Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

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  1. T00DEEPBLUE

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    https://www.solar-guitars.com/product/a2-6fr-ln-lemon-neon-matte/

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    https://www.solar-guitars.com/product/a2-7fr-ln-lemon-neon-matte/

    First reaction was busting a nut to this.

    But upon further reading, it turns out they only use FR Specials, standard side dots and nickel frets. That's lame. :(

    I would have very happily paid extra for SS frets, luminlays and an FR 1000 tbh. No luminlays on a guitar with an insanely florescent finish like this? Seriously? That's a huge missed opportunity if you ask me.

    Hopefully this will all be addressed next run and made into an A1.6/7. Then i'd buy one.
     
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  2. binz

    binz SS.org Regular

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    Sure you would.
     
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    I love the look of the black open pore artist, but the Evertune spoils it for me. I appreciate what it does, I just find it too big and blocky, and I'm not a fan of prominent logos on hardware. Kinda wish they'd develop a more streamlined version, but I don't know if that's even possible.
     
  4. T00DEEPBLUE

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    I've already bought two, poindexter. :cond:

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    I'd be more than happy to buy a third if its the right guitar with the specs I want.
     
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    Grass fed no less.
     
  6. T00DEEPBLUE

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    That's my former landlord's problem. :D
     
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    Yeah I can see that, but then take off the Logo on the headstock : ) I'm just anti-logo unless it's my art or words.
     
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  8. T00DEEPBLUE

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    So psyched they made a Jensen with passives and without the huge inlay
     
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    Carl Kolchak SS.org Regular

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    Are they all still made in Indonesia?
     
  11. Sollipsist

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    Agreed. When I see a product with prominent branding, I automatically start to wonder if that's the only thing that distinguishes them from the competition.

    Then again, it's not necessarily because I'm against advertising other people's brand. I wear band t-shirts all the time. But it's not because I think the t-shirt itself is high quality :D
     
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    Gosh you've been saying that forever! Just post your pics when you have finally made up your mind man!
     
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  13. T00DEEPBLUE

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    To be a lot more accurate., its actually just an E2.6TBRM in black instead of red.

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    I personally like the impact wave markers on the Jensen. Not to mention the super cool sidebars in the Jensen are gone on this model as well.

    And the locking tuners.
    And the stainless steel frets.
    And the switch position being in a super ergonomic place.

    But its a lot cheaper so.
     
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  14. manu80

    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    Always found the horn too low and not close enough to the neck, a bit off center in fact, looks weird...
     
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    I’ve been saying this since these guitars were introduced. It’s, frankly, insane to not offer models without the inlay. It’s a fact that they have missed sales because they are too stubborn to remove it.
     
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    Personally I understand why they want to keep that inlay on all guitars. It's their thing, like the Ovation headstock for example. Ovation also missed sales because of it..
    It's their logo, even though it is on a place where you normally wouldn't put one.
     
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    i think it's just a business plan. sell them first with inlay, then sell them again w/out inlay.
     
  18. T00DEEPBLUE

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    Like I said, the inlay is a core part of the brand's identity.

    If it didn't have the inlay, it wouldn't be a Solar.
     
  19. I play music

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    It still would say "SOLAR" on the headstock ...
     
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  20. T00DEEPBLUE

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    Yes. But it still wouldn't be a Solar without the inlay. :)
     
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