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Solaris Pre-Order information

UPDATED Sept. 15, 2019: 

Because of the recent review on, I've had a tremendous surge of interest in the Solaris, with many asking about when I expect the next production to start. With that in mind, I would like to state that we ARE now talking orders for a Production Round #8!

At this point, we are still offering the regular version with LCD screens. The optional OLEDs as have been recently advertised are possible, pending getting a supply of the matching center LCDs. Clear pitch and mod wheels with blue LEDs will also remain an option, for $100/90 Euros. 

If you'd rather be put on the Wait List, please send me a request at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I do get the rare cancellation from time to time.

Pricing for Solaris: 

This production for the Solaris will not include the OLED option as standard, but only as an option for $250. The price remains at $4199. If prepaid in full, there will be a $200 discount, making it $3999. I am still waiting for those who expressed interest in a Group Purchase to contact me regarding pricing. As stated, for this I would need the group to be at least 20 people. I will look into a pricing if a Group is serious about making the committment.

For North America purchases, please use your PayPal account and send payment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For EU customers, please send me an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for direct wire information.

When you send in your contact information, make sure you tell me if you would like a black or white front panel, as we continue to offer both. Also, please include your shipping address. 

Please note that the price now includes a 3-year warranty.

All sales are now limited to direct orders only, with the following exception:

  • customers living in Japan - please contact Fukusan Kigyo Co.,Ltd. for Solaris information.


Note that we no longer accept payment by credit card, except via PayPal. Only PayPal or bank wire is acceptable at this time.

Thanks to those of you who have shown such interest in Solaris (tm)!

As always, prices and terms are subject to change without notice

Solaris is trademarked by John Bowen 


Terms & Conditions

1. Purchase numbers are assigned by date and time of your pre-order.

2. The Solaris now comes with a 3-year warranty on parts and labor if purchased directly from this Web site (2 years for purchases prior to July 1, 2013), and 1-year if purchased through a retail store.

3. All sales from this Web site are 100% guaranteed; if you're unhappy with your purchase, you can return it within 2 weeks for a full refund as long as the synth is still in new condition. You would also have to pay shipping on the return. Any damage to the unit (scratches, dings, etc.) will be accounted for by a deduction of your refund.

* Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.