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The Ultimate Metal Design
Built for enthusiasts of heavy metal, the Washburn Signature Solar Guitar is finished with a brutal matte black colour and sharp contours, embodying the very spirit of metal. This sultry finish not only looks the part, but is also great under stage spotlights and on photographs as it eliminates that undesired shine that you would usually get with glossy finishes. The mahogany body delivers a warm and soft tone character with a good balance between grind and bite. Its maple neck and ebony fingerboard provide an incredible smooth performance, perfect for fast position changes.
Seymour Duncan Solar Pickups
The Washburn Parallaxe is equipped with a pair of specially designed pickups form Seymour Duncan called "Solar." The Seymour Duncan Solar pickups are unique to Ola Englund's signature series, delivering a tightly focused sound with incredible clarity to allow the strings to ring as clear as crystal with every note. Controlling these Duncan Solar Humbuckers is easy with the volume and tone control knobs, and the 3-way blade allows you to easily select different pickup selections. An additional feature is the push-pull tone knob, letting you switch the pickups between humbucker and single-coil tones.
String-Thru Body Design
The PX-SOLARV170C Guitar incorporates a string-thru body construction, improving tonality and sustain by transferring vibrations and resonance from the string to the body as it goes over the tune-o-matic bridge and passes through the body.
Additional 7th String
The Washburn Parallaxe Solar guitar features an additional low B string, which will take your music to new lows, as well as offer more versatility to your sound. This extra string will also make the guitar stand out from any crowd, and add a distinctive edge to your performances.
Buzz Feiten Tuning System
The Buzz Feiten tuning system is a uniquely designed formula that uses a compensated nut and saddle to correct the inherent problems commonly found in the western tuning formula. By incorporating a specially designed shelf nut, the strings are moved closer to the first fret with absolute precision. This is achieved by considering the guitar’s scale length, fret width, and string gauge to eliminate sharp notes at the first three frets. The bridge is also adjusted using patented pitch offsets to create well balanced intonations across the entire fingerboard. This system is favoured by musicians such as Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Liona Boyd and Andy Summers.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Ola Englund is a musician, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He is primarily known for his work with Feared, The Haunted and Six Feet Under, and specialises in death metal, groove metal, thrash metal and melodic death metal. and has his own series of signature guitars. During his time with Feared, Ola earned himself an audio-engineering degree and built a recording studio in Stockholm, which he called Midtown Music. Ola is also known for his Youtube channel, where he tests different gear and offers tutorials for playing and producing.
Body & Bridge
- Shape: PXV Ola Englund Signature V
- Body: Mahogany
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Construction: Set-In
- Colour: Matte Carbon Black
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Maple
- Scale: 25.5’’
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Frets: 24 super Jumbo
- Inlays: Ola Englund @12th Fret
- Nut: Graphite
- Nut Width: 48mm
Electronics & Hardware
- Bridge Pickup: Duncan Solar Humbucker
- Neck Pickup: Duncan Solar Humbucker
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone (Push/Pull Coil Tap), 3-Way Pickup Selector
- Tuners: Grover Exclusive 18:1
- Control Knobs: Knurled
- Hardware: Black
- Strings: D’Addario YB-XL120-7
- Case Included: Gig Bag
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