Boden Alex Machacek Edition Red

Boden Alex Machacek Edition Red

SKU: BD6TCT-17X-P-F-RD

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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The ideal Boden as envisioned by fusion great Alex Machacek

The Boden Fusion 'Alex Machacek Edition'

What makes it special?

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.

What does it do?

The result of this collaboration is the Boden ‘Alex Machacek Edition’ 6-string tremolo guitar. This stunning instrument features chambered premium 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 the EGS Pro 5 tremolo system.

Who is it for?

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.

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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Measurements

  1. Width: 315 mm/12,4”
  2. Length: 800 mm/31,5”
  3. Thickness: 42 mm/1.65″
  4. Long Scale: 25.5”
  5. Short Scale: 25”
  6. String spread at nut: 35 mm/1,38”
  7. String spacing at bridge: 10.5 mm/.41″
  8. Neutral fret: 0

General

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • Chambered Body with Arm, Torso and Heel Carves
  • Book-matched Solid 4A Flame Maple Top
  • Alder Body
  • Red Semi-gloss Polyurethane Finish
  • Approximate Weight 2,4 kg / 5,3 lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Indonesia

Hardware

  • .strandberg* EGS Series 5 tremolo bridge & string locks
  • Black Anodized Hardware
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Side Dots
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Inlays

Neck & Frets

  • Roasted Maple Neck, Carbon Fiber reinforced
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • Pau Ferro Fretboard
  • 20″ Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Jescar 51100 Stainless Steel Fretwire (57110 for zero-fret)
  • D’Addario NYXL 10-46 strings
  • Standard tuning EADGBE

Accessories

Sonic Profile

  • H-S-H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: Suhr DSV
  • Middle: Suhr V60LP
  • Bridge: Suhr DSV+
  • 5-Way Pickup Selector
    1. Neck
    2. Neck Outer Coil + Middle in parallel
    3. Neck + Bridge
    4. Middle + Bridge Inner Coil in Parallel
    5. Bridge
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 6 Reviews
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FP
28 Jul 2021
Fredrik P.
Sweden Sweden
Feel, ergonomics and TONE

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

29 Jul 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thank you for your glowing review Fredrik!

SB
21 Jun 2021
Stefan B.
SE SE
As brilliant as expected!

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... :)

21 Jun 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the 5 stars, Stefan! Awesome to hear that the Alex Machacek Edition lived up to you expectations!

DB
12 Apr 2021
Dieter B.
AT AT
My 1st Strandberg (Alex Machacek Edition)

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, .... ;-)

13 Apr 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

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

DR
07 Apr 2021
Daniel R.
US US
Love Can be Found Anywhere, Even in a Guitar. (Canned Heat)

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.

13 Apr 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

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

KB
11 Jun 2020
Karim B.
FR FR
Sweet

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

15 Jun 2020
.strandberg* Guitars EU

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.

Unique Qualities

Anatomy of a Strandberg

There are many design elements and factors that comprise a .strandberg* guitar. Each aspect - from the materials and components used to the ergonomic design features - has been carefully thought out and implemented to produce a guitar that is light weight, easy to play and has a big woody organic sound. Explore these different aspects that set a .strandberg* guitar apart from the rest.

Headless

By removing weight from the headstock, your guitar can be made very light and yet balanced. You can play with greater comfort for longer.

Versatile Body Shape

The body shape provides multiple seated playing positions for maximum comfort and versatility.

Scale Lengths Adapted to You

A multi-scale design allows your wrist to remain relaxed throughout the range of play. A longer scale length for the heavier strings provide better tone, and shorter in the thinner strings better playability.

Patented Neck Profile

Our patented EndurNeck™ profile promotes a more correct playing position. The result: you can play longer, faster, better and avoid injury.

Space Age Materials

Our hunt for great tone and low weight led us to using aircraft grade aluminium and carbon fiber for maximum performance.

Proprietary Hardware

The custom .strandberg* hardware is a vital contributor to the tone of the instrument. Lightweight aircraft grade aluminium and tight coupling of components ensure that nothing prevents the strings' vibrations from entering the body.

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