Novo Guitars has just unveiled its guitar lineup for 2021, which includes two new base models, the Voltur and the Solus H2. You can also order directly from Novo through its new Select program ordering system, with faster delivery times and avoid massive waiting lists.
Novo Guitars 2021
The Novo Guitars 2021 lineup is already looking sweet with these two new models. The Denis Fano operated company just released a video with a few teases of the new Voltur and Solus H2 models, along with details on its new Select program ordering system.
The Voltur is a new body shape designed by Dennis Fano. Overall, I like the offset body styling on this model and think it looks pretty damn fine. It combines a Fralin Unbucker bridge humbucker with a Lollar Staple P90 pickup in the neck position. These are then wired via a T-style control layout, but with the pickup selector switch on the bottom horn instead of on the control plate.
The guitar has a 24.75″ scale length and employs a tempered pine body paired with a tempered maple bolt-on neck with a 9.5″ radius, 22-fret rosewood fretboard. The cut down T-style bridge has three brass saddle barrels. Seems like a recipe for great tone to me, so I imagine it will sound pretty sweet as well.
This twin humbucker version of the Solus model from this year is, funnily enough, called the Solus H2. I was already a fan of the Solus and so, as with the Voltur model above, this one works for me. Like the Voltur, it has a tempered pine body, a tempered maple bolt-on neck and rosewood fingerboard, but comes loaded with a set of Fralin Modern PAF humbuckers instead.
This new twin pickup version comes with a TonePros Tune-o-Matic bridge and stoptail, instead of the T-style bridge or wraparound option of the standard one-pickup Solus models. This makes sense, as it’s a twin humbucker model which are traditionally paired with a Tune-O-Matic style bridge.
The Novo Select program allows you to order any of the company’s five models with shorter waiting times. These include the new Voltur and Solus H2, as well as the Serus J, Solus F1 and Solus M1 models. You get a choice of eight of the brand’s most popular finishes and three different pickguard options. Ordering through the Select program means you will receive your guitar in 2-3 months. For a small boutique brand, that’s pretty damn fast! You can still go the whole route of totally custom and choose just about every aspect of your build as before, but these will take a while longer to build.
Also, look out for the Signature Series run of guitars, expected to be available throughout the year. These guitars will be designed by Dennis Fano and be limited to extremely short runs.