Boden Alex Machacek Edition Red
Essentially a variation of our Fusion model with the smoother sounding Suhr DSV+ bridge humbucker and DSV neck humbucker pickups with the V60LP single-coil in the middle, the guitar produces a wide range of great clean to saturated lead sounds that Alex described as “transparent, balanced and sweet” – a most apt description of the sonic character we aimed to achieve.
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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
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This is my third Strandberg guitar and as always I'm floored by the quality and craftmanship. I had very high expectations that were all fulfilled (and then some). The guitar plays, feels and sounds great. Not to mention the stunning looks. If you're looking for a versatile guitar that can cover many genres and styles of music this one is highly recommended! Thank you to Ola and the staff at Strandberg guitars for such nice service and for keeping as inspired as ever, after 30 years of playing! /Fredrik Pihl
Thank you for your glowing review Fredrik!
Had high hopes about the build quality, feel and sound from reading up on the Machachek Edition. Had no possibility to try one (any model) out in advance, but took a chance. Not too scary because of the return policy. Everything was just as good as i expected, or more. It was perfect right out of the box, I didn't even have to tune it... :)
Thanks for the 5 stars, Stefan! Awesome to hear that the Alex Machacek Edition lived up to you expectations!
Very simple: I am really happy! It is amazing that a 2,4 kg guitar competes with my heavy Gibson stuff (L5 + ES 335) easily in the meaning of sound. I purchased the BOden 5 weeks before and since that time I play only my Strandberg! Thank you to you Ola, and your team! Also the purchase handling was perfect and went smoothly. I promised my wife, that this was now my last guitar I buy .. I fear I cannot keep the promise ... because there is a 7-string, an 8 - string, .... ;-)
Awesome to hear that you are happy with the Machacek model, Dieter! It's an amazingly versatile guitar, but of course it will always only have 6 strings... /Ola
Opened the box and found the guitar visually striking and flawlessly set up. The guitar has sweet and full tone. The ergonomics are such that I can comfortably play it in my wheelchair. The neck is very well made to promote articulation and expression.
Thanks for the 5 stars, Daniel! Although I didn't have the wheelchair scenario explicitly in mind when I designed the shape, it has been a very happy finding that it is working out - you are not the first to appreciate this particular feature. I hope it will continue to bring you lots of joy. /Ola
It’s a great guitar. I own a Fusion Honey and the Fusion Machacek have different sounds. Both guitars are really very very good guitars. I have played several Strandberg guitars (Prog 6, Plini, Fusion, Original 7). With Strandberg guitars I honestly think it’s the first time that I can really ear the woods impact on sound. Regards, Karim
Thanks for the great review, Karim! We totally agree about hearing the characteristics of the materials acoustically, and also how they resonate and _feel_ when you play - which is intended to make you a more inspired player.