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Solar expands electric guitar lineup with first-ever multiscale models

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The past year has been one of solid innovation for Solar Guitars, with a new Tele-inspired range of axes and its first-ever bass guitar models among the highlights of the company's product announcements over the last year.

And now, the company – led by YouTube extraordinaire Ola Englund – has continued that hot streak, unveiling its first-ever multiscale electric guitars.

The A1.6DBOP-FF and A1.7DBOP-FF – a six- and seven-string model, respectively – each sport a swamp ash body with a Dark Brown Open Pore finish, thin-C three-piece maple neck and an ebony fingerboard with Solar's characteristic 12th fret inlay. 

Fingerboard length, of course, varies depending on model: the A1.6DBOP-FF features a 24,75" to 26" scale, while the A1.7DBOP-FF boasts a 25.5” to 27” scale.

Each model is equipped with passive Solar-designed FF pickups, which can be controlled via singular volume and tone knobs and a five-way selector switch.

Other features include a Hipshot Multi-Scale bridge, Solar locking tuners and Luminlay side dots.

The A1.6DBOP-FF and A1.7DBOP-FF are available now for preorder for $999 and $1,099, respectively. For more information, head to Solar Guitars (opens in new tab).

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Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating 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 (opens in new tab).