Solar Guitars unveils striking new 7-string signature model for Heavy As Texas guitarist Marzi Montazeri

Marzi Montazeri with his new Solar Guitars seven-string signature model
(Image credit: Mark Del Castillo)

Solar Guitars has been expanding its Artist Series as of late, with new models for Kirk Windstein of Crowbar and Down, Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto, and now Marzi Montazeri, former guitarist with Phil Anselmo and current axeman of Houston metallers Heavy As Texas.

Joining Montazeri’s existing six-string E1.6 Priestess, the all-new E1.7 Priestess+ is a seven-string Explorer-style electric guitar with an Orange Neon Matte-finished alder body, three-piece maple neck with a thin C profile and ebony fingerboard, 25.5” scale length and 24 stainless steel frets.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.