Solar bolsters its baritone lineup with three stealthy six-strings

Solar baritone electric guitars
(Image credit: Solar Guitars)

Solar – the electric guitar brand founded by YouTuber Ola Englund – has announced three new entries to its lineup of baritone guitars.

Comprising the single-cut GC1.6AFBB-27, V-style V2.6FBB Baritone and Explorer-esque E1.6BOP-27, the brand’s latest crop of baritones arrive with a number of stalwart Solar specs, as well as some ultra-stealthy aesthetics.

Highlights from the drop include the muted-yet-striking Flame Black Burst Matte and Black Open Pore colorways, a choice of Fishman Fluence and Duncan Solar humbuckers, versatile switching systems and Solar's trademark 12th fret logo inlay.

Read on to find out more about Solar’s newest baritones.

Solar GC1.6AFBB-27

First on the menu is the single-cut GC1.6AFBB-27, which promises a “precise and professional feature set” comprising an EverTune Constant Tension bridge system, a set-thru neck/body joint and an ebony fretboard adorned with 24 stainless steel frets.

The foundation of the 27”-scale length six-string is composed from an alder body, complemented by a flamed maple veneer, as well as a C-shape maple neck, Luminlay side dots and a Graphite nut. 

As for electronics, the GC1.6AFBB-27 is the only new baritone to come equipped with Fishman Fluence Modern humbuckers, which are wired to a three-way selector switch, two volume controls and one versatile push/pull-loaded tone parameter that serves as a coil split.

The GC1.6AFBB-27, which you can hear in action below, is available now for $1,299.

Solar E1.6BOP-27

Next up is the Black Open Pore E1.6BOP-27, which features a swamp ash body, three-piece maple neck, an ebony fretboard and 24 stainless steel frets. Aside from the body wood and shape, it shares a similar spec sheet to the GC1.6AFBB-27, meaning it has a 27” scale length, Luminlay side dots and an EverTune bridge.

Further deviations can be found in the pickup department, with the E1.6BOP-27 favoring a pair of Duncan Solar humbuckers. The control layout is also slightly more streamlined, sporting a three-way switch, and sole volume and tone knobs. A push/pull coil-split pot is once again used for the tone parameter.

The E1.6ABOP-27 is available now for $1,299.

Solar V2.6FBB Baritone

Last but not least is the V-style V2.6FBB Baritone, which also happens to be the cheapest axe of the trio with a price tag of $799.

Build-wise, it boasts a mahogany body with flamed maple veneer – again, finished in Flame Black Burst Matte – as well as a three-piece maple neck and 24-fret ebony fretboard. It’s got a slightly shorter 26.5” scale length, and also swaps the EverTune system for a tune-o-matic bridge and string-thru-body design.

Other appointments include Solar 18:1 tuners and a pair of Solar Duncan humbuckers, which are at the mercy of a push/pull coil-splitting tone knob and master volume control. 

To find out more, visit Solar.

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Matt Owen

Matt is a 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.