Ola Englund’s guitar brand has just announced four new Solar 7-string models for 2020, the E2.7C, the V2.7C, the A1.7TBR, and the A2.7W. These 7-string behemoths are set up for heavy riffs and extended soloing duties. Let’s dive in!
Solar Guitars with new 7-String models
The Solar Guitars V2.7 is fitted with a Tune-O-Matic-style bridge and has a string-through construction. The V-style mahogany body is factory fitted with two Duncan Solar pickups. The C-shaped maple neck has an ebony fretboard loaded with 24 super-jumbo frets.
Next up is the E2.7C. This model comes with 22 frets and instead of the string-through tailpiece of the V2.7 has a standard Tune-O-Matic fixed bridge. Construction and pickups are both the same as the previous V2,7 specifications, so it isn’t a million miles away from its odd-shaped sibling. though this time it is more of an Explorer-style body shape.
E2.7C: EUR 777
V2.7C: EUR 777
Solar 7-string S-style models
The new bright red Solar Guitars A1.7TBR is less pointy than the previous two models and falls into the S-type body shape category. This one is the highest priced model of these four seven-stringers and includes an Evertune bridge. It comes with an ebony fretboard loaded with 24 stainless steel frets.
The A2.7W is a more affordable S-style seven-string model. It’s presented in a white finish and has a single-piece bridge and a maple fretboard rather than an ebony one. Perfect for heavy shredders on a budget.
My advice would be take a listen to Ola Englund talking about his new guitars in the video below – even he struggles to get the names right!