The series features stainless steel frets and neck-through construction.

Solar Guitars
S1.6SBM LTD

Sant Gregori, Spain (September 26, 2018) -- 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 addition of the all new Poplar Burl LTD series of guitars.

In an effort to continue offering the best possible instruments to end users, Solar Guitars has launched a new LTD series including two new features largely demanded by worldwide end users: stainless steel frets and neck-through construction.

The models feature a 5-piece maple/jatoba neck and mahogany body with poplar burl top, Duncan Solar Alnico V pickups and locking tuners, and a gig bag.

Two models feature a Hipshot fixed bridge, while the two other models feature an EverTune bridge.

S1.6BLBM LTD: 999 $/€ suggested street pricing. Blue Burst Matte finish.

S1.6ETLBM LTD: 1199 $/€ suggested street pricing. Lime Burst Matte finish.

S1.6ETPBM LTD: 1199 $/€ suggested street pricing. Poplar Burst Matte finish.

S1.6SBM LTD: 999 $/€ suggested street pricing. Solar Burst Matte finish.

All four instruments are immediately available from the Solar Guitars web-store: www.solar-guitars.com, and selected dealers.

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