I don't post a lot on here so I thought this would be a good time to post my newly acquired guitars.
Disclaimer : the following story and related pictures have some serious GAS. You have been warned !
So, let me introduce my two beautiful Ola Englund Signature Washburn Solars.
The first one is a Solar 17ETC I ordered last november from Guitar Candy and received just before Christmas (what a nice present I did to myself).
This guitar is a pure beauty but I'll let you be the judge :
I was so happy with the 7 string Solar that I was planning to buy the 8 string model later this year, with the goal to put an Evertune bridge in it after that.
As it happens, Guitar Candy stocked the very one Ola used in his video a few days ago. So I pulled the trigger and bought it last week. And here it is :
These two guitars are really amazing. I really dig the look of them, with the sharp edges, the nice curves, the reversed headstock and inline tuners. These are definitely the sexiest guitars I own right now.
They both play extremely well. I'm really amazed to prefer those over my Ibanez guitars.
The necks are really comfortable, just a little thicker than my Ibanez necks, but rounder with no shoulders. The natural ebony fretboard is so gorgeous.
The Seymour Duncan Solar pickups are very very nice too. They sound very sharp and aggressive combined with the alder body.
Last but no least, the Evertune bridge really is a must-have for me now. I was a little concerned about it but it does a really amazing job. It's really what I was expecting. Now I need to get some money back to put an Evertune bridge in the 180C. Then it should be the ultimate riffing metal machine!
So obviously, I'm very happy with my new guitars And as a huge fan of Ola, I feel so lucky to finally have these.