Solar Guitars’ new Lime Burst finish is Ola Englund’s take on the classic Dime Slime used by Dimebag Darrel. These two 6-string models have some great hardware choices, and look spectacular in these new finishes.
Ola Englund’s Solar Guitars is forever trying out new finishes and colour options. This latest release is ever so eye-catching and, as I mentioned, very reminiscent of the classic Dime Slime finish used by Dimebag back in the day. You can opt for either a V-style or Explorer-style body shape with these two models.
Both models have a mahogany body with a flame veneer, and a three-piece, thin-C profile maple neck covered in this new Lime Burst finish. The choice of a dark ebony fretboard works beautifully on top of this colour.
I think these finishes will definitely appeal to fans of something a little more eye-watering than just the regular black, white, and red finishes normally associated with this brand.
As both of these guitars. are part of the E1 Series, it means they both have nice hardware. This includes 24 stainless steel frets, Luminlay glow-in-the-dark side dots, a set of Solar locking tuners, and a Floyd Rose 1000 locking trem system. They both come loaded with a set of Duncan Solar humbucking pickups wired via a single volume control and tone control with a push/pull coil split, and a three-way toggle.
The new Lime Burst E1.6 and V1.6 models are available for pre-order from the links below. I think this new finish looks great and if you get where the influence is coming from, then it is even cooler! You can hear Ola talking about these two new models in the video below, where he mentions the Dimebag Darrel inspiration and gives them a play through.
If you want a good quality modern guitar, then you definitely should check out Solar Guitars. The brand is becoming more and more of a ‘go to’ brand for many players, as it somehow manages to squeeze in a huge amount of value for its price points. Every Solar Guitars model I have played so far has been excellent, and I would love to see one of these new finishes in the flesh, as on camera they look ace.
RRP – EUR 999 each inc gig bag