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Solaris Pre-Order information

UPDATED Oct. 22, 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!

We are now able to offer (for a short time) two versions of the Solaris - the regular version with LCD screens and dark wheels, and a version with OLED text screens, black background graphics LCD, and blue LED wheels. Clear pitch and mod wheels with blue LEDs will also remain an option for the regular version, with a small price increase to $130/115 Euros. We have enough parts to build 25 of the regular version.

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: 

Pricing for the regular Solaris is being reduced to $3899, with only 25 more units to be built. The price for the OLED version will be $4399. If prepaid in full, there will be a $200 discount for the OLED version (no discounts available for the regular version). A place on the production list can be reserved with a 50% deposit. (Prices in Euros are calculated at the current exchange rate when purchasing.)

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 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.