Boden J Artisan 6 Tremolo Koa Natural White Pearl Resin
Limited Edition

Boden J Artisan 6 Tremolo Koa Natural White Pearl Resin

SKU: BD6TSG-02JA-E-K-NW

.strandberg* has worked with legendary guitar builder and designer Nick “Sugi” Sugimoto and his team of master builders in Japan for many years, producing some of the highest quality .strandberg* guitars in limited quantities for the Japanese market. These Japan-only instruments were marketed and sold as “J Custom” and “Master Artist” but now, they are finally available to the rest of the world as “J Artisan”. In high demand for years, these one-of-a-kind .strandberg* instruments are available from .strandberg* Guitars in US and EU as well as a few select authorized .strandberg* dealers.

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8,995.00 (incl. 1,799.00 VAT)

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  • Free returns
  • 2 year warranty*

A musical instrument of the highest caliber for the true tone connoisseurs and collectors alike

The J Artisan Series

What Makes It Special?

The ‘J Artisan’ instruments are the results of a long collaboration between Ola Strandberg and legendary Japanese master builder Nick “Sugi” Sugimoto. From the same hands as the sought-after ‘J Custom’ and ‘Master Artist’ .strandberg* guitars, the ‘J Artisan’ series is an exclusive one-year run of the finest .strandberg* guitars featuring the highest-grade woods, premium hardware, premium electronics, and the epitome of craftsmanship to represent the pinnacle of the .strandberg* design.

What Does It Do?

The goal of the ‘J Artisan’ was to push the limits in the realm of the ultra-high-end instruments for the tone connoisseurs and collectors who seek the very best in materials and workmanship. Exquisite and exotic woods provide not only alluring visual beauty, but also complex acoustic characteristics not typically found in mass production instruments. The result is an instrument that imparts a sophisticated and more woody feel, natural acoustic tonal character, and fast and smooth playability. The Suhr™ SSH+/SSV pickups perfectly complement the organic tonal character and represent some of the best pickups in the industry.

Who Is It For?

The J Artisan instruments are for the forward-thinking musicians, tone connoisseurs, and collectors of fine instruments who seek the very best in materials, workmanship, playability, and sound. These guitars are for those who want to experience what a .strandberg* can be without limits. Simply put, the J Artisan guitars are for those who want to own and play the highest-quality .strandberg* guitars possible and experience their sublime aesthetic beauty, exceptional playability, and unique sonic character.

This third run in a series of 12 monthly runs of 10 exquisite instruments is truly special in that it features a Honduras Mahogany body and solid Koa top with resin-fill options in Navy Blue, Green, and White Pearl. The neck is constructed of Wenge with Purple Heart fillets for rock-solid stability and an oil finish for a fast and smooth feel. The White Ebony fretboard provides a slick playing surface, tonal brilliance, and a fast transient attack.

This is the first J Artisan series with the EGS Rev7 Tremolo System and the rich acoustic characteristics of these instruments is captured by a set of Suhr™ SSH+/SSV Humbuckers with push/pull coil-split on the tone control for tonal versatility. All J Artisan guitars are delivered in a heavily-padded .strandberg* Deluxe Gig Bag and are accompanied by a COA, a .strandberg* wall hanger, and an ACME Vitalgrip guitar strap.

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If you reside outside the European Union, e.g. in United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, or Iceland, you will be billed local import fees and duties by the shipping company, according to your country’s legislation. For more information, see this support article.

*For UK customers the order value needs to be a minimum of £135. Read more in this support article.

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Delivery of guitars/large items is fast and free* with DHL Express with On Demand Delivery, which lets you monitor and direct your shipment once it is on its way. Smaller items ship with Swedish Postnord.

* Minimum order value of €100 applies

Measurements

  1. Width: 320 mm/12.6”
  2. Length: 820 mm/32.3″
  3. Thickness: 42 mm/1.65″
  4. Long Scale: 25.5”
  5. Short Scale: 25”
  6. String spread at nut: 42 mm/1.65”
  7. String spacing at bridge: 10.5 mm/.41″
  8. Neutral fret: 0

General

  • Bolt-On Construction with NX sculpted neck joint heel
  • Chambered Honduran Mahogany body with Arm and Torso Carves
  • Solid Koa top with Resin fill
  • Available Finishes: Natural + Navy Blue Resin, Natural + Green Resin, Natural + White Pearl Resin
  • Approximate Weight: 2.3kg / 5 lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Japan

Hardware

  • .strandberg* EGS Rev7 tremolo bridge and combined string lock
  • Black anodized hardware
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Side Dots
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Inlays

Neck & Frets

  • Wenge with Purple Heart fillet reinforcement
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • White Ebony fretboard
  • 20” Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Sanko SUS315 Stainless Steel Fretwire
  • D’Addario NYXL 10-46 strings
  • Factory tuning EADGBE

Accessories

  • .strandberg* Deluxe Gig Bag included
  • Certificate of Authenticity included
  • Allen Key Kit included
  • .strandberg* ACME VitalGrip Guitar Strap included
  • .strandberg* Wall Hanger with screw-mount kit included

Sonic Profile

  • H-H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: Suhr™ SSV humbucker
  • Bridge: Suhr™ SSH+ humbucker
  • 3-Way Schaller Megaswitch S+T Pickup Selector
    • 1. Bridge Series Humbucking
    • 2. Neck + Bridge Series Humbucking
    • 3. Neck Series Humbucking
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone (pull for coil-split of both pickups)

BEHIND THE CONCEPT

J ARTISAN

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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Artist Profiles

What our artist say

The extremely talented artists who play .strandberg* guitars have a clear vision of where they want to take their art and how to get there with the instruments they play. The guitar they choose to play is a statement of who they are as an artist and a reflection of the music they create. Find out why some of the most cutting-edge players in the world today choose a .strandberg*.