We are very excited to announce the availability of a limited run of Boden OS 6 guitars made especially for Paul Masvidal of Cynic, and Plini! They feature a solid Hawaiian Koa top, Swamp Ash body, Birdseye Maple patented EndurNeck™ with Carbon Fiber reinforcements and Walnut laminates, Ebony Fingerboard with glow in the dark side markers and inlays, and 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets in a 25.5″ – 25″ fan. The pickups are Seymour Duncan Jazz/JB, and the guitars are delivered in the more exclusive padded gig case used in the Custom Shop. The Paul Masvidal model features the world debut of the new fanned fret tremolo, and a signature “Masvidalien” inlay on the 12th fret. The Plini model features a fixed bridge and the Plini crescent moon inlay. Only 30 pcs of each were made for distribution outside Japan, and they should be available for delivery in mid October. With Hawaiian Koa being in such demand right now, the figure ranges from plainer to figured, as illustrated in the pictures.
The Boden style is the original .strandberg* shape, combining excellent ergonomics with style and aesthetics. It is named after the city Boden in the north of Sweden, drawing on the resemblance between its shape and reindeer antlers; there are no wild reindeer left in Sweden, but they are commonly farmed in the north.
The specs of the production Boden guitars are taken from the Made to Measure guitars of leading players such as Tosin Abasi, Misha Mansoor, and Chris Letchford. Materials are chosen to provide a versatile tone, applicable to all types of music, and all share the common attributes of being quick to respond and “organic” sounding. With a chambered Swamp Ash body, it normally weighs in between 2 kg/4.4 lbs – 2.3 kg/5 lbs depending on pickups, 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 patented 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.
The Boden OS line is manufactured at the highly regarded World Musical Instruments factory in Korea, to our exact specifications, from the same high quality materials as all of our guitars with no corners cut. Final Quality Control and setup is done by Strandberg Guitars trained staff locally, and the guitar is shipped with a signed QC checklist.
We normally keep the Boden OS line in stock, available for shipping within a week. Delivery is via UPS and a telephone number is required for the order, so please make sure you provide it when you register. If you are not entirely happy with your Boden OS, you may return it for free within 2 weeks, as long as it is in the exact condition you received it in and you use the original packaging.
NOTE: Due to travel to Music China, deliveries may be a little slower than usual during the second half of October.