Aaron is a breath of fresh air in this hobby. Every time I do business with solos hold it is with the highest level of confidence because I know I will be taken care of. Aaron's communication is top notch and the quality of his work is second to none.
I just got my padawann order and some miscellaneous parts . They got to my door two days after he shipped, all professionally packed up.
Post by Æthereal Designs on Feb 20, 2015 20:15:32 GMT -5
Got my padawan today. its so cute and small. It will make a great one handed saber for me. I can't wait to have it installed. Lovely design, great commutation, patience with me while I rounded up my payment. Will buy from him again.
UPDATE after install...
Its so light, even with the guts and blade. I can't wait to use this for more than just a photo shoot. But Solo isn't kidding when he says its 1" on the inside. I have to really encourage my blade to get in there, but it doesn't need the stay command even without the retention screw.
An easy 10/10 on the Padawan saber I just received, beautiful machining, elegant design and, of course, fantastic communication and service. It's great watching Solo's Hold and its great products develop and grow, always leaving one curious to see what's next. Many thanks Solo's Hold!
I've got one of the Padawans from the production run and I must say it's as stellar as the prototype. You always wonder if the quality will go down or anything, but I actually think it went up a bit. Tweaking what he learned from the prototypes he made the run sabers even better. I'll be doing a small review soon. A solid 10/10
That is good stuffs... wait no, more than excellent stuffs actually... I mean... I don't know what to say to describe it Chating / Dealing with Solo's Hold is always such a pleasure, but everyone knows that already, nuff said => 10/10
Last Edit: Mar 3, 2015 10:10:34 GMT -5 by Darth Ryô
I got in on his Padawan Prizm run and also ordered a couple t-shirts from him. The saber itself is unlike anything I've ever owned before and always imagined me owning one with such a high end sound board only in my dreams...its amazing and in essence, its a lightsaber. Small, compact, comfortable, and I doubt there will be another one just like mine as I specifically asked for a white led switch and for him to surprise me with the other features. It came with a nice brown leather wrap and to my surprise along with the standard Plecter "meat" fonts, Solo included Hoth, Shatterpoint, and Shoto. Blew me away when I switched them around and played with them. The activation and deactivation is a ton more accurate than all my US hilts that simply turn on and off, no fading and the machining is unmatched. Another surprise Solo shocked me with is the Shredder blade plug from Caz he included instead of the Razor. I've seen the Razor and its gorgeous but I'm 100% sure that the Shredder is a better for this saber. All around honest, down to Earth guy and a pleasure to converse with and if I could, I would meet him in person to firmly shake his hand or give him a hug and have a glass of blue milk with. 100/10. Keep up the amazing work Solo!
Proud owner of: Solo's Hold Padawan RGrB with Petit Crouton 3.5 Prizm Vader's Vault Battle Wrapped Havok Suncrusher RGB with Crystal Shard 3.0 One Replica's Qui RGW with Crystal Shard 2.5
Post by jmplagueis on Apr 19, 2015 21:36:18 GMT -5
I'm happy to report that I had another amazing transaction with Solo's Hold
I recently bought a bundle of stuff for my upcoming igniter mini build from Aaron. Upon receiving the items, I noticed that the battery and and prototype sled were missing. He forgot that he used the sled on another install, and realized he left the battery on another bench, and was more than willing to make up for the small error.
He not only sent me the battery, but a speaker as well! No extra charge! Everything came in lightning speed too!
Super accommodating, and I couldn't have asked for a better deal!
Without a doubt a 5 star, 10/10 transaction!
Last Edit: Apr 19, 2015 21:38:43 GMT -5 by jmplagueis
Post by darthtyranus on Apr 24, 2015 19:48:40 GMT -5
I recently asked Aaron if he would build me a Padawan with a brown leather wrap and with an Igniter2 soundboard and Z6 led. I was surprised how quickly he finished the project compared to the many other companies i have dealt with. The craftsman ship of the saber hilt is superb as well as the quality of the electronic install. It has quickly become my favorite saber there is such beauty in the simplicity of it look and design.
I give it a 10/10
for my full review please click link provided review
This post is overdue but a must post. Proud owner of Solo's Hold's Padawan Reborn Prizm Demo. The work itself was of course stellar, and happy to be the owner of the saber that paved the way for such a beautiful series. With full disclosure, Aaron did tell me that he's put the saber through the works, and shortly after receiving it the saber started to have a life of its own. Contacted Aaron, and like that he took care of the shipping to and from Asia, the saber came back perfect with a few extra bells and whistles. Thank you Aaron, looking forward to your future works! Without a doubt 10/10!!!
