Solar debuts its Duncan Solar Plus Alnico VIII humbucker set on new Type-A six- and seven-string guitars

Solar's new Type-A electric guitars
(Image credit: Solar)

Solar Guitars has unveiled its latest Type-A electric guitars, which arrive equipped with the brand’s all-new Duncan Solar Plus humbuckers that promise a “tight, compressed and noticeably louder” tone.

The guitars – the six-string A1.6D+ and seven-string A1.7ROP+ – were put through their paces in a video published by brand founder and YouTuber Ola Englund, who described the all-new Alnico VIII units as “more metal” versions of their preexisting pickups.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.