"I'm going to lay my cards on the table: I absolutely love this guitar!  If I was in the market for a pure shred machine, this would be my choice”.

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The Washburn Parallaxe Solar series is the signature series of Ola Englund.  Guitar Interactive review one of the latest models to land in the UK, the Washburn Parallaxe Solar 16, where it is praised for it’s “fantastic playability”, “great tones” and “top finish”.

“Striking would be a good word to use when first setting eyes on this guitar.  Finished in a pale thin blue revealing the beautiful wood grain of the swamp ash body, and being pointier than a pointing stick, complete with an upside down headstock, it’s clear where this guitar is aimed, and it’s not your rehearsal big band on a Monday night!  This guitar screams ROCK, and more importantly, “Play Me!"

“The double cutaway body is not only comfortable but offers some of the best upper fret access I have ever come across”.

“This is a seriously fun guitar to play, its setup was perfect with the fixed Hipshot bridge, graphite nut and quality tuners, offering fantastic tuning stability and intonation throughout, along with the comfortable body you could quite happily and effortlessly widdle away for hours”.

“Light weight, super comfortable and effortless to play it, it made me feel 16 again and want to play just for the fun of it, and that can only be a good thing.  We also think it’s very good value for the price, given its undoubted high quality”.

The full review and video demo can be found in issue 41 of Guitar Interactive magazine or by clicking here.

The Washburn Parallaxe Solar 16 is available now at £789 RRP inc VAT.

For more information on the Washburn Parallaxe Solar Ola Englund Signature Series please click here.

Washburn is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call Sound Technology Ltd on 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/washburn