Carrying the torch in modern funk, soul, and gospel

David Kim


David Kim is a highly skilled guitarist born in Korea and raised in Wales, UK. His music is a unique blend of influences from various genres, including rock, pop, funk, and gospel. David’s passion for music began at a young age, and he was inspired by renowned bands such as U2, Muse, and Coldplay, which he discovered on British MTV. He also drew inspiration from the gospel music he heard at his church, which helped shape his unique sound.

Upon turning 18, David was accepted into Berklee College of Music, where he refined his skills and began his musical career in the US. Since then, he has become a rising star in the music industry, with over 100K followers on social media. His exceptional performances have caught the attention of musical directors and artists alike, and he has had the opportunity to perform with numerous artists across the US, including Ciara and K-pop star Jackson Wang at Coachella.

David’s passion for both the gospel and pop fields is evident in his exceptional performances, and he is sure to continue making a name for himself in the music industry. His unique sound and exceptional talent make him a valuable asset to any musical project, and his dedication to his craft is a testament to his professionalism and expertise. We are proud to welcome David into the .strandberg* family of artists and can’t wait to see where his talents lead him next.

“.Strandberg Guitars has redefined headless guitars for me and my colleagues. Despite its small size, the guitar produces remarkable body and resonance. Also, TSA loves me now.”

The Boden Classic NX Deluxe


The Boden Classic models have been a favorite of .strandberg* fans who appreciate and enjoy all the modern innovations of the Boden model but prefer a more classic styling or traditional aesthetic. The new Boden NX Classic 6 Tremolo Deluxe Vintage Tobacco Burst fuses the best of what made .strandberg* the standard in cutting-edge guitar technology with time-proven classicism to provide an exceptional playing experience while delivering all the classic sounds of the yesteryears.

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Sälen Ventures into A New Realm


The Sälen NX Jazz takes a whole new direction – both visually and sonically – with a chambered Mahogany body capped with a solid Maple top and Mahogany veneer, a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard, an F-hole, and a pair of Suhr™ humbucker pickups in raw nickel – Thornbucker II in the bridge and Thornbucker in the neck. One of the most versatile .strandberg* guitar models ever with its unmatched ability to explore various shades of clean and low-to-medium gain sounds, the Sälen NX Jazz can also bark and roar like a true rock-and-roll machine in high gain settings. Hyperresponsive to your picking attack and touch, the Sälen NX Jazz covers a wide spectrum of classic and modern electric guitar sounds to suit a wealth of playing styles and musical genres.

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"David is one of the best musicians that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Anyone that’s heard or seen him play knows that his musical IQ is high, but his fantastic ability is second only to his incredible character as a person."

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