Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Only thing I'm kinda disappointed about is the mahogany neck. I understand why, but I wish there was a maple neck.

    Fuck it, still getting it. I actually dig the shape.
     
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    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    I like the single cut thing. Moar strings and less Evertune would have me interested!
     
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    Siggevaio SS.org Regular

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    I was excited for this model when he teased it before, but I'm not in need of another six string. One model with seven strings is not enough. But I'm not in a hurry, still a fan of the G model and hopefully more options will come.
     
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    I’d be all over the G series with the Floyd, if it were lefty :(
     
  5. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    Most of you guys are probably all scrambling for your wallets to post it, but for the rest of you...
    Two models have been released 27" 8-string wit EverTune again but this time with the black open pore finish (which is way better than the satin matte black that gets that finger smudge spot after a bit)
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    The other model is something a few of you guys were asking for
    A baritone 6-string. 27" scale. Poplar burl top. EverTune bridge.
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    https://www.facebook.com/solarguitars/posts/2343096692625795
     
  6. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE SS.org Regular

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    That baritone is awesome.

    The 8 string eeh no so much. Its just a dumbed down version of the A1.8 at the end of the day. They could've made it more distinctive by giving it a longer scale than 27".
     
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  7. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I want that baritone so badly! It's the ultimate baritone with a 27" scale and evertune bridge.
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    I reallllllllllllly wish I played my 8 string enough to warrant getting a nice one. That 8 looks fantastic.
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    Ahh I see. It appeared to be an EverTune at first glance. It is indeed a dumbed down version.
    It should have been the other way around like the A1.7 LTD Arist BOP model. That finish is much more durable than the satin, ime.
     
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    Soya Poor person

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    Hmm the Evertune baritone interests me greatly, may replace the Ibanez rgib6 on my gas list.
     
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    soldierkahn BAD MAMMA-JAMMA Contributor

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    whats wrong with a mahogany neck? im genuinely asking because its the neck wood i favor....
     
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    soldierkahn BAD MAMMA-JAMMA Contributor

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    I think PRS trumps them in SC/LP style....
     
  13. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    In my experience, Maple neck guitars tend to have more attack.

    Also the only guitar that I've ever broke the neck of was a mahogany-necked guitar.
     
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    there's nothing wrong with a mahogany neck, but they are roughly half the hardness of a maple neck. That wont be an issue unless you are REALLY rough on your guitars and/or drop them occasionally. Gibson necks are mahogany and while the construction method may be more to blame than the mahogany itself, i'm sure the softer nature of mahogany doesn't help.
     
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    And come the fuck on Ola! make at least a small run of 8 strings with floyds! My wallet is ready:2c:
     
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    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    I asked about baritones and I received. And they already had a small run once which I believe was 26.5. I don’t think 27 versus 26.5 would matter much to me as it’s only a half inch.
     
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    i see where you are coming from and it makes sense. I choose the mahogany necks because of that darker "SG" type tone, which is why im doing a mahogany neck with maple stringers on my Duvell in January. I have a ton of 27" scale, basswood body, maple necked, bolt-on Ibanezes, so having a Duvell with an all mahogany body, mahogany/maple 5pc 27" neck should afford me a much darker body tone. I want to see how the Bareknuckle Juggernauts will sound in that monster!
     
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    soldierkahn BAD MAMMA-JAMMA Contributor

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    i could totally see that, yeah its definitely not as dense as maple. Perhaps some KTS rods in the neck might make it more solid?
     
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    soldierkahn BAD MAMMA-JAMMA Contributor

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    it made a decent difference to me when I compared my DCM100 (26.5" scale) to my 1077XL (27" scale), but I do agree, it wasnt MUCH of a difference. Most folks wont even notice an extra .5lb of tension. What i like more about the extended scales is the added fret spacing, and the special attribute it adds to those thicker strings. they are much much easier to handle (bending, vibrato, etc) than a standard scale with the same amnount of tension using thicker strings. I did not however, notice a difference in attack between the two though, they were both still pretty snappy
     
  20. Mathemagician

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    Yeah I just picked up a 22 fret 25.5 and I really like that extra room. I would have preferred 26.5 for a 6 but yeah if I end up getting a baritone that .5 difference will just comes down to who offers specs/a color I like more.
     

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