I bought equipment to Solo's Hold. Very good quality, especially for the heatsink is impeccable. However following a misunderstanding I have not had my leather wrap but nothing serious because refunded after receipt of my material. So for me 10/10 ! I can recommended Solo's Hold as seller. I am eager to repeat purchases in his shop.
Post by shadycanuck on Jun 3, 2015 15:53:57 GMT -5
The amount of money I've spent with Solo's Hold is staggering (at least to me)! But every SH product has met or exceeded my expectations - and then some. He's an innovator and an artist. My favorite sabersmith by far. Quick and courteous communication and excellent packaging for all my shipments. 10 out of 10 out of 10 - that's like a hundred, right?
Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
Except when nerf herding; then all bets are off...
Here's to the fastest run in the West. picked up one of SH world famous TFUII pommels. Like everybody else who has ever dealt with Aaron will attest- there is not a more stand up guy in the business AND his skills are unparalleled. 10/10
Last Edit: Jun 3, 2015 17:05:44 GMT -5 by Daddy Solo
Post by Luke Skywalker on Jun 4, 2015 21:24:59 GMT -5
What can I say. 10/10
The guy is good. I purchased 3 of his TFU2 pommels. They're stunning and the quality is amazing. I did have a small issue with the threads on one pommel. Like the professional AARON is, he was extremely quick to correct it at his own expense.
I can't say enough good things about my first transaction with Solo's Hold. Job well done and in record time I might add. The job finished a few weeks before scheduled even.
Another 10/10... Got my two tfu2 pommels and they are perfect! I've also bought another padawan, a stand, and several accessories . Everything arrived with lightning speed and in perfect condition. Thanks again Solos Hold.
Post by 97thacolyte on Jun 8, 2015 11:19:16 GMT -5
Bought a couple of things from SH: a Jedi v2 stand from his post-con-blowout thread, and 2 TFUII MHS pommels. He was very polite and agreed to hold the stand until the pommels were done for shipping together. The stand itself is really great. As for the TFUII pommels, wow. Attention to detail on this work is awesome.
Like Luke above, one of my pommels had the threading issue, Aaron was super fast to make things right out of his own pocket. His work is amazing, and his people skills are too.
Thanks again man, easy 10/10.
Proud owner of JSK1 - Jaina Solo Kotobukiya lightsaber - created by Bombarta
Post by Sandtracker on Jun 8, 2015 11:26:52 GMT -5
I purchased one TFUII pommel from Solo's Hold. Just like my previous transactions with him, he was polite and the product was superb. Highly recommended and will do business with him in the future. 10/10
Rogue Five: Hi Bentley! Where y'all been?
Sept 22, 2017 14:14:13 GMT -5
Rogue Five: Sandpeople-Cool! I don't have any of the Noble Collection swords but I have a few of the United Cutlery ones and they are superb replicas as they're modeled directly from the original props. If you're interested in buying another one, I highly recommend
Sept 22, 2017 14:15:08 GMT -5
Rogue Five: Anduril. I have one and it is gorgeous and sturdily made. I believe it is a full tang sword so you could swing it around without it flying apart. Trust me, you'll feel like the King of Gondor holding this thing lol.
Sept 22, 2017 14:17:54 GMT -5
ARKM: "full tang United Cutlery" is an oxymoron.
Sept 22, 2017 15:02:54 GMT -5
ARKM: That does not mean that they aren't nice for hanging on the wall though. I have a UC Kurgan sword. I like it.
Sept 22, 2017 15:05:02 GMT -5
Rogue Five: Yeah I wouldn't go looking for a fight with any wall hanger swords lol. I think Anduril and Strider's Ranger sword are the only full tang swords in the LOTR line.
Sept 22, 2017 15:42:13 GMT -5
Rogue Five: I looked into getting a functional Anduril from a custom swordsmith but no one I found made a screen accurate one.
Sept 22, 2017 15:51:24 GMT -5
Rogue Five: That Kurgan one is nice. Sword afficianados like to dump on it because it has a two piece blade and they're right but who cares! It looks bad a**
Sept 22, 2017 16:09:42 GMT -5