Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

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

  1. Merrekof

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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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. I play music

    I play music SS.org Regular

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

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

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    I still don’t know why you guys are pooping your pants over this, if you don’t like it don’t get a Solar :lol:
     
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    I'm sure if the sales weren't doing so good and there was enough demand for no inlay they would switch, but it seems like they're doing just fine. I like the look of the few models they have with the signature inlay as well as the small dot inlays
     
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    On the next FAQ; would Solar still be a Solar without an inlay at 12th fret?
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    Unfortunately SSO only lets a post be liked once, however this x10. The market that Solar Guitars is aiming at doesn't really care about whether the inlay is there or not - if anything they wear it like a badge of pride for supporting the brand/Ola. If you don't like the inlay then you're not the intended market.
     
  10. c7spheres

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    I would love to see an A1.7bd with no inlay, a bolt-on neck, a floyd, a regular not reverse headstock, along with either EMG, Fishmans, or Blackout type soapbar pickups. So basically a totally new model.
     
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    I'm really digging my Solar A2.7 TBRM although GASing for a FR model now...

    Made a video testing out Facebook live on my iPhone going from the headphone out of my interface into the iPhone mic in and decided to jam on the Solar.

     
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    Good Old Englund!
     
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    I would also have liked the specs you mentioned, but I ordered one anyways (7-string).

    My rationale: for that price, there’s a lot I can modify over time. By “I”, I mean my trusted local luthier.

    Also, it’s one of the few Solar 7s with a 25.5 scale length, which is great for shredders who like stretchy licks.

    Floyd Rose Special:

    I’m no Arnold Brainschweizer, so I don’t think I’ll bend or break some parts of the special FR because they’re made of zinc instead of steel. Also this is a trem, not a bench press bar, so I doubt it’ll go through metal warping tensions. Worst case: replace in a few years.

    Nickel frets:

    Nickel frets are marginally cheaper than stainless steel, but way harder to work with and may generate more labor costs (my guess as to why they were used to keep price down). It’s annoying but I can live with a re-fret in a few years. I’ll probably put in Jeskar SS 57110.
     
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    That neon yellow one should be offered with the maple fretboard (with centered black dots) and black matte headstock with neon yellow logo \m/
     
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  17. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    The Floyd Rose Special is by far the worst trem/floyd I've ever used so that's an instant no go from me. That bridge turned me off from Floyds years ago thinking all Floyds were like that. Never again.
     
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    :barf:
     
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    YMMV
    For me lots of guitars look like puke. But for someone else they look nice. Tastes vary, mate.
     
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  20. c7spheres

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    I know, I was just joking. Different strokes and all that.
     
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