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Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Rook, Oct 5, 2011.
Someone please use the above post as their NGD for one of these.
How can burl be real if wood's not real?
Yeah, I got outvoted when it came to the # of strings and the fact it had a trem. I've never owned a strandberg so I was debating on making it my first. Not now.
I wonder if they'll put jumbo frets on to make it a baritone.
Wondering if you guys think the Salen will become a regular shape with more string, pickup configuration etc. options or was just a one off?
I guess it's possible but that would depend on how popular they are. I don't think they're selling particularly well here compared to the Indo Bodens. I've seen the same ones in the shops for a long time, but that's anecdotal at best. Personally I didn't really like the one I tried.
They seem to be giving them away to the endorsees pretty freely of late. Rich Henshall, Plini, one of the strandberg spark organizers, etc.
I like mine. Ola built it to be a tele. so whether you'll see a seven or a 2 hum bucker is up in the air. I don't really think it's necessary.
I know my social circles are almost entirely metal genres so I may be a little biased but I feel the Salen being a Tele is what's holding it back, same way how 'metal' Teles had a big boom however many years back. I doubt that the current Salens are the only one's we'll ever see but at the rate Ola puts things out I could possibly be 'over it' by time (if ever) I see a double hum.
I mean they pretty much sell everyone they make and there's lots of them on the fb group.
that being said..ya I don't think they are going to appeal very much to traditional tele players. those guys are crazy. plus it's got 24 frets so its not quite right.
but if you are concerned about playing metal the routing shouldn't stop you. There are option for hum bucker in a tele bridge package.
Help me decide please: original 7, prog 7 or standard 7?
Would prefer to spend less of course. Prog 7 looks amazing but is pricey and doesn’t have angled pups. Standard 7 is winning for me at the mo, I would drop in a set of fishmans (will there be enough space for the battery?). Then the original already has the Fishmans in, but:
Standard + fishman set = £1800
Original = £2100
Prog = £2250
Has anyone played a standard? Can you comment on the sound?
Standard is probably the best value these days on paper, but it's also the one production model I've never played.
Anybody else wish they'd bring the Varberg back? I always liked the look of that model even though I never got to play one.
Honestly, I've always liked it more than the normal strandberg shape.
Yes. There are still a few unsold ones floating around here and they're really nice, although I don't like the colors/tops of any of them which is honestly probably why they haven't sold. They're also expensive as shit.
Yep feel the same way. I'm absolutely in love with the shape, been GASing hard for a couple years but none of the finishes for any reasonable purchases have quite caught my eye.
On that note wasn't there a thing about J Varbergs being an option in the future?
For what it's worth, the straight pickups on the Prog 7 have basically no effect on the sound. They're as bright as any other guitar's bridge pickup I've tried.
I would absolutely buy an import Varberg. I love the shape. I loved my Boden too, just like the Varberg shape more.
The Longfield sigs are there... well almost, they are available direct at first of October, and they have some exclusive deal with a retail chain in the US only that will have them starting first of August.
I was waiting for those since I heard its in the works at last namm (or actually even the namm before that) but the prices are fairly steep with 2395, 2449 and 2495 for the 6,7 and 8 respectively. Thats USD btw, in Europe (or atleast Germany in my case) I can see a whopping 2595€ for the 6 string. ouch. really cool guitars though! I might still get one...