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Solar Guitars Announces New Eight-String Model

Back in March, Ola Englund's Solar Guitars unveiled the A1.8C, the company’s first 8-string guitar model.

Now, Solar has announced a second eight-string, the A2.8BOP.

The new guitar boasts a swamp ash body, maple neck and an ebony fingerboard with 24 super-jumbo frets. There’s also two Duncan Solar humbucker pickups, Solar 18:1 tuners, a graphite nut, black matte hardware, a five-way blade pickup switching and a full access neck.

The A2.8BOP comes in an open-pore matte finish and is available for $949. 

For more information or to purchase, head to Solar Guitars.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.