The .strandberg* Thread

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Rook, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Casper777

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    Currently own 4 Bodens. 2 of those are Asian model, an older OS (paul masvidal) and a newer Boden metal.

    I can confirm that the flaws that could be found on older ones, (approximative fret job, wood nut) are not at all found on new models. My Boden metal is just perfect! no sharp hedges, low action. The gap between Asian models and CS ones is clearly narrowing!

    And the hardware has NEVER been produced in Asia for Asian models, that's BS. Same hardware on both product line.
     
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    I whisper terrible ideas in Jeff's ear while he sleeps.

    I figured, between Jonathan's thread and this:

    An interested buyer with money to burn could ignore one and use the other to rationalize what they were going to do anyway.
     
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    I'd buy the one that jonathan had if they fixed the nut and gave a slight discount. finish flaws aren't high on my list of things I care about. His replacements were not so great tho
     
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    Was in Japan recently and decided to visit Ishibashi in Tokyo and they had several Boden Js on offer. They were a lot better built than the Korean models and the particular ones weren't priced too badly. If I didn't have a Skervesen on the way I would've probably bought one but importing one from Japan would be pretty expensive. I wish they sold the Boden Js in Europe and USA because those would be far more impressive than the Korean models.
     
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    Nobody tried to assess that every guitar would be perfect... no brand can offer that. You know what, I even got a Custom Suhr that developed a finish flaw after a few weeks. Would anybody dare to say that Suhr are bad? Don't think so.

    On AVERAGE I think new Asian Boden are more reliable that past ones...
     
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    They are like super expensive unless you go there and get one tho. They start out at 3k outside of japan
     
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    They'll ship internationally.
     
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    flaws or not, strandbergs customer service is really great and they'll make sure you're happy in the end. no doubt. same can't be said about all companies...
     
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    Anyone here have a Boden Classic? Curious what that route looks like. Could I add a middle pup with a custom pickguard?
     
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    Yes you can. According to strandberg's page it has a "Swimming Pool route".
    https://strandbergguitars.com/boden-classic/
     
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    Oh I didn't even see that when I looked at the page. :facepalm:

    Thanks dude.

    Now that means when the ones w trems come out I gotta get one.
     
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    Bump. While defecating right now, I caught myself romanticizing Strandberg as the de-facto guitar company of the 21st century - Less so for the headless/ergo gimmick, and moreso for how Ola's transparent internet presence has built the brand up to what it is, practically independent of *insert genre-specific wanker* wearing one and grimacing on a magazine page, or the guitars being highlighted in a Musicians Friend catalogue. Selling site-direct (prior to the GC contract we can surely attribute to Ed's industry juice) is a big one for me, too.

    I may be having a lapse in memory, here, but Rondo Music is the only other success story springing to mind. Who else am I forgetting? MusicYo was Gibson's typical failed attempt at something similar, whereas Kiesel's current approach is a natural progression from being a mail-order company for the past century.
     
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    I don't think I've ever seen a J under 330k JPY here. They're usually in the upper 300k range up to 500k or so. It also probably doesn't help that stores like Ishibashi still think an OS6 is worth 280k.
     

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