickups up to now (coming from my ESP KH 2 with EMGs or my Ibanez with Bareknuckles) they sound really good, might change them down the road but it is not a priority for the moment. in a nutshell really great price/quality ratio offered by Solar Guitars. Definitely will consider other purchases!

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    You need to log into an account on the website to see US prices. Seems to be just a bug in the page encoding.
     
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    Ah. I thought they just switched all the prices to euros. So is the price the same in euros (meaning 777 euros is gonna be 777usd or did they change that? I would say its more than worth it if you can get it at the same price in USD then. My e2.7 is schweeeet).
     
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    No unfortunately it goes to whatever the current exchange rate is.
     
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