Strandberg Boden in Japan!

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by rockstarazuri, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. gigawhat

    gigawhat All 6s and 7s

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    Ouch $1900? Thats pretty steep, I figured these would come in closer to the $1600 mark. No Laces either, so thats another $200 plus having to modify a brand new guitar, now this doesnt seem anywhere near as awesome as it was yesterday.

    Also anyone care to take a guess as to what this means:http://strandbergguitars.com/portfolio_page/production-boden-prototype-tosin-abasi/

    Production-Boden-Prototype-Tosin-Abasi, hmm. Its a dead link for now, as is anything related to strandbergguitars.com/products, which coincidentally, is exactly how I found this link.
     
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    Not a dead link for me.

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    The page is from 2012...
     
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    I'm one for Korean-built guitars...

    But nearly $2k?

    Naw, son. Naw.

    I see Carvin's gonna get a lot of headless love this year. :lol:
     
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    Headless love? That'd be frustrating.
     
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    Agreed, I think the website means to point to this one as being one of the original Boden prototypes before the S7 guitars started being built. I wouldn't expect this to be a future production model, given that it has the IPNP neck and there is already a standard Boden 8 out, with the OS 8 line to happen at some point in 2015 as well.
     
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    DAMN! They f**ked everything...

    Too expensive. How much they want to earn for each guitar? It's almost insulting...

    Well... I have to go to Japan for holidays and buy a Boden OS. That way will be cheaper... :lol:
     
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    cubix Spring of 86

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    You might say $1900 is steep for a Koren instrument, however show me a different instrument that checks all these boxes:

    headless
    unique hardware
    stainless frets
    fanned frets (multiscale)
    carbon in the neck
    chambered body
    (for me) good pickups stock

    I don't really see anything out there that's close and that many "non standard" guitar features make the price so "high". Have You seen any other korean istruments with similiar specs to compare the price? When it's almost half of the cost of a Washburn Boden I don't see how the price is wrong. I will agree that BOTH Bodens are pricey (USA and Korean).
     
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    ^Carvin Vader.

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    The Steinberger Synapse ticks most of those boxes and you can get them new for between 6 and 7 hundred.

     
  11. cubix

    cubix Spring of 86

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    Yeah I mean ALL, not a few of them.

    Vader is not multiscale and hardware is questionable (choice of scale length too, for a 6 string especially), the steinberger is not multiscale, no stainless frets, weighs almost as much as a normal guitar (not chambered?) and I think it requires double ball strings?... No thanks.
     
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    To put things in perspective, a Korean Schecter is like, what, around $1200?

    Why does everyone bash on MIK instruments so much? It's WMI and they have skilled workers building these.
     
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    ^If you get their highest-end model, which is a 7-string, neck-thru, 27'', Floyd Rose-equipped model with a Sustainiac.
     
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    Idk, I said f*#k it and pulled the trigger on a black/birdseye maple. I'm not too worried, especially with that return policy.
     
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    Forkface Feast on this.

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    idk.
    Some people think its still the 90's. Others just enjoy complaining.

    Oh, but Ibanez is releasing Indonesian guitars for $1600 and people are going nuts for them in the other thread...

    smh.

    Edit: I plan to get a sixer as soon as they make em available. Been wanting a Strandberg for a while, and something tells me the difference between a korean one and a washburn one is not going to be 2k bucks.
     
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    So it's either A$2500 shipped to Australia for the OS, or A$4500 for the washbergs... hmmmmmmmm
     
  17. gigawhat

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    My biggest issue with the price, is that at $1900 plus pickups and pots and shit and shipping for everything, ill be close to $2250-$2300, and for that price I can throw on an extra grand and spec out a Custom and have an American-made guitar made to my exact wants.

    The fact that it is korean doesnt bother me, most of the 7-strings Ive owned were built at WMI. In fact, it should be better than most since they are supposed to be shipped to the Washburn shop and set-up by a strandberg team, so the QC should be awesome.

    The fact that it is a couple hundred more than expected and they dropped the Laces just makes this not worth it for me. I *might* still get one, but I doubt it.
     
  18. asher

    asher So Did We

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    The Vader would be awesome if I weren't mainly curious for the fanning and the Endurneck to relieve wrist pain :/
     
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    Getting slightly off topic here but: how do WMI made instruments compare to say... japanese made stuff such as a prestige in terms of consistency and playability?
     
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    On the first page someone said something along the lines of 'It felt as good as a Prestige Ibanez or Mayones' :yesway:


    Edit: Here it is - "...when I tested it it felt nothing like a Schecter guitar in terms of quality. More like a high end Ibanez Prestige and Mayones to me (having owned both, of course)"

    Even more :yesway: :yesway:
     

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