Paul Masvidal's signature model, designed to his exact specifications for his work with Cynic.
The Masvidalien is based on the .strandberg* Varberg shape, combining excellent ergonomics with style and aesthetics. It is named after the city Varberg on the west coast of Sweden, which is one of the few places in Sweden with a possibility of wave surfing – the lines of the shape flirt with surf guitar aesthetics.
The innovative Varberg concept is based on an approach with a composite top layer, a chambered middle layer, and a back layer. The Rock Maple, Alder and Mahogany work together with the EMG 57/66 pickups to provide a versatile tone, applicable to all types of music. As all .strandberg* guitars, it is quick respond and “organic” sounding. It is slightly heavier than the Boden design, but still lighter than most guitars, weighing in under 2.5 kg/5.5 lbs, and yet remains perfectly balanced. The contoured body shape allows multiple comfortable seated playing positions and the low weight saves your shoulders and neck. The patent pending EndurNeck™ shape relaxes muscles, joints, and tendons in your hand, wrist and forearm, and encourages a more correct playing position. When you feel better, you sound better.
Delivery time is usually 2-3 months from time of completed payment. Delivery is via FedEx and a telephone number is required for the order, so please make sure you provide it when you register.
Book-matched Rock Maple top
Chambered Alder core
EndurNeck™ profile neck
3-pc Birdseye Maple neck with carbon fiber fillets
Birdseye Maple fretboard
16-20” compound radius
24 x jumbo stainless steel frets
.strandberg* EGS Series 4 tremolo bridge & string locks, black
Learn more about the endurneck here.
EMG Metalworks 57/66
3-way pickup selector
Ebony Volume/Tone controls
Luminlay side dot markers
Paul Masvidal custom graphic inlays
Paul Masvidal custom graphic pick guard
2.5 kg / 5.5 pounds approximate weight
String gauges: .010 – .046
Black stain – Matte Poly finish
||101 x 47 x 20 cm
This store is for EU destinations only - please use strandbergguitars.com for orders from outside the EU.