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Solar Guitars A2.6C

Solar Guitars announces new colours for A2.6C  ·  Source: YouTube/Solar Guitars

Ola Englund’s Solar Guitars has just announced four brand new colours for its A2.6C model. It’s quite the departure from the usual flat blacks or whites. You can now order one in either Blue Metallic Matte, Blood Tangerine Metallic, Gun Metal Matte and even Lemon Neon!

A2.6C in Colour

This well-specified guitar is now available to order in four new finishes which should be shipping in September. Usually, you would associate the Solar Guitar models with a more ‘Stealth’ flat black finish and so it is good to see some more options available at last. Blue Metallic Matte, Blood Tangerine Metallic, Gun Metal Matte and Lemon Neon will now be available for you to order directly from their site.

Solar Guitars new colours

Solar Guitars new colours for Autumn


All the standard features have been retained, including the mahogany body, maple neck, 24-fret ebony fingerboard and a string-through-body hardtail bridge. You get a single Volume and Tone control with a five-way switch to control the Duncan Solar humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions.

The price is certainly attractive. I appreciate having a few new colours to choose from, as well. Ola Englund is gradually making his guitar brand more approachable to a broader variety of guitar players. With the introduction of new colours, it should widen the appeal of this range considerably. There’s a nod towards classic ’80s Ibanez RG550 colours in there, but the range still maintains brand identity through the body carve and that Solar Guitars logo at the twelfth fret. All in all, I think these look like a good buy for anyone after a modern-looking, high-performance guitar.

RRP – EUR 649 Available from September

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by Jef
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1 year ago

I’m wondering if you get paid for this ad. First off, even though you put “Duncan Solar” in bold letters, they are not designed by nor manufactured by Seymour Duncan. By calling them “Duncan Solar” Ola is implying that somehow the company Seymour Duncan from Santa Barbara, California, was involved in the creation of the humbuckers. They were not. It just so happens that Seymour Duncan never registered an international trademark for “Duncan” in guitar electronics, so the Korean/Chinese company, probably G&B, that actually manufactured the pickups put a “Duncan Solar” on the cover. At one point Ola claimed that… Read more »

1 year ago
Reply to  Jef

I have had more than a dozen Solar guitars in my hands, and I respectfully disagree that they’d be a lot of guitar for the money. That OEM factory where Mr Englund’s “luthiers” are mass-producing the Solars is also churning out $300 guitars with the exact same build quality and components, so if you believe that for EUR 649 that’s good value maybe you should try out a few more guitars.

1 year ago
Reply to  Jef

By the way, your claim that “no guitar company pays me to write news about equipment” would be more credible if Gearnews weren’t owned by Thomann, and if Thomann weren’t a large distributor of Solar guitars, if not Europe’s largest. In that regard, the Imprint’s claim that Gearnews were just an “initiative of” is at least misleading. The domain history of clearly shows that (and are the property of the commercial entity named Thomann GmbH.

1 year ago
Reply to  Dane

Hi Dane! My name’s Angus, I’m the editor of this here website. I wanted to give you my perspective as the person responsible for the content we publish here. Let me be 100% clear about this: No one writing for Gearnews is ever paid – or so much as asked – to voice any particular opinion about anything they write about, good or bad. I demand from all our contributors that they give their personal, subjective opinion about all the products we cover, based on their experience in their field. If you want proof, you should check out more of… Read more »