My (massive) .Strandberg* Boden collection

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Casper777, Dec 6, 2018 at 2:09 AM.

  1. Casper777

    Casper777 Slow Player

    Messages:
    980
    Likes Received:
    384
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    Geneva, Switzerland
    And here it is...

    Since I bought my first one in 2015, I got addict to the design and basically just the pure fun it is to play a Strandberg Boden...

    My other guitars had much much less playing time since that time.

    So in order from top to bottom left then right:

    - 2018 USA Select Boden 7 (ash / maple / ebony / Fishman)
    - 2018 J Custom Boden 7 (Mahogany / wenge / ebony / BKP Aftermath)
    - 2017 Boden 8 Metal (Basswood / maple / ebony / Fishman)
    - 2016 Swedish CS Boden 7 (Ash / birdseye maple / BKP Juggernaut)
    - 2017 Swedish CS Boden 6 baritone neckthrough (Alder / Pau Ferro / BKP Juggernauts)
    - 2018 Classic Boden 6
    - 2017 Boden 6 Fusion (Korea)
    - 2015 Washberg Boden 6 (ash / birdseye maple / SD Alpha-Omega)

    Boden.JPG
     
  2. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

    Messages:
    5,691
    Likes Received:
    839
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Location:
    orbiting caprica
    wow....nice collection.

    you sir have waaaay too many, please send one to me....will pm my address
     
    Casper777 likes this.
  3. myrtorp

    myrtorp Jiggywiggy

    Messages:
    662
    Likes Received:
    116
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Location:
    sweden
    Dammit i want one, played one in a shop and it felt great.
    Nice collection dude!
     
  4. Soya

    Soya Poor person Contributor

    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    443
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2014
    Location:
    Illinois
    A shame you can't add a M2M to your collection.
     
  5. iamaom

    iamaom SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    284
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2016
    Location:
    Washington
    I think you might be single-handedly be keeping Strandberg in business.
     
    Jonathan20022 likes this.
  6. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

    Messages:
    4,448
    Likes Received:
    1,440
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    That is awesome!

    Am I reading this correct: you have a J7 Japanese build? How does that stack up fit/finish/fretwork compared to the 8 Metal?

    I’m always kinda sorta thinking of buying a J8 but can’t convince myself yet. If the Metal 8 is comparable, that sure would be an easier route to go.
     
  7. Casper777

    Casper777 Slow Player

    Messages:
    980
    Likes Received:
    384
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    Geneva, Switzerland
    The Boden J is just perfect in every way! The fret work, binding, neck... it's perfection! However is it worth more than 2x my Boden 8 Metal? maybe not ;) the Boden Metal is a GREAT model and I'm partial to basswood guitars. It sounds amazing. And maybe I'm lucky but I can't find any flaw on my Boden M!
    However the Boden J has awesome and rare features like the mahogany body, buckeye burl top, wenge/walnut neck, neck binding... so I took the bite. My most expensive guitar ever! and I don't regret it...
     
    cardinal likes this.
  8. eayottes

    eayottes SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    89
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Location:
    Montreal
    Daaaaaamn !! Incredible collection. Did you ever think of going for a made to measure model ?
     
  9. AkiraSpectrum

    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    4,950
    Likes Received:
    832
    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Location:
    Ontario Canada
    sick collection!
     
  10. Siggevaio

    Siggevaio SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    83
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2016
    Location:
    Uddevalla, Sweden
    What a collection! How do you like the new Classics?
     
  11. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

    Messages:
    4,448
    Likes Received:
    1,440
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    Man that J7 is baller. Thanks man!
     
  12. Casper777

    Casper777 Slow Player

    Messages:
    980
    Likes Received:
    384
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    Geneva, Switzerland
    From a construction standpoint, it's as good as it gets for a Boden. Good fretwork, still lightweight,... A bit thin sounding, especially compared to the Fusion. Guess it would benefit from a pickup change...

    Not really... When I want to go nuts on specs... I go Padalka!! :D :D :D then we're talking another level of craftmanship for the money...
     
  13. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

    Messages:
    5,691
    Likes Received:
    839
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Location:
    orbiting caprica
    also meant to ask if you can hear a difference between the pups that are straight vs slanted? which do you prefer?

    ...provided they are basically the same brand/model.
     
  14. Avedas

    Avedas SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    567
    Likes Received:
    406
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Location:
    Tokyo
    o baby

    you're making me want to go pick up a J7
     
  15. IbanezDaemon

    IbanezDaemon Raptus regaliter

    Messages:
    2,422
    Likes Received:
    1,242
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    Wow! Insane collection!!
     
  16. SpaceDock

    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

    Messages:
    2,624
    Likes Received:
    438
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Location:
    Windsor, CO
    Wow, great collection! I am curious if there are neck carve or dimension differences between the various guitars? I love my older korean os7, but I had to sell my Os6 because the neck shape was not condusive to thumb over chording that I often do on sixers.

    Edit, I mean between your various six string strandbergs
     
  17. Pablo

    Pablo Resident Wanker

    Messages:
    1,114
    Likes Received:
    217
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Location:
    Aarhus, Denmark
    That’s a great collection - congratulations on finding a guitar that works that well for you!
    I am currently building my own headless guitar, but those Strandbergs sure are mighty tempting!
    Honestly, the Boden Classic is probably the most attractive option to me - I have a couple of PU ideas I’d love to try on it and the pickguard is perfect in that respect.

    Cheers

    Eske
     
  18. ArtDecade

    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Dank Stash

    Messages:
    4,380
    Likes Received:
    1,372
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Location:
    Joe's Garage
    That is a cute collection. I have, like, nineteen of them... but my camera isn't working, or whatever.
     
  19. The906

    The906 Hella rad Contributor

    Messages:
    1,135
    Likes Received:
    989
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2018
    Kodak disc film hard to find.
     
  20. ArtDecade

    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Dank Stash

    Messages:
    4,380
    Likes Received:
    1,372
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Location:
    Joe's Garage

Share This Page