A design "accident" led to the company's first singlecut model.

GC16OLA-LTD

Sant Gregori, Spain (May 15, 2019) -- Solar Guitars - the brand created by Ola Englund - who’s recognized as a member of notable Swedish metal groups The Haunted and Feared, is very proud to announce the introduction of the new Type G body shape.

The Solar Type G is the new single cutaway shape, and it’s offered in two variations: Type GF (flat top) and Type GC (Carved top).

The new Type G has a 24,75” scale, contoured body with back comfort cuts, set neck with an all access heel, and comparable premium features as the current Solar lineup.

"Our goal was to design a traditional looking single-cut guitar with a real Solar Guitars twist. After endless body and headstock shape designs we were lost. We found the perfect body shape but all the headstock designs just did not look right…we almost gave up…by accident we edited the traditional Solar 6 inline headstock to that body... and BANG…we found our way home. So f€%k tradition, we are Solar Guitars, we do whatever we want….” says Ola Englund.

GC1.6OLA LTD: 1199 $/€ suggested street pricing. Custom Graphic Ola finish

Carved alder body – Mahogany neck – 24,75” scale – 24 frets – Ebony fretboard – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – Stainless steel frets – Duncan Solar pickups – EverTune bridge – 1 volume – 5 way switch – Gigbag included – Signed & numbered certificate (limited to only 20 pieces worldwide).

GC2.6TBR: 799 $/€ suggested street pricing. Trans Blood Red Matte finish

Carved swamp ash body – Maple neck - 24,75” scale – 24 frets – Ebony fretboard – Solar 18:1 tuners – Super jumbo frets – Duncan Solar pickups – Tune-o-matic bridge – 2 volume, 1 tone w/ push pull for coil cut – 3 way toggle switch

GC2.6C: 666 $/€ suggested street pricing. Carbon (black matte) finish

Carved mahogany body – Mahogany neck - 24,75” scale – 24 frets – Ebony fretboard – Solar 18:1 tuners – Super jumbo frets – Duncan Solar pickups – Tune-o-matic bridge – 2 volume, 1 tone w/ push pull for coil cut – 3 way toggle switch .

GF1.7FBB: 1199 $/€ suggested street pricing. Flame Trans Black Burst matte finish

Flat mahogany body with bevels – Maple / jatoba 5 piece neck – neck thru construction - 25,5” scale – 24 frets – Ebony fretboard – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – Stainless steel frets – Duncan Solar pickups – EverTune bridge – 2 volume, 1 tone w/ push pull for coil cut – 3 way toggle switch.

GF1.6FRC: 899 $/€ suggested street pricing. Carbon black matte finish

Flat alder body with bevels – Maple neck – 24,75” scale – 24 frets – Ebony fretboard – Solar 18:1 locking tuners – Stainless steel frets – Duncan Solar pickups – Floyd Rose 1000 bridge – 2 volume, 1 tone w/ push pull for coil cut – 3 way toggle switch.

GF2.6BOP: 749 $/€ suggested street pricing. Black Open Pore matte finish

Flat swamp ash body with bevels – Mahogany neck – 24,75” scale – 24 frets – Ebony fretboard – Solar 18:1 Tuners – Super jumbo frets – Duncan Solar pickups – Tune-o-matic bridge – 2 volume, 1 tone w/ push pull for coil cut – 3 way toggle switch.

GF2.6W: 649 $/€ suggested street pricing. White matte finish

Flat mahogany body with bevels – Mahogany neck – 24,75” scale – 24 frets – Ebony fretboard – Solar 18:1 tuners – Super jumbo frets – Duncan Solar pickups – Tune-o-matic bridge – 2 volume, 1 tone w/ push pull for coil cut – 3 way toggle switch.

GF2.6C: 599 $/€ suggested street pricing. Carbon (black matte) finish

Flat mahogany body with bevels – Mahogany neck – 24,75” scale – 24 frets – Ebony fretboard – Solar 18:1 tuners – Super jumbo frets – Duncan Solar pickups – Tune-o-matic bridge – 2 volume, 1 tone w/ push pull for coil cut – 3 way toggle switch.

All models are ready to ship by end of May 2019 and can be ordered from the Solar Guitars web store: www.solar-guitars.com, and selected dealers.

For more information:
Solar Guitars

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