Boden ‘Masvidalien Cosmo Edition’

The Boden ‘Masvidalien Cosmo Edition’

Paul Masvidal’s signature model, breaking new ground for guitar

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Available now for $2,395/€2,575

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A founding member of Cynic, Paul Masvidal has shaped modern progressive music since the early/mid 90s. The Masvidalien Cosmo model is the second signature model for Paul, and an evolution for both parties, pushing the boundaries of music and guitar making. Says Paul:

“Strandberg breaks new ground yet again. Kabir, the 15th century Indian mystic poet said ‘Wherever you are is the entry point”, and the Masvidalien Cosmo captures this spirit as a instrument.
“When I first started conversations with Ola about the guitar, words such as ‘effortless’, ‘ease’, ‘elegance’, and ‘versatility’ came to mind. Not only was this captured with the instrument, but it was also taken further. The finished product managed to strike a rare alchemy, where everything from the way it sounds, feels, and appears fell seamlessly into place: the guitar both expresses and is itself an expression.

“Strandberg is in a league of its own, holding the greatness of progressive design at its heart. Ola’s work benefits the present by not being bound to it. It’s truly an honor to be working with a visionary company like Strandberg.”

The Boden ‘Masvidalien Cosmo Edition’ features chambered Swamp Ash body with a Maple top for a superbly balanced and punchy sound and an open pore Poplar Burl veneer top for a dramatic and unique finish, roasted Maple neck with Ebony fretboard accented with his trademark Masvidalien inlay across the fretboard. Paul challenged us to come up with a guitar that sounds better than anything else, while remaining minimalistic, which is achieved by a single EMG 57 bridge pickup and an active EMG VMC tone control.

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  • Chambered Swamp Ash body
  • Open Pore Poplar Burl Veneer on Solid Maple Top
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 25.5″ – 25″ scale
  • 24 Stainless Steel frets
  • Masvidalien signature inlay on fretboard
  • EMG™ 57 pickup
  • EMG VMC active tone control (with on/off switch)
  • .strandberg* EGS Pro 5 Bridge & String Locks
  • Average Weight 2.3 kg (5 lbs)
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Top

Material: Open Pore Poplar Burl veneer on Solid Maple

Pieces: 2

Thickness: 5.5 mm (.22″)

Body

Material: Swamp Ash

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: Ebony

Face Inlays: Masvidalien Signature Synthetic Mother of Pearl inlay

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″) Multiscale, “Fanned Fret”

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: EMG 57

Neck Pickup: n/a

Wiring

Controls: Master Volume, EMG VMC Active Tone Control (with on/off switch)

Pot(s): 25k Vol CTS Pots, concentric pot for VMC

Knobs: Anodized Aluminium Logo

Switch: On/Off Switch for VMC control

Positions:

n/a

Control Plate: Engraved Logo Control Cover and Jack Mounting Plate

Output Jack: Conventional Stereo Jack

Miscellaneous

Manufacturers: World Musical Instruments, South Korea and PT Cort, Indonesia

Specifications subject to change without advance notice