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Boden Meloria

The Meloria is a concept .strandberg* travel guitar that was developed in conjunction with high-end bicycle company and a former professional cyclist, Olympic coach, and recreational guitarist Andreas Danielsson. Being an avid cycling enthusiast himself, it was natural for Ola Strandberg to engage with other cyclists and bicycle companies who also shared an enthusiasm for the guitar.

The general idea was to design and build a travel guitar of being quickly downsized into a very compact travel-friendly size and weigh as little as possible and still feel and play like a “normal”-sized guitar when expanded. The guitar would also have to be able to survive the most extreme natural environments and weather conditions. Never the one to back off from an exciting creative challenge, Ola embarked on a journey to develop the ultimate travel guitar that retained the overall characteristics of a .strandberg* guitar and the result is the Meloria.

The images of Adventure and Survivor are 3D renders and colors might alter slightly on the actual product

Meloria Captain’s Edition

  • Handcrafted to order from premium selected pieces of wood in Sweden
  • Futur neck joint
  • Option of stainless-steel conventional frets or True Temperament
  • 1 conventional bridge pickup
  • Master Volume/Master Tone
  • Titanium frame, shaped by hand and welded by Italian bike builders
  • Padded gig bag

Meloria Survivor Edition

  • Composite material body and neck, made in Sweden
  • Option of stainless-steel conventional frets or True Temperament
  • Futur neck joint
  • Custom Lace pickup, removable for additional robustness
  • Master Volume/Master Tone
  • Titanium frame, made in Sweden
  • Padded gig bag

Meloria Adventure Edition

  • Composite material body and neck, made in Sweden
  • Futur neck joint
  • Stainless steel conventional frets
  • Custom Lace pickup, removable for additional robustness
  • Master Volume/Master Tone
  • Aluminum frame, made in Sweden
  • Padded gig bag

  • Free EU shipping over €100
  • Free returns
  • 2 year warranty*

The Meloria further expands the Boden design and illustrates the scalability of the platform to meet various playing environments and requirements.

The Boden Meloria

What Makes It Special?

The adjustable metal frame of the Meloria together with the effortless playability and ergonomic features of the .strandberg* Boden constitutes a new concept of what a travel guitar can be when designed and built without limits. Not only does it adapt to the situation like no other, but the quality of tone and organic timbre need to be experienced to be believed. 

What Does It Do?

The Meloria will travel with its owner to the far edges of the world as a partner for musical expression that won’t back out of any adventure. It can be adjusted in size to suit every situation and is light enough to be carried along to the highest mountain top. Where other guitars can’t venture, the Meloria will embark on any mission or musical adventure without hesitation.

Who Is It For?

The Meloria is designed to achieve supreme portability, rigid strength, and great tone all at once for the traveling musician who won’t compromise. This reimagination of what a travel guitar can be caters to the needs of the guitar player who explores the world with music by their side. Limitless in nature, adventurous in spirit, and organic in tone. 

The Meloria further expands the Boden design and illustrates the scalability of the platform to meet various playing environments and requirements. With the use of cutting-edge composite materials and manufacturing processes, the .strandberg* Boden design can evolve but still maintain the unique characteristics such as ergonomics, comfort, and playability as well as its distinctive sonic character.

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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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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: 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/1.37″
  7. String spacing at bridge: 10.5 mm/.41″
  8. Neutral fret: 0

General

Captain Edition

  • Body: Built to spec
  • Bolt-On Construction with Futur sculpted neck joint heel
  • Finish: Natural
  • Approximate Weight: 2kg / 4.4 lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Sweden

Survival Edition

  • Body: Built to spec
  • Bolt-On Construction with Futur sculpted neck joint heel
  • Finish: Natural
  • Approximate Weight: 1.7kg / 3.7 lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Sweden

Adventure Edition

  • Body: Built to spec
  • Bolt-On Construction with Futur sculpted neck joint heel
  • Finish: Natural
  • Approximate Weight: 1.3kg / 2.9  lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Sweden

Hardware

  • New .strandberg* EGS Arc cast zink fixed bridge & string locks
  • Black hardware
  • Glow-in-the-dark face inlays and side dot

Neck & Frets

Captain Edition

  • Built to spec
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • 20” Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • D’Addario NYXL 10-46 strings
  • Standard tuning EADGBE
  • Original Luminlay™ Side Dots
  • Original Luminlay™ Inlays

Survival Edition

  • Carbon Fiber reinforced Composite Material
  •  EndurNeck™ Profile
  • Fretboard: Ebonol
  • 20” Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Jescar 51100 Stainless Steel Fretwire (57110 for Zero fret)
  • D’Addario NYXL 10-46 strings
  •  Standard tuning EADGBE

Adventure Edition

  • Carbon Fiber reinforced Composite Material
  •  EndurNeck™ Profile
  • Fretboard: Ebonol
  • 20” Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Jescar 51100 Stainless Steel Fretwire (57110 for Zero fret)
  • D’Addario NYXL 10-46 strings
  •  Standard tuning EADGBE

Accessories

  • Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Allen Key Kit included

Sonic Profile

Captains Edition

  • Built to spec
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

Survival Edition

  • Lace Custom Pickup
  • Master Volume

Adventure Edition

  • Lace Custom Pickup
  • Master Volume

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*.