Solar 6-string baritone/longer-scale-length E-type guitars

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Solar 6-string baritone/longer-scale-length E-type guitars

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Daniel Simpson started this petition to Ola Englund

I, and many other guitar players are interested in guitars with explorer-esque body shapes, and in this specific case, Solar E-type guitars. Solar Guitars have made their guitars with a lot of great, well-thought-out designs and features with players and playability in mind. This includes a lot of things, like Evertune bridges, luminlay side dots, locking tuners.. The list goes on.

But most of their emphasis/focus seems to be on A or S-types, and that’s understandable, since those are super strat-shaped guitars, which will probably be the body type most likely to appeal to the most people. It’s a smart thing to do. But of course, that means the less popular types get less models and variety, like the G, V and E-types. 

My goal here is to possibly show demand for something specific though: E-types with longer scale-lengths. On one hand, there’s a lot of things about Solar’s designs that go against the grain, but on the other, some things aren’t- like metal guitars with 24.75” scales.. I think the reason they chose to give most E-types 24.75”-scale is due to explorer-esque shapes (minus the Jackson Kelly and some others) usually having that scale length. So that’s understandable, Solar went with what was most likely to appeal to people who already like/own Explorers. Ola was smart to make the few models he did design count.

With that being said, a lot of people like to use lower, or much lower tunings, and shorter scales like 24.75” aren’t ideal for downtuning. And there’s people who downtune, like myself, who like the E-type’s body shape. But among Solar’s baritone models, there aren’t any E-types. Which is understandable, given the reasons I explained above. But even the 7-string E-types aren’t any longer than 25.5”... While most other Solar 7-strings have 26+ inch scales. I can understand being traditionalist with 6-strings, but this not so much. 

I think the standard 24.75”-scale length of E-types isn’t going to change, but some 25.5” or baritone 6-string models would be great, maybe even a baritone with an Evertune bridge. I’ve only ever played 25.5”-scales, but I play mostly in drop A#. Currently, the only 25.5”-scale 6-string E-type is Marzi Montazeri’s signature “Priestess” model. Here’s the E-types: https://www.solar-guitars.com/categorie-produit/type-e/

If this is something you’d like too, maybe it’d help get Solar/Ola’s attention if you shared this around. I know I will.

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