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.

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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.