Solar Guitars collaborate with Patrik Jensen for feature packed E1.6Jensen MKII

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Solar Guitars collaborate with Patrik Jensen for feature packed E1.6Jensen MKII

Words by Sam McNiece

With Fishman and Evertune components.

Swedish based Solar Guitars, ran by Ola Engund, have announced a new signature guitar for Patrik Jensen. The E1.6Jensen MKII is based on their Type E body shape, which in itself is very metal, and is a feature packed guitar for the shredder within all of us.

What you need to know:

  • Solar Guitars have teamed up with Swedish metal guitarist Patrik Jensen for his second artist signature, E1.6Jensen MKII.
  • This model features an Evertune bridge, Fishman Fluence Modern pickups and a full access neck for shredding to the 22nd fret.
  • The six string guitar touts a bold design with a large part of the sharp body acting as an arm rest.

Read all the latest product news here.

This alder body with veneer top guitar is covered with a matte red and black gradient complimented by a maple C shaped neck. They’ve enlisted two active Fishman Fluence Modern humbucker pickups which provide a full and round sound profile while maintaining articulation and dynamics.

A three-way switch allows you to select which pickup positions you’d like to use alongside a push/pull tone knob for choosing either a Modern Active voice, or a Crisp, clean and fluid one.

For the bridge, there’s a constant-tension Evertune which is guaranteed to stay in tune under gruelling circumstances (i.e. you shredding for your life) and they’ve used their own Solar 18:1 locking tuners. There’s 22 super-jumbo frets on a 24.75″ scale on top of an ebony fretboard.

The E1.6Jensen MKII comes shipped in a gig bag with a truss rod and loaded with six Black Smith 1046 Nono Carbon Coated strings ready to play. There’s Patrik Jensen’s “impact wave” fret markers along the neck for maximum metal effect.

Check out this video below with Patrik Jensen chugging away at the guitar.

Head to Solar Guitars for more information and for local enquiries, head to Industrie Music.