Washburn has announced that monster guitarist, gear expert and all-round nice guy Ola Englund (Feared, Six Feet Under and now The Haunted) is being honoured with his own Washburn signature line called the Parallaxe Solar Series. Ola posted a pic to Facebook the other day of one of these in-development axes, with a Seymour Duncan TB-6 Duncan Distortion trembucker in the bridge position, an SH-2 Jazz at the neck and a Stephen’s Extended Cutaway. This is bound to be a high-performance guitar of the greatest quality and I can’t wait to check them out in person when they’re launched next year. Here’s the press release:
Buffalo Grove, IL, July 15, 2013 – Washburn Guitars proudly announces the addition of famous guitarist/producer Ola Englund to the Washburn family of Signature endorsers. Washburn and Ola are currently developing a line of signature guitars called the Parallaxe Solar Series which will be launched later this year.
The Parallaxe Solar Series is a new metal guitar line servicing the worldwide rock/metal market with advanced technology. The line is stage & studio ready and packed with the unique features that the most demanding rock/metal players yearn for. Features such as the Stephen’s Extended Cutaway, Buzz Feiten Tuning System, Spring Silencers, big brass trem blocks, super jumbo frets, True Temperament Fretting Systems, EverTune bridge and USA hardware & electronics. The Parallaxe Solar Series will launch at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
Ola Englund is widely known for being the guitarist for legendary bands such as The Haunted, Six Feet Under and his own band, Feared. He is also very well known and respected among the worldwide metal community for his professional YouTube demos and reviews for countless manufacturers.
Washburn Guitars is owned by US Music Corp, located in Buffalo Grove, IL. US Music Corp is an international music company that manufactures and distributes products worldwide under Washburn Guitars, Parker Guitars, Oscar Schmidt, Eden Electronics, Randall Amplifiers, Marshall Amplifiers, Hagstrom, Jay Turser, Warwick, Natal Drums, Framus, Quik Lok, and Profile brand names. US Music Corp is a subsidiary of Jam Industries, Ltd.