Solar adds four mid-priced models to Dimebag Darrell-inspired Type-X electric guitar lineup

Solar's four new Type-X Series guitars
(Image credit: Solar Guitars)

Earlier this month, Solar Guitars – the ever-busy electric guitar company led by YouTube guitarist Ola Englund – introduced its new Type-X design with the unveiling of the company's first high-end electric guitar, the XF6FRFSB.

Now, Solar has added four mid-priced models to the Dimebag Darrell-inspired Type-X lineup, the X1.6AN, X1.6C, X1.6 Canibalismo+, and X1.7MP+. 

We'll take you through each guitar in greater detail below.

X1.6 AN ($1,299)

Leading off the lineup is the X1.6AN, so named for its Antique Natural finish. The guitar sports an alder body with a 24,75”, thin C-shaped, three-piece maple neck highlighted by an ebony fretboard packing 22 super jumbo stainless steel frets and Luminlay side dots.

Sounds on the six-string come by way of a pair of Duncan Solar humbuckers, which can be tweaked by a volume knob, a tone knob that features push/pull coil-splitting capabilities, and a three-way toggle pickup switch.

Hardware on the guitar, meanwhile, comes in the form of an EverTune bridge and Solar 18:1 locking tuners. The X1.6 AN also comes with a custom-fitted wooden hardshell case.

X1.6C ($1,299)

Aside from the black matte Carbon finish that gives the guitar part of its name, the X1.6C is identical to its Antique Natural-finished sibling.

You can see the model up-close in the video above.

X1.6 Canibalismo+ ($1,399)

The aggressively-styled X1.6 Canibalismo+ retains many of the specs of its X1.6 siblings, with a few key differences.

First and foremost, its body is Swamp Ash, as opposed to alder, with hotter Duncan SolarPlus humbuckers – in place of standard Duncan Solars – providing the guitar's sonic attack. 

The Canibalismo+ also features a more streamlined control set, with just a single volume knob alongside its three-way toggle pickup switch. The guitar is outfitted with a unique black splatter over redopen pore matte finish, and comes with a custom-fitted wooden hardshell case.

X1.7MP+ ($1,499)

The X1.7MP+, meanwhile, is a 7-string guitar that's finished in a smooth Metallic Purple Gloss, and combines elements of all of its X1.6 counterparts.

Its swamp ash body features a thin C-shaped, three-piece, 25.5" maple neck that boasts an ebony fretboard with 22 super jumbo stainless steel frets and Luminlay side dots. 

Two Duncan Solar Plus humbuckers – controlled by a volume knob, a tone knob with push/pull coil-splitting capabilities, and a three-way toggle pickup switch – an EverTune bridge, and Solar 18:1 locking tuners round out the spec sheet of the guitar, which, like its Type-X counterparts, comes with a custom-fitted wooden hardshell case. 

Solar's X1.6AN and X1.6C guitars will begin shipping in late May 2023. The X1.7MP+ and X1.6 Canibalismo+, meanwhile, are both available now.

For more info on the guitars, visit Solar.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.