Strandberg 2017 lineup

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  1. sixesandsevens

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    https://youtu.be/FpYJBrZDRLg

    Discuss. :D

    Boden Classic - Solid alder, pickguard, HSS. Sonic blue, black, white. 6, 7, and 8 string.
    Boden Original - Swamp ash, flame top. Roasted maple neck and fretboard. Fluence Modern pickups. 6, 7, and 8 string.
    Boden Prog - 6 and 7 string with trem. Swamp ash, flame top, ebony board. Newly designed fanfret tremolo.
    Boden Fusion - Gloss finish, HSH, flame top, alder back, rosewood board.
    Boden Metal - TBD

    New signature models too for Plini, Masvidal, Alex Machacek

    Boden Plini - Australian Blackwood top, Suhr pickups, new trem, 3-way switch, no tone knob, ebony fretboard, roasted maple neck.

    New signature models too for Plini, Masvidal, Alex Machacek



    I love the inclusion of the Fluence pickups and roasted maple on the 7 and 8 string original models.

    Solid and gloss finishes on some of the models seems like a good move after the complaints a lot have had about lackluster tops. Also would love to hear what difference alder makes on those vs ash.
     
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    They certainly sound better ;)
     
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    I'd love a classic in an 8. But something tells me I won't be able to afford these.
     
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    If the tops are better and i get a roasted neck then i'm game for another 8 string.
     
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    any word on prices?
     
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    KnightBrolaire baritone6/8 string hoarder

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    no official word yet
     
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    I absolutely love the classic. I think a classic 7 is in store for me. Hopefully the price isn't too astronomical.
     
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    Very interested in one with a roasted neck, hopefully these won't vary too much price wise from the regular OS series
     
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    I reckon the satin none flamed top series is still coming as well, i'm just hoping that if the satin series is around $1000-1200 that doesn't mean that the original series and pro series get bumped up into a new price bracket

    for the money that the old boden os series was, that should have included a roasted neck or at the very least a much better standard of top
     
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    Prog hey? The 7-string trem has me really intrigued. I've been waiting for the production model. Looks like I know what I'm getting this year.

    The Fusion looks great. Wonder if it'll come in 7...
     
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    The limited choice between EMGs and Alumitones was the reason holding me back from buying an Boden OS 8... with Fluence pickups and roasted maple necks, it will be difficult to resist!
     
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    Don't like the pickguard on the classic but do like that they have started offering alder bodies.
     
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    Well damn, I'm supposed to get news from Ed Yoon in February to buy a Boden OS7.

    The big question, should I wait for the 2017 models or go with the OS7 (been waiting for about 4 months for it)...

    Can't wait for Namm hands on impressions...
     
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    Looks like they're going to be partnering with Roland/Boss for their new V-Guitar.

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    Interesting, looks like the classic is Chinese made, the boden original is Indonesian while the metal and prog series are korean according to the website
    Classics start at 1300, metal starts at 2200, fusion starts at 2500, prog starts at 2300, and the original starts at 2000
     
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    Interesting. So I probably could swing a Classic. What's the word on the Chinese stradys? Good QC?
     
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    Well as far as I know there's never been a Chinese Strandberg, so guess it depends on which factory they use.
     
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    The Per Nilsson signature (Singularity) is made in China.

    So, what we have is:
    * Classic: MIC, non-roasted, single-piece neck, non-chambered Alder body, OEM pickups. https://strandbergguitars.com/boden-classic/
    * Original: MII, roasted Maple neck, chambered Swamp Ash body, Suhr (6) or Fishman (7,8) pickups. https://strandbergguitars.com/boden-original/
    * Metal: MIK, roasted Maple neck, chambered Basswood body, Fishman pickups. https://strandbergguitars.com/boden-metal/
    * Prog: MIK, roasted Maple neck, chambered Swamp Ash body, Suhr (6) or Fishman (7,8) pickups, vibrato bridge. https://strandbergguitars.com/boden-prog/
    * Fusion: MIK, roasted Maple neck, chambered Alder body, Suhr (6) or Fishman (7,8) pickups, vibrato bridge. https://strandbergguitars.com/boden-prog/

    Unless I misunderstand the Jescar frets description (very likely!), these do NOT have stainless steel frets.
     
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    Ah duh, I forgot all about the singularity. Interesting that the 7 string classic scale is 25" to 25.75", different from the OS scale of 25.5" to 26.25"
     

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