SOLAR GUITARS Announces Signature Model for Marcus Siepen of Blind Guardian

Marcus Siepen has been a defining figure in the German metal scene since the mid-1980s as the rhythm guitarist for Blind Guardian. Marcus has been a vital part of the band's evolution into one of the most revered metal groups in the world. With his precise playing and melodic sensibilities, Siepen has contributed to Blind Guardian's distinctive sound, which blends epic storytelling with intricate guitar work. Marcus has been field testing a prototype of his signature for over the last year and today Solar Guitars is thrilled to unveil the S1.6MS Marcus Siepen Signature Model. Marcus adds, “I got the prototype about a year ago and it has been my main ever since.”

The guitar is designed to meet Marcus's specific needs for powerful yet harmonious tones that capture the essence of Blind Guardian's music. It features a Fishman Fluence pickup combination for a robust sound that cuts through any mix and an Evertune bridge to ensure perfect tunability. Marcus comments regarding the Evertune Bridge; "It's a game changer for live playing and also in the studio... Just grab this guitar and play a 2 hour show without worrying about the tuning..."

The Marcus Siepen Signature Model doesn't just deliver on tone—it also stands out with a stunning trans dark green burst and a custom Blind Guardian logo on the trussrod cover.

S1.6MS: 1699€ (EU) / ~$1499 (INTL). Available in Trans Dark green Burst. 
6 string Type S – mahogany body with quilted maple veneer – 3 ply mahogany neck (thin C profile) with ebony fingerboard – 25,5” scale - 24 stainless steel frets – Luminlay side dots - Solar locking tuners – Evertune bridge  – Fishman fluence modern ceramic bridge pickup & alnico neck pickup – 1 volume control – 1 tone control - 5-way blade switch