Solar Guitars unleashes metal monsters with new 8-string and baritone electric guitars

Ola Englund’s Solar Guitars has announced two new extended-range electric guitars for metal, the A2.8BOP eight-string and 27” scale baritone S1.6PB-27.

The A2.8BOP baritone guitar boasts a swamp ash body and matching headstock, with maple neck and 27”-scale ebony fingerboard.

The S1.6PB-27, meanwhile, opts for a mahogany body with poplar burl veneer, neck-through construction and five-piece maple-jatoba neck with ebony fingerboard at 27” scale.

Both models boast coil-splittable Duncan Solar humbuckers, Solar locking 18:1 tuners and stainless steel frets.

The A2.8BOP ($/€949) and S1.6PB-27 ($/€1,149) are available now from Solar Guitars.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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