OLA ENGLUND Amicably Splits with WASHBURN, Starts Own Guitar Company


One of my all-time top favorite Swedes (the list is long) made a huge announcement the other day!

It’d probably be best for him to explain the nitty-gritty of the whole deal, but it goes a lil’ something like this:

  • He’s had a line of signature guitars with Washburn for some time now.
  • They’re dope and basically represent everything he (we) wants and needs out of a high-performance, cost-effective metal guitar…
  • …it’s rad when someone/thing/faceless GiganCorp with capital invests in your vision and successfully brings it to life.
  • But!

What would happen if you owned a friggin’ company? It sounds like Ola asked himself that very question and went ahead and took the plunge to find out firsthand. The current details are understandably sparse, but the bottom line stands: Ola Englund is starting his own guitar brand.

I repeat, Ola Englund is starting his own guitar brand. Let’s gooooo! (All I ask is the lefties get plenty of love.)

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Gear Gods intern Maxwell studied English at Cal Poly Pomona and has since realized life ain’t all about semicolons and syntax. He’s studying audio now, and will probably judge your music taste before your grammar.

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