Solar Guitars Announce Antique Aged Natural Series

Solar Guitars launches ten new models featuring antique aged natural finish and black hardware, coupled with Fishman Fluence Modern active pickups.


A1.8AAN: 1499 $/€ suggested street pricing. Antique Natural Matte finish.

8 string Type A – alder body – 3 piece maple set neck (thin C profile) with ebony fingerboard – 27” scale – 24 stainless steel frets – Luminlay side dots – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – EverTune bridge – Fishman Fluence Modern active pickups – 5 way blade switch – 1 volume control, 1 tone with push / pull for voice selection – black hardware.

 A1.7AAN: 1399 $/€ suggested street pricing. Antique Natural Matte finish

7 string Type A – alder body – 3 piece maple set neck (thin C profile) with ebony fingerboard – 26,5” scale – 24 stainless steel frets – Luminlay side dots – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – EverTune bridge – Fishman Fluence Modern active pickups – 5 way blade switch – 1 volume control, 1 tone with push / pull for voice selection – black hardware.

A1.6AAN-27: 1299 $/€ suggested street pricing. Antique Natural Matte finish.

6 string Type A baritone – alder body – 3 piece maple set neck (thin C profile) with ebony fingerboard – 27” scale – 24 stainless steel frets – Luminlay side dots – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – EverTune bridge – Fishman Fluence Modern active pickups – 5 way blade switch – 1 volume control, 1 tone with push / pull for voice selection – black hardware.

A1.6AAN: 1299 $/€ suggested street pricing. Antique Natural Matte finish.

6 string Type A – alder body – 3 piece maple set neck (thin C profile) with ebony fingerboard – 25,5” scale – 24 stainless steel frets – Luminlay side dots – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – EverTune bridge – Fishman Fluence Modern active pickups – 5 way blade switch – 1 volume control, 1 tone with push / pull for voice selection – black hardware.

A1.6FRAAN: 1199 $/€ suggested street pricing. Antique Natural Matte finish.

6 string Type A – alder body – 3 piece maple set neck (thin C profile) with ebony fingerboard – 25,5” scale – 24 stainless steel frets – Luminlay side dots – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – Floyd Rose 1000 bridge – Fishman Fluence Modern active pickups – 5 way blade switch – 1 volume control, 1 tone with push / pull for voice selection – black hardware.

GC1.7AAN: 1399 $/€ suggested street pricing. Antique Natural Matte finish.

7 string Type GC – alder body – 3 piece maple set neck (thin C profile) with ebony fingerboard – 25,5” scale – 24 stainless steel frets – Luminlay side dots – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – EverTune bridge – Fishman Fluence Modern active pickups – 5 way blade switch – 2 volume control, 1 tone with push / pull for voice selection – black hardware.

GC1.6AAN: 1299 $/€ suggested street pricing. Antique Natural Matte finish.

6 string Type GC – alder body – 3 piece maple set neck (thin C profile) with ebony fingerboard – 24,75” scale – 24 stainless steel frets – Luminlay side dots – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – EverTune bridge – Fishman Fluence Modern active pickups – 5 way blade switch – 2 volume control, 1 tone with push / pull for voice selection – black hardware.

V1.7AAN: 1399 $/€ suggested street pricing. Antique Natural Matte finish.

7 string Type V – alder body – 3 piece maple set neck (thin C profile) with ebony fingerboard – 25,5” scale – 24 stainless steel frets – Luminlay side dots – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – EverTune bridge – Fishman Fluence Modern active pickups – 5 way blade switch – 1 volume control, 1 tone with push / pull for voice selection – black hardware - includes gigbag.

V1.6AAN: 1299 $/€ suggested street pricing. Antique Natural Matte finish

6 string Type V – alder body – 3 piece maple set neck (thin C profile) with ebony fingerboard – 25,5” scale – 24 stainless steel frets – Luminlay side dots – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – EverTune bridge – Fishman Fluence Modern active pickups – 5 way blade switch – 1 volume control, 1 tone with push / pull for voice selection – black hardware - includes gigbag.

E1.6AAN: 1299 $/€ suggested street pricing. Antique Natural Matte finish.

6 string Type E – alder body – 3 piece maple set neck (thin C profile) with ebony fingerboard – 24,75” scale - 22 stainless steel frets – Luminlay side dots – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – EverTune bridge – Fishman Fluence Modern active pickups – 3 way toggle switch – 1 volume control, 1 tone with push / pull for voice selection – black hardware – includes gigbag.

All new models are available for immediate purchase from the Solar Guitars web-store: www.solar-guitars.com, and selected dealers.

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Beginner

Beginner

  • Learn to play a 12-bar blues, in three different keys, using one shape.
  • Study an assortment of strumming and picking patterns.
  • Gain a basic understanding of the 12-bar blues form.
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