Strandberg Boden 7 & Boden 7 OS

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  1. ALAN_C

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    My friend who brought a Strandberg Boden 7 OS in Japan and i just got my Strandberg Boden 7 few days ago,so we decide to do some little comparison.

    The OS has a affordable price and the built quality is very good even the neck, body everything is very close to US made one!Because we got different pickups so its hard to compare.

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    Jlang I am Megatron

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    Lol, not much of a comparison if you ask me.

    Nice guitars though.
     
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    ^^^ I got past the picture and was like wheres the rest of the post?" haha

    and yeah awesome guitars
     
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    haha, this picture was take at my friend's house.
     
  5. asher

    asher So Did We

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    Nice to hear the build quality stands up though :yesway:
     
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    I wouldn't pay almost $2k for something coming out of the same factory as LTD, Schecter and Chapman but to each their own.

    As with many pieces of gear, the real value on these will come to the people buying them on the used market.

    Cool comparison though.
     
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    Alan is cool shit. I believe he just bought a JPM100 P2 off me, yeah? Those guys are building a sick collection of guitars :yesway:
     
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    ^ Agreed, I was the previous owner of the Perpetual Black Boden 7 on the left and it was fantastic. One of the best Bodens I've had so far, dude's putting it to good use for sure.
     
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    Curious if they'll bring the OS to north america
     
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    Well, are materials, build quality and feel simillar? Do you feel it's worth paying more for an american one or is the Korean one close enough?
     
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    You too man ;-)! I'm so looking forward your new guitar too!!
     
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    you know what?I love this guitar so much:hbang:
     
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    Did you know the Lexus LFA was made in the same factory the Toyota Prius was made?

    just something to think about.
     
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    @forkface: not really true, The lfa's were built by a bunch of specialists specifically trained to build it, so its basically not built the same as a prius ;) but thats kinda off topic, sorry.

    I also wouldnt pay that much for a korean made guitar even if most of World Music guitars are great, but they are not above 1500 great in my opinion ( had 2 lemons out of the same factory, but i also played a lot good stuff from them)
    Greets
     
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    Have any one of you considered that only the original Ola's hardware (which is being used for this korean guitars) costs about 700$??

    It is obviously much more expensive than a hipshot bridge. If you take that into consideration you will realize that is "as much expensive" as a Schecter SLS or a "1000 series" LTD... but multiscale, headless... all that.
     
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    ^ That's a large exaggeration, Ola's hardware including the locks and bridge piece are about 50$ each. You can buy a set of 6 for 2400SEK or just over 300$ USD.

    For a manufacturer they're most likely buying in bulk and not paying the price anyone else would pay for hardware when putting these together.

    If these OS Models were $13-1500 rather than what their current price is, it'd be more reasonable. But from a spec standpoint, there's an extra charge for it just being a strandberg if you're being realistic about what all of these features actually cost.

    And then once all the larger names start making multiscale headless units, it'll be even less of a unique set of features. I understand you all are willing to get a more affordable headless guitar, but that doesn't mean that everyone should just suck it up and accept the price given what it's made with and where it comes from.
     
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    Well, I'm sure labor along with initial tooling costs are factored into that price. Of course, I don't at all doubt that Ola has had an added premium incorporated into the price in keeping with a model similar to that of heavily design-oriented businesses (i.e. Apple, Dyson, Beats, etc.)

    I can see these coming to the rest of the world soon, but at a hefty price initially. I'm sure as soon as the tooling has payed for itself and larger orders keep the shipping costs down, I don't see why we won't see these up in stores for around $1200-$1500 USD.
     
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    Of course, but I also wouldn't be surprised if they didn't lower the price either. People are already gladly paying that "premium" to get these in Japan, thankfully most dealers are flexible and don't mind working with you on the prices a bit when you actually want to buy something.
     
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    Yep, you're right. I was confused about the price. I thought that 400SEK for each tuner so another bit more for each string lock but that price is for the whole set. It is cheaper than I thought... I think it was a bit more expensive before... Anyway, I'm wrong.

    On the other hand... isn't the price of that Boden7 actually around 1700$? I still don't think that 200$ (as you said 1500$ is more reasonable) is a very big difference considering the "multiscale-headless-ergonomic" stuff in this guitar. No other is offering all that specs in the same guitar
     
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    It is true that they were made in the same factory, and thats exactly the point im trying to make. They weren't build by the same people or even with the same machines, but they were build in the same place. What if Strandberg on world music take the same approach? what if people building strandbergs are specially trained for that task?

    some people are quick to dismiss Korea just because they're old farts who hate everything not made in the US. Newsflash, more lemons come out of the Gibson factory than WMI.
     

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