Boden ‘Alex Machacek Edition’

The Boden ‘Alex Machacek Edition’

The ideal instrument as envisioned by fusion great Alex Machacek

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Starting at $2,595

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Alex Machacek is one of the most respected and versatile guitarists in the jazz-fusion genre today, effortlessly covering extremely advanced chordal soundscapes to some of the most intense improvisations in a small ensemble format. The Austrian-born virtuoso and .strandberg* Guitars collaborated for nearly a year to develop a guitar that will meet the requirements Alex sought in an ideal instrument suited to his innovative style for fusion and jazz as well as prog.

The result of this collaboration is the new Boden ‘Alex Machacek Edition’ 6-string tremolo guitar. This stunning instrument features chambered Alder body capped with a 4A Flame Maple top, roasted Maple neck with Pau Ferro fretboard, Suhr pickups in HSH configuration specifically chosen to complement his style with custom wiring, and a completely re-designed EGS tremolo system. Alex described the sound of his new guitar as “transparent, balanced and sweet” – a most apt description of the sound we aimed to achieve.

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  • Chambered Alder body
  • 4A Maple Top
  • Red Stain
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fingerboard
  • 25.5″ – 25″ scale
  • 24 Stainless Steel frets
  • Suhr™ H-S-H DSV/V60LP/DSV+ pickups
  • .strandberg* EGS Pro 4 Tremolo Bridge & String Locks
  • Average Weight 2.3 kg (5 lbs)
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Top

Material: 4a Flamed Solid Maple

Pieces: 2

Thickness: 5.5 mm (.22″)

Body

Material: Alder

Chambering: Yes

Pieces: 2 pcs

Vital Dimensions

Total Body Thickness: 42.5 mm (1.67″)

Top Contour: 3 mm (.12″) radius

Body Contour: 5 mm (.2″) radius

Belly Carve: Standard

Arm Bevel: Standard

Heel Carve: Standard

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Fretboard

Material: Pau Ferro

Face Inlays: Blue Luminlay 2.5 mm (.1″) diameter

Side Position Markers: Blue Luminlay 2.5 mm (.1″) diameter

Fretwire: Jescar 57110 Stainless Steel (2.79 x 1.45 mm/.110″ x .057 )

Number or Frets: 24

Nut: Graphite nut + Stainless Steel 0-fret

Neck

Material: Roasted Maple

Pieces: 3 (2 pcs Carbon Fiber reinforced)

Truss Rod: Dual Action

Vital Dimensions

Scale Length(s): 647.7 – 635 mm (25.5″ – 25″)

Neutral Fret: 0

Width at Nut: 42.3 mm (1.66″)

Width at 24th Fret: 57 mm (2.24″)

String Spread (center of outer strings): 35 mm (1.37″)

Radius: 508 mm (20″) Compound

Profile: Standard EndurNeck™

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Pickups

Bridge Pickup: Suhr DSV+

Middle Pickup: Suhr V60LP

Neck Pickup: Suhr DSV

Wiring

Controls: Master Volume + Master Tone + 5-Way Pickup Selector

Pot(s): 500k Vol, 500k Tone CTS Pots, .22uF Cap w/ Treble Bleed circuit

Knobs: Anodized Aluminium Logo

Switch: Oak Grigsby 5-Way Blade Switch

Positions:

1. Neck humbucker
2. Neck single coil + middle single coil
3. Neck and Bridge humbucker
4. Bridge single coil and Middle single coil
5. Bridge humbucker

Control Plate: Engraved Logo Control Cover and Jack Mounting Plate

Output Jack: Conventional Stereo Jack

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer: World Musical Instruments, South Korea

Specifications subject to change without advance notice