Strandberg Boden Original 8 Black
Includes Gig Bag
Available to Order
Frequently Bought Together
Manufacturer's ID: BD8CT-17O-M-F-BK
What we say:
Strandberg’s unique guitars are an innovative blend of inspiration, engineering, quality and ergonomics. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, all Strandberg guitars are made, in their own words “by hand where ‘feel’ is required and by CNC where precision is required”. Dating back to 2007, founder Ola Strandberg created and patented the brand’s unique Endurneck shape and has matched these necks to equally impressive guitars, made distinctive by their perfectly balanced shape and headstock-less necks. These super lightweight guitars, available in 6,7 & 8 string models feature a host of options (including fan fretted fingerboards) to make for a brand of particularly inventive and forward-thinking instruments for players who are interested in defining the future.
The Boden body shape is the definitive Strandberg shape, named after the Swedish City. According to Strandberg themselves, they see a likeness here between the Boden body shape and reindeer antlers and we think we know what they’re getting at! It’s all about the balance with this original shape: you can actually play in different playing positions just by moving how the guitar sits on your lap. Even the input jack is safely out the way in a well-considered decision that impressed us.
The patented Endurneck is something you really have to get a hold of and experience: despite looking chunky, square and unwieldy but in practice it feels exceptional: it’s comfortable, easy to handle and allows your fingers to fall in directly the correct places to make complex chording shapes and arpeggios easy to perform. Your muscles, joints and tendons will thank you for years to come!
This monstrous Boden is an 8 string behemoth! The active Fishman Fluence pickups, Swamp Ash & Maple body and a roasted Maple neck translate a wealth of tones and resonances along with of course some immense subterranean low notes! These extended range instruments benefit from precise engineering even more than regular range models and this is a prime example of this type of building done right.
|Top||Book-matched Flame Maple|
|Body||Chambered Swamp Ash|
|Neck||5-pc Roasted Birdseye Maple/Carbon Fiber|
|Fretboard||Roasted Birdseye Maple|
|Frets||24 Jescar Stainless Steel|
|Bridge||Strandberg EGS Series 5 Fixed Bridge and String Locks, Black|
|Pickups||Fishman Fluence Active Pickups|
|Controls||3-way switch & push-pull Tone (voice 1/2) and Volume (split)|