Boden Metal 8 Black PearlSKU: BD8CT-19M-E-M-BP
NOTE: starting June 2020, the Boden Metal models will be delivered with black anodized hardware in place of the Black Nickel hardware that is pictured.
Visually sleek and futuristic, the Metal model was designed for over-the-top metal sounds that are still articulate and expressive as well as being exceptionally versatile to cover various other genres of music. The model name certainly belies what is hidden beneath its aggressive yet refined look. From brutal heavy to crystalline clean and everything in between, the Metal delivers them all with authority and musicality.
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Each Metal model features the innovative Fishman Fluence humbucker pickups that combine the power and clarity of active pickups with the organic sound and feel of passive pickups as well as superb single-coil tones, making it an incredibly versatile instrument for many other musical genres besides metal
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This guitar is a dream! It feels like it weighs almost nothing but that doesn't make the sound any less heavy. Things that were tough to play on other guitars, 8-strings especially seem so effortless on the strandberg it sometimes feels like cheating. It plays like a beast and the overall design and aesthetic are just beautiful. Personally I think this is the best instrument I ever held in my hands. Thank you strandberg. Life is good!
Thanks for the awesome review Matthias. We do our best to disprove ideas such as that guitars have to be heavy to sound good :) /Ola
I originally joined the waiting list back in April and ordered in July, however I ordered 5 seconds too late and the guitar sold out. The folks at Strandberg (David and Johanna) were excellent at keeping me up to date on the new stock which due to shipping issues (COVID related) took another 3 months. However, the Boden Metal 8 was more than worth the wait. The pickups are crystal clear (if a little hot for direct recording into an interface), and the ergonomics of the neck and the fanned frets guide your hand into the right position. I've never player an 8 string before, so it's a bit of a learning curve adding 2 extra strings into the mix, but it's been such a great time of creativity and discovery. It's a completely different instrument to a 6 string, the hand position, picking hand and shapes are totally different and it takes a while to adjust, but it's so much fun to play and extremely comfortable to play for long periods due to the light weight and shape. Super impressed with the instrument, but more so really impressed by Strandberg's customer service in trying to get the guitar to me as soon as possible despite disruptions to shipping and stock. 10/10
Thanks for the 5 stars, Mike! And thanks for waiting so patiently for our stock situation to improve! Happy to hear that you are taking to the 8-string, and that you are enjoying it. We feel that the transition is less drastic with the EndurNeck than when transitioning to a more conventional 8-string guitar. /Ola
This is my first 8 string guitar, and I must say it‘s fantastic. Needed sone time to get adjusted to 8 strings (it‘s my first one), and now it‘s even hard to back to regular 6‘s. Fantastic sustain, great tuning stability and big tone!
The set up of this model has so much comfort. It’s surprising how you can play fast and technical while your hand muscles stay relax. The wood choices on this model, the scale length, pickups, the look, all perfect to me!
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