Scott Walker Guitars Unveil 'The Solace'

Published 10 years ago on June 17, 2014

By Jonathan Graham

The Solace is a culmination of 14 years of guitar building, engineering and design by the master luthiers at Scott Walker Guitars. Woods, metals, pickup and electronics, finishes and construction details have all been meticulously thought through ,tested and revised and packed into one.

(PRESS RELEASE): Adding to the company’s well-established line of boutique guitars, Scott Walker has unveiled a new formica guitar. The heart of the guitar is a 3” blade style pickup in a “Cigar” tube. The body and neck woods are Tempered basswood and maple. A gentle radius on the top give it a comfortable feel and sleek look. The simplicity in appearance and function are as intentional as the complex engineered neck joint and tailpiece. Crystal clear cleans, dynamic and articulate overtones breathe inspiration into the artists playing and repertoire. Built durable and low maintenance for the road, and quiet singing single coil beauty for the studio. The 24” scale length makes it perfect for finger style, open tunings, bottleneck and intricate phrasing. A perfect balance between sweet articulate highs and meaty fat lows.

The Solace is a result of years of research and applying various construction techniques both modern and traditional. The neck joint features a round bottom and keyed perfect fit, attaching with a single bolt on the nodal point, exciting the woods and unlocking the maximum potential of this unique instrument.

  • Black matte Formica top and back
  • Tempered hardwoods for the body core and neck
  • Walker wound Cigar Tube pickup
  • Volume and Tone control
  • Walker spun 0 hemp Paper in Oil Capacitor
  • Extended neck tenon attached with a single bolt on the nodal point
  • Dual carbon beam reinforced neck

The Solace is built by Scott Walker in Santa Cruz, California. Retail pricing is $2500 (£1472.00)



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