Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

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

  1. Wolfhorsky

    Wolfhorsky Regular idiot

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    I get it. My idea was to emphasize that 80s vibe. It would look cool with that neon body and supersized black solar logo on the body. I mean logo bigger than a body and placed under slight angle.
     
  2. HungryGuitarStudent

    HungryGuitarStudent SS.org Regular

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    How does it compare to standard FRs in terms of playability and tuning stability? Every SFR player I’ve talked to said they’re basically the same as OFR.
     
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  3. c7spheres

    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    Now you got me thinking about Stryper!
     
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    Wolfhorsky Regular idiot

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    Bingo. NYC Cab yellow would be better than neon yellow imho.
     
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  5. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I think you're mixing it up with the 1000 series. In quality from best to worst it goes Original, 1000, then Special. The Original and 1000 are identical besides the fact that the 1000 is made in Korea while the Original is still being made in Germany. The Special on the other hand can be found on $300 Jacksons. The tuning stability is not great and the parts are made from very cheap material. Day one with mine and I stripped one of the locking screws. I am super delicate when it comes to setting up my Floyds but that think was super finicky. At the end of the day, I'm sure you can get away with it, I just had a bad time with the two that I had. Let us know what you think of it when you get it.
     
  6. HungryGuitarStudent

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    It sucks that you had a bad experience.

    The materials and plate are different, but I was under the impression that they were similar in playability & stability.

    I’ll let you know how it goes when I get it.
     
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  7. HungryGuitarStudent

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    On another topic, do you guys have any specific hard case and gig bag recommendations for an A2.7 FR ?
     
  8. ChugThisBoy

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    I guess they're selling Solar cases on their website
     
  9. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE SS.org Regular

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    It isn't hard to add luminlays, stainless steel frets and an OFR. I just wish it was on the guitar stock.

    May as well get the SS over and done with right now than a few years later. There's little point in waiting.
     
  10. HungryGuitarStudent

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    I’d like to test the stock jumbo frets before swapping them for Jeskar 57110. If they’re ok, why not wait until they’re worn down? It’s a pretty symmetrical situation (install SS frets now or later).

    Cases have been sold out for a while, hence my question.
     
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  11. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE SS.org Regular

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    I mean if you're intending to get your local tech to do all those upgrades anyway, you may as well do them all in one go.

    FYI, the Solars use Dunlop 6000-sized frets. 58118 is the equivalent Jescar size.
     
  12. HungryGuitarStudent

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    Oh ok, I didn’t get your point earlier.

    I agree, I’ll do the OFR and frets all at once, probably not day 1.

    Thanks for the heads up about the 58118, I’ve never tried them.
     
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    I have read some posts that the manufacturing has some issues.. Unfinished or rough edges.. Is this still the case?

    I am currently between the:
    A1.7BD Artist LTD and S1.7PB..

    I like the Ash body, since this is basically the same options as I wanted to get as a custom with Kiesel Guitars (their CS sucks, so I decided against it), sadly it is also limited and I am not sure if I wil lbe able to order it in time.

    Planning on putting in the SD Black Winters, anyone know if it is a clean swap or do I have to change around things?

    Thoughts?(and prayers)
     
  14. T00DEEPBLUE

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    Both my Solars are absolutely perfectly made fwiw.

    I think based on my own personal experience, I have no problem whatsoever in Giving Ola my money again in the future.
     
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    I'm currently torn between the A2.8FR LN and the V2.8FR LN, neither of which exist yet. :lol:
     
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    I've fallen in love with Solar S2.6C so I decided to buy it aaand, god damn.. thomann told me it will arrive "maybe" around 30th of january.
    Now I'm sad
     
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    Anyone installed fishmans in theirs?
     
  18. couverdure

    couverdure No Gear Day

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    Not mine but the A1.6 ATG (At The Gates) model comes stock with Fluences.


    I don't know if anyone here noticed but Daniel Vadim Von recently jumped ship to Ibanez.
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    It's very strange since he just had two signature Solar models released earlier this year.
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  19. Metropolis

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    You could try to cancel that order and get it directly from Solar guitars website.

    "Shipping around December 20, 2019"
    https://www.solar-guitars.com/product/a2-6/
     
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    The one I'm interested in is Solar S2.6C
    But it says "Shipping around November 20, 2019" Is it too late to order?
     

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