The .strandberg* Thread

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

  1. I play music

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    I always thought that US black friday thing was stupid, so good on Strandberg for not joining.

    I'm all for prices not changing to drastically at once. I've personally experienced how shitty it feels when you buy a guitar and 2 weeks later it's put on sale, 40% off. I felt like an idiot for my purchase...
     
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    There's no point having a sale when they don't even offer Varbergs anymore.
     
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    Being in Australia I forgot Black Friday was a thing, however I do think it's a little lame of them trying to pass off not joining in sales as virtuous.

    Over the past few years I've cycled through a few guitars, including some high end stuff. The only guitar I've really regretted letting go was my Boden OS8, despite all the arguments about pricing it was just a well built guitar with design elements I really get along with. I've just pulled the trigger on a Boden Classic 8, so we'll see in a few days what my opinion of the new production line is.
     
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    Looks like we've got some new cheaper hardware.
     
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    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

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    Finally found a local one (first time my GC ever saw one), a Boden Standard 8. I've been dying to try and the verdict is good for my mental state.

    I liked it, but it wasn't so comfy or life changing that I can rest easy knowing all my money will still go to further my Ibanez whoring.

    Great guitar, if the neck was overall thinner I'd have liked it more. I also found play classical position to be easier on this than, say, my RG852. Classical sitting also made me adapt to the fan better. If they come down in price I could get one for novelty and travel purpose.
     
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    Well I didn't expect a budget version of the bandori model but here it is
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Those, especially how they mount, look like shit. :2c:
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Closer to the bandori target market. I'm thinking like...who's going to buy 50 400,000Y anime theme guitars? What's the intersection of has-400,000Y-for-toys + guitar player + huge bandori fan? Most of them are still sitting around. I mean, the Leda sigs are a real guitar player + great non-specific specs, and those still sat around for a very long time.
     
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    Does anyone know if the Salen has a cavity under the control plate or if it's like a Boden/the prototype Yvette Young played at NAMM a few years ago?
     

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    That new hardware makes me sad. But in happier news (for me)...

    I got a second Singularity.

    These things are cool.
     

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    I consider myself pretty jiggy with it as regards Strandberg, but that may be the first non swirl Singularity I've seen ever.
     
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    Yeah, that came in two styles - swirl and plain red. So you should work on your jigginess. :lol:

    I, personally, want that Per 8 string Singularity to drop this year. And not be priced into the stratosphere.
     
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    The swirled ones seem to go on sale more often. You’d think it would be the other way around.

    The Singularity 8 has similar specs to the Classics right?
     
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    Silver Metal would be very cool with an ebony fingerboard.
     
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    Really jumping the shark with that marketing speak. I'm all for sticking to the hustle, but damn that's cringey.

    Guitars aren't bad. Boring as all fuck though.

    It's hard to take all the talk of "forward thinking" seriously when they haven't done shit with the actual guitars, aside from finding ways to make them feel and seem cheaper while raising the actual price.
     
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    When I saw the preview of the colours I honestly thought it was going to be some sort of limited Christmas edition run. Since both finishes look like really generic Christmas wrapping paper, you know, for that one lady at the office who has to give you a lecture when you say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays.

    Even the hardware kind of just looks like it's covered in Plasti Dip.
     
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    Looks like he gave up his principle of modular (per string) hardware.
    If Ibanez (or any other major brand for that matter) delivers good headless guitars, then I guess Strandberg is forced to get creative again to be that step ahead again or go under.
    Let's see if for this year Ibanez is doing headless bass only. Or also guitars.
     
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    Nothing would make me happier
     
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    It seems to me like they’re constantly trying to push things on the market rather than respond to client’s requests, which is something a company like Solar does very well.

    Im sure they have good reasons for that, but it bums me out that simple requests like thinner neck options or non-fanned fret options aren’t available (except for the Singularity).

    An Ibanez headless would be nuts.

    It has a thinner neck, SS frets and (Dolf) Lundgren pickups. I wouldn’t hold my breath for the Singularity 8 based on Ed Yoon’s message (see my earlier post).
     

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