Boden Original 6 Natural

SKU: BD6CT-17O-M-F-NA

Get the most out of your playing and the sounds that you’ve been honing with your hands. What you put into a Boden Original guitar is what you’ll get out of it – loud and clear with style and substance.

This is the Boden model that started it all. Featuring Swamp Ash body mated with 4A Flame Maple top and roasted Maple neck with roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard, the acoustic character is lively and balanced with superb articulation for both rhythm and lead playing. The Original models feature the highly-touted Suhr passive pickups and Fishman active pickups to faithfully transfer the natural sound of the woods and the unique .strandberg* hardware to your amplification systems.

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  • 2 year warranty*

The original-spec .strandberg* look, sound and feel – versatile and cutting-edge

The Boden Original

What makes it special?

This is the Boden model that started it all. Featuring Swamp Ash body mated with 4A Flame Maple top and roasted Maple neck with roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard. The light weight chambered body and the patented EndurNeck enhances comfort and reduces fatigue for long playing sessions, allowing you to better focus on your playing and the music you are creating.

What does it do?

The acoustic character of the Boden Original is lively and balanced with superb articulation for both rhythm and lead playing. The classic wood combination of Swamp Ash and Maple provides an exceptionally clear and punchy tone with an emphasis on the high-midrange. The Original models feature the highly-touted Suhr passive pickups and Fishman active pickups to faithfully transfer the natural sound of the woods and the unique .strandberg* hardware to your amplification systems.

Who is it for?

Our most popular model and the flagship series of our Premium production models – this is the ultimate “Swiss Army Knife” of guitars for the widest range of music styles and playing styles. You can simply never go wrong!

This is the Boden model that started it all. Featuring Swamp Ash body mated with 4A Flame Maple top and roasted Maple neck with roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard, the acoustic character is lively and balanced with superb articulation for both rhythm and lead playing. The Original models feature the highly-touted Suhr passive pickups and Fishman active pickups to faithfully transfer the natural sound of the woods and the unique .strandberg* hardware to your amplification systems.

During the course of manufacturing of this guitar model, the color of the roasted maple has varied to some degree. The wood is roasted to achieve the desired properties (tonal response and dimensional stability in different weather conditions) and not to a certain color. This means that the color sometimes does not match that of the product photos, which were taken of the first produced sample guitars. We are working on a revised process and acquiring new equipment for roasting maple that will give us greater control of the results, which should be in place in early 2021. Until then, if you have any concerns about the color of the roasted maple neck or fretboard before ordering, please reach out to us through the contact form at the bottom of this page, and we will be happy to send you a photo in advance, or talk you through the process. For more information about roasted maple, and colors, please see: https://support.strandbergguitars.com/article/95-how-dark-is-roasted-maple

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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
  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Available Finishes: Natural/Red/Black Semi-gloss Polyurethane
  • Approximate Weight 2,4 kg / 5,3 lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Indonesia

Hardware

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

Neck & Frets

  • Roasted Maple Neck, Carbon Fiber reinforced
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • Roasted Birdseye Maple 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 – H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: Suhr™ SSV
  • Bridge: Suhr™ SSH+
  • 5-Way Pickup Selector
    1. Neck Series Humbucking
    2. Neck Outer Coil
    3. Neck Outer Coil + Bridge Outer Coil in parallel
    4. Neck Inner Coil + Bridge Inner Coil in parallel
    5. Bridge Series Humbucking
  • Master Volume + Master Tone
Customer Reviews
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PG
25 Mar 2021
Peter G.
NL NL
Most comfortable instrument I've ever played

After a helpful conversation with the standberg team who answered all my questions I gifted myself the boden original 6 for my birthday. Shipping was fast, and the guitar arrived unharmed. I can rave about the guitar all day, but the short of it is that I have never played an instrument more comfortable than the strandberg. As a hobbiest guitar player this might be endgame material for me. For some the standberg may look Alien, but I find great beauty in the simplicity and usability of the design. If recommend everyone to at least try one if they get the chance. Cons: Can't wall mount without a horizontal mount. I don't dare hang it vertical. the protective tabs on the zipper cords from the gigbag come undone fairly easily.

01 Apr 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the 5 stars and Happy Birthday, Peter! Point taken about hanging it on a conventional guitar hanger. Our wall mount does provide a vertical position for the guitar as well, but is not an option for everyone of course. /Ola

BW
05 Mar 2021
Braeden W.
US US
Strandberg Boden Original 6

Before I even get into how excellent the guitar is, and it is excellent, I want to commend .strandberg* on their customer service. Upon ordering, the service was prompt. When shipped, the carrier lost track of the package at no fault of .strandberg* and yet, when I brought up the possibility that the guitar was lost, they were very quick to reply assuring me that it had happend a lot recently due to weather. The timely and polite responses from their service department alone is worth buying from them. All the better, are the guitars they make. If, like I was, you are opposed to maple fretboards, do not hesitate to get one with a roasted maple neck. They are amazing and have every bit the same luxurious feel as ebony possible even better. The guitars are light, extremely comfortable, and most importantly, they sound awesome. I play everything from jazz, to metal, to post-rock and my .strandberg* covers all of these bases and is no way a compromise for any genre. I can't reccomend them enough.

13 Apr 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the kind words and 5 stars, Braeden! It pains us when the outside world doesn't collaborate, but shipping matters usually resolve themselves - thanks for your understanding on that. I hope you will get much enjoyment out of your Boden Original! /Ola

TG
28 Feb 2021
Tom G.
GB GB
Spectacular!

I recently purchased the Strandberg Original 6, and it is nothing short of remarkable! Without a shade of a doubt, the best guitar I ever laid my hands on in over 20 years of playing. Every little thing about it is perfect. The chambered body leads to gorgeous dynamics that go hand-in-hand in a flawless synergy with the Suhr pickups. Such tasty sounds and unparalleled playability -- it's the first time that a guitar managed to exceed my expectations!

01 Mar 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the glowing recommendation, Tom! Great to hear that you are enjoying the guitar. /Ola

TV
20 Jan 2021
Thibaut V.
FR FR
Excellent guitar

It is a real pleasure to play the guitar. I made a mistake in my order and the customer service noticed and I got refund really fast !

26 Jan 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the 5 stars, Thibaut! /Ola

NT
10 Jan 2021
Nicholas T.
US US
Strandberg OS6 review

Absolutely fantastic guitar. Amazingly lightweight, comfortable neck profile (coming from a strat), and crystal clear balanced tone. This guitar is about as ergonomic as it gets and it is in its own league.

26 Jan 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Great to hear that you are enjoying your Boden Original! /Ola

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*.