Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

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  1. JimF

    JimF SS.org Regular

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    :hug::wub3:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to answer! Balancing us idiots, a business, your solo project, your YouTube channel, and writing for new Feared & The Haunted albums must be ruining you. Don't burn yourself out!
     
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    ghostOG SS.org Regular

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    I was thinking of "Licensed Under Floyd Rose" tremolos.
    https://floydrose.com/blogs/tech-talk/licensed-vs-authentic

    My LTD does have the Special though, and it has the issues I talked about.
     
  3. c7spheres

    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    Hola Ola, I'm sure this came up before but I didn't find anything about it. Is there any chance to buy a Solar without the inlay at 12th fret? I like the inlay but prefer no inlay on neck. I understand it's a logo for company but guitar will still have name on headstock. Any input is appreciated if this is an option. As a side note, I realy enjoy your videos and am glad someone knows how to dial in a metal tone. Good job man.
    BTW, am I the only person who hears Ola's voice in my head when reading his messages? : )
     
  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    The thing is "LFR" covers pretty much everything that isn't a Floyd Rose brand product.

    So a Schaller Lockmeister and Gotoh 1996T are "LFR" units, while the cheaper Floyd Rose Special is a "real" Floyd.

    It has never been a great determinant of the quality of unit.
     
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    sezna undermotivated Contributor

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    Addressed ad nauseum, it shan’t happen
     
  6. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I feel like Ola's the type of person to be LESS likely to remove the inlay if you keep asking him to.
     
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  7. c7spheres

    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    - I can't find anything about it.
    - If I use the search function on this website and search this thread title, type in Ola's user name there is nothing on it. In fact there is only 2 posts that even come up from Ola in this thread, and if I search the word inlay and the thread title there is nothing that comes up out of 88 pages in this thread. If I type inlay and search his user name and search the website there are no results. Maybe the search engine is broken or something? Where has this been addressed ad nauseum? I have never asked anyone before about it, only expressed along with others how it would be nice to have one with no inlay. Who keeps asking him to remove the inlay? Seriously. I can't find anything about it and I've never asked him before about it. Probably just not in the serach engine or something.
     
  8. Hollowway

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    True. If he did remove it, he'd put an inlay of a big ol' dick, just to fuck with you. :lol:
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    The inlay question has been in addresses in one if not two FAQs with the answer being "It's staying"
     
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  10. c7spheres

    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    Like I said. I can't find it anywhere. That's why I asked. Search engine not finding it. I'll assume everyone is right about it then unless I get a reply stating otherwise.
     
  11. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    Ah, misinterpreted, my bad. He's stated it on his YouTube FAQs, not on the forum.
     
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  12. Ola Englund

    Ola Englund SS.org Regular

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    I think this model as long as it sells, that it will probably stick around. It's almost a base model at this point. But never say never right...

    No problem man, occasionally I remember to stumble in here, after all forums is something I truly miss in this day and age where everyone wants a quick social media fix. I grew up on forums. And yeah I'm currently not sorta writing for Feared or The Haunted :D I still have a lot of shit on my plate.

    Cheers man, I know what you're saying but removing the logo sort of removes the point with the company. I'm building a brand and with that I need things that make us a brand that stands out from the rest, with the logo, the headstock, the shapes etc. So far so good. People can say all they want that it's stupid because we would sell more guitars without it, but then we would loose the face of the brand basically. I would love to be able to make everyone their favorite guitar but I also have a vision in where I want the company to be in 5-10 years. Hope you understand!
     
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    Guys buy these so I can buy one here in a wide seshmo :lol:
     
  14. c7spheres

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    I totally understand that. I'm really considering that A1.7FR FB model till though. That is very nice and the price is nice too. Good times, keep chuggin.
     
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    The fretboard logo kicks ass, imho.
    Really can't make my mind between the S2.6W and the A1.6BDA... So classy and inspiring guitars...!! :)
     
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    berlams SS.org Regular

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    People, I'm looking a 7 strings axe, I have some candidates, one of them is Solar S1.7pb, another one is looking for a used prestige around the same price ( budget 1200 aprox ), I have found a RGD3127 although the bridge is different from Solar ( fixed bridge vs floyd) Solar has SS,luminlays, locking tuners... Ibanez has... great neck feeling and "made in japan". What do you think about ibanez prestige vs solar ?, Quality construction.., necks ?, feel.. ? made in japan vs indonesian..
    Thks.
     
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  17. MASS DEFECT

    MASS DEFECT SS.ORG Infiltrator

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    Ooooohhh...Duncan Solar Actives. I like that!
     
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  18. T00DEEPBLUE

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    I'm gonna assume the Solar active pickups are Blackouts copies until further notice.
     
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  19. mlp187

    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    The color-keyed inlay is a really nice touch!
     

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