Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

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  1. c7spheres

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    Heat guns work wonders for sure but they can screw up you guitar with one bad move. You just gotta be extremely careful or comfortable with one.
     
  2. aesthyrian

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    Nah, then it just becomes an obviously intentional BSB and/or Root Beer Jem finish :deathm:
     
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    Ugh, I’m torn between ordering either the A1.6ATG or A1.7.

    I want a longer scale guitar for tuning to B standard, they’re both 26.5”.

    I don’t really have much experience with 7 string guitars (had one cheapo Ibanez briefly some 15 years ago) and my main concern is that I’d have a hard time getting used to the wider neck.

    The A1.6ATG is perfect in every way except that it doesn’t come with the Evertune bridge, which I absolutely love.

    S1.6-27 is unfortunately not an option, I just prefer the A-type visually and alder or ash as a body wood.
     
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    7 string guitars are always going to be more versatile than 6 string guitars in terms of how they can be tuned. By simple virtue of the fact that there are more strings to modify. There's absolutely nothing stopping you from tuning a 7 string exactly like a baritone 6, but not the other way around. So logic dictates to get a 7.

    7 string was something I grew to get used to relatively quickly but of course, that varies from person to person.

    Go to a guitar store and play a 7 string guitar for a while. If that's not an option, the next most pragmatic thing is to buy a used cheap 7 string, keep it a while and after you've made up your mind, flip it.
     
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    Hello, have someone experience with Solar A2.8 BOP 8 string guitar? Looks great but I cant find review or demo...
     
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    If that blue burst came in a purple burst I'd have a jizz burst
     
  7. Soulmate

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    Haha, it sure is a pretty guitar but too flashy for me personally. Would look great on a wall though! For some reason I’ve never liked quilt tops nearly as much as flame tops.
     
  8. Walter W.

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    I got a thing for purple guitars, others too but purple is my favorite.
     
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    I was in the same situation. I tried 7-strings twice (on cheapos) but couldn't get used tobthe wider neck with my tiny hands. I settled on a 28" baritone and liked it better!
     
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    Solar is one of those companies I want to give a chance, I want to buy one of Ola's guitars just because he's from here and I want to support him. But Ole, please build seven string guitars with shorter scales! All I want is a 25.5 with a Floyd Rose, so I can keep shredding, and then do the seventh string once in a while.
     
  11. Metropolis

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    At the moment there is two models with floyd and 25.5" scale. Though the lemon A2.7 is with Floyd Rose Special which is not the best option for a floating bridge.

    https://www.solar-guitars.com/product/a1-7frc-ltd-carbon-black-matte/
    https://www.solar-guitars.com/product/a2-7fr-ln-lemon-neon-matte/
     
  12. Soulmate

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    Went and tried another 7 string, as expected felt weird at first but didn’t take too long until the neck started feeling manageable.

    Played it until I was comfortable enough to make a decision and just placed an order for an A1.7C. It was a tough choice between that and the A1.7 Artist, but I’ve learned that when deciding between appearance the more boring one usually is better in the long run.
     
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  14. Metropolis

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    They started with 26.5, but since E, G and V sevens came they started doing 25.5 more because they had necks already. So E, G and V are also 25.5. And the A1.7 I linked is a leftover Dan Vadim Von signature with added dot inlays and matte black finish, which was discussed few pages back. Good thing that it costs 200 less than original model with different finish and without being a signature model.
     
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    Life is too short too stay stock. Mod away and be free!
     
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    I bought the A2.7 FR LN for exactly that reason. Had it refretted with Jescar Super Jumbo SS frets and voila!

    Only things missing for shred (for my tastes), are satin/tung oil back of neck finishes and fretboard dots (it gets pretty hard with fast position changes mixed with tapping arpeggios).

    https://www.solar-guitars.com/product/a2-7fr-ln-lemon-neon-matte/
     
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    Pretty sure Andrew Baena does a review. Look it up on Youtube.
     
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    Nice, what finish did you get
     
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    A1.7C, the carbon black matte one.
     
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    When can we expect some Solar basses?
     

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