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.
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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