I have admittedly been out of the loop on this forum for 3+ years. What’s the deal with current Strandbergs? I was in the loop back when S7 had just stopped their failed launch at mass-produced Bodens (huge variance in quality), and Washburn had just been engaged to be the new producer. FF >> a little while, and it looks like there are now Washburn (USA), Japanese, and (something else... Indonesian?) Bodens on the market, alongside the ever amazing (looking, anyway) handbuilt / M2M monsters. So, what’s the deal with each? My experience so far has been: 1) an S7-built Boden 8 - loved the concept, and the crazy neck contours, but the guitar was overall pretty flawed, gave me a bad taste for Strandbergs 2) last year, on a whim, I picked up a USA custom Boden 8. It was okay, but didn’t strike me as anything special, and I moved on To-date, I’ve owned 6 Vaders of varying configurations (6, 7, multiscale, standard), and every one of them left the 2 Strandbergs I’ve experienced in the dust in every aspect. The only thing I wished the Vaders had was that interesting neck contour, so I could experience that on a more inspiring instrument, but their own more traditional neck shape is already awesome as-is. So, maybe I need to try a 6 or 7 string Boden? Talking to a ‘berg-experienced user yesterday, I was told 7’s are the sweet spot for IPNP... true? And what’s the deal with all the different lines? USA, Japan, elsewhere... casual observer says the Japanese Bodens look eons more appealing than the other lines in terms of finish, wood choices, electronics, and attention to detail. All the models GC offers look like high-school woodshop slabs of lackluster, Boden-shaped wood. Thoughts? Recommendations? Thanks in advance!