Boden J Artisan 7 Maple Fullmoon Amethyst Purple
Limited Edition

Boden J Artisan 7 Maple Fullmoon Amethyst Purple

SKU: BD7SG-03JA-M-F-PL

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

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  • 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’ is the result of years-long collaboration between Ola Strandberg and legendary Japanese master builder and designer Nick Sugimoto. Builder of the highly sought-after ‘J Custom’ and the limited ‘Master Artist’ series of .strandberg* guitars for the Japanese market, the ‘J Artisan’ is an exclusive one-year run of the finest .strandberg* guitars for ‘Rest of the World’ – specifically in the US and EU but also in very limited quantities in other geographical regions. Featuring the highest-grade and rare woods along with exceptional craftsmanship of Nick Sugimoto and his small team of master builders, the J Artisan guitars represent the pinnacle of the .strandberg* design and build quality. Components are the latest .strandberg* NX Rev 7 hardware and Suhr™ pickups for the utmost in functionality and sonic performance and tonal versatility.

What Does It Do?

The goal of the ‘J Artisan’ was to push the limits of what can be featured in the realm of the ultra-high-end .strandberg* 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 subtle yet complex acoustic characteristics that are unique and rich in overtones not typically experienced in more mass production instruments. The result is an instrument that imparts a sophisticated and more woody feel, natural acoustic tonal character that is rich in detail and resonance, and a fast and smooth playability for many hours of playing enjoyment without fatigue. The Suhr™ Hot 7 humbuckers perfectly complement the organic woody tonal character with their passive design and John Suhr’s extensive experience and expertise in designing and winding some of the best pickups in the industry.

Who Is It For?

The J Artisan instruments are for the forward-thinking and open-minded musicians, tone connoisseurs, and collectors of fine instruments who seek the very best in materials, workmanship, playability, and sound quality. These guitars are for those who want to experience what a .strandberg* with its venerable industrial design and universally esteemed ergonomic features can be when there are no limits to the materials that can be used and are built by the best master builders with decades of guitar-building experience. 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 their unique and versatile sonic character.

The second run in a series of 12 runs of 10 exquisite instruments from late-2023 through late-2024, J Artisan RotW (Rest of the World) Run #2 guitars are the Boden 7-String fixed bridge model featuring Swamp Ash for body wood and all-solid Fullmoon Maple top with finish options Summer Blue, Alexandrite Red, and Amethyst Purple, each offering a unique visual aesthetic that is stunningly eye-catching yet alluringly refined and opulent.

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

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* 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: 26.25”
  5. Short Scale: 25.5”
  6. String spread at nut: 42 mm/1.65”
  7. String spacing at bridge: 10.5 mm/.41″
  8. Neutral fret: 10

General

  • Bolt-On Construction with new sculpted neck joint heel
  • Body: Chambered Swamp Ash
  • Top: Solid Full Moon Maple
  • Available Finishes: Summer Blue, Alexandrite Red, Amethyst Purple
  • Approximate Weight: 2.7kg / 6 lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Japan

Hardware

  • .strandberg* EGS Rev 7 fixed bridge and string lock
  • Black anodized hardware
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Side Dots
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Inlays

Neck & Frets

  • Wenge with Purple Heart fillet reinforcement
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • Fretboard Options: Flame Maple or White Ebony
  • 20” Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Sanko SUS315 Stainless Steel Fretwire
  • D’Addario NYXL 0095-064 strings
  • Standard 7-string tuning low-to-high: BEADGBE

Accessories

  • Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Allen Key Kit included
  • .strandberg* ACME VitalGrip Guitar Strap
  • .strandberg* Wall Hanger with mount kit
  • .strandberg* & J Artisan brochure

Sonic Profile

  • H-H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: Suhr™ Hot 7 7-string humbucker – black bobbins
  • Bridge: Suhr™ Hot 7 7-string humbucker – black bobbins
  • 3-Way Blade Pickup Selector
    1. Bridge Humbucker
    2. Neck + Bridge Humbucker
    3. Neck Humbucker
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone (push-pull for coil-tap)

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*.