Boden Original 6 Red

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

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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1,836.00 (incl. 0.00 VAT)

Only 2 left in stock

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  • Free returns - No questions asked
  • 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
5.0 Based on 7 Reviews
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JS
14 Mar 2021
Joerg S.
DE DE
All that I expected

The quality, the tones, the versatility, all great. But after all it is the way how good and easy it feels to play this guitar, that makes it worth the price to me.

01 Apr 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the 5 stars, Joerg! Awesome to hear that the Original 6 is working out for you. /Ola

OG
04 Mar 2021
Ove G.
SE SE
All I could ask for.

I've owned several big name premium guitars over the years but never found one that was just right for me. After hearing of Strandberg and playing one briefly it was like a revelation. Of course we should focus on comfort and playability. Now that I've owned a Boden for a month I can say that as a music instrument its top of the line. I got mine with perfect intonation and action that felt effortless. The endurneck looks like it'll be clunky in photos but it instead feels dainty and slim in person. The string space is rather tight at the lower frets but its nothing proper technique