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The Boden Original Series

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Based on the first concept prototypes with the original specifications, the Original can be deemed the model that started a revolution in modern guitar design and takes the electric guitar into the 21st century. Exceptionally light in weight and scientifically engineered for comfort and to reduce tension in your arms, the Original features a chambered Swamp Ash body with premium grade Flame Maple top and a Roasted Maple neck and Birdseye Maple fretboard to produce a lively acoustic resonance you can feel in your hands and against your body.

Boden Original Specs

Original 6 fixed bridge

Chambered Swamp Ash body
Solid premium Flame Maple top
Roasted Maple with 5-ply CF reinforcement
Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard
25”–25.5” scale length
24 Jescar stainless steel frets
Suhr SSH+ & SSV passive pickups
.strandberg* EGS Pro fixed bridge
Available in Natural, Red or Black

Original 7 & 8 fixed bridge

Chambered Swamp Ash body
Solid premium Flame Maple top
Roasted Maple with 5-ply CF reinforcement
Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard
25.5”–26.25” (7), 26.5”–28.0” (8)
24 Jescar stainless steel frets
Fishman Fluence Modern pickups
.strandberg* EGS Pro fixed bridge
Available in Natural, Red or Black

 

The individual bridge pieces machined out of aircraft grade aluminum play a vital role in the Boden’s unique acoustic character – clear, organic and balanced with a fast and articulate pick attack. The unique hardware coupled with the Swamp Ash and Maple woods combine to provide a sound that is at once warm and woody as well as tight and punchy and which is amazingly responsive to the most minute subtleties of your touch. You will hear details in your playing that you have not heard before and which you can shape to bring out all the individual characteristics of your unique playing style.

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Richard Henshall

Richard received his first Boden 8-string in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the fluency and versatility of the instrument. He has since been using a range of our instruments in the studio and on tours around the world with his various projects.

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Electronics-wise, Original models are equipped with the Suhr passive pickups (SSH+ in the bridge and SSV in the neck) for the 6-string model and the Fishman active pickups (the Fluence Modern ceramic in the bridge and the alnico in the neck) for the 7- and 8-string models to deliver the natural acoustic characteristics of the guitar faithfully and powerfully to your favorite amplification systems while offering the sonic flexibility to suit virtually all musical genres and playing styles.

 

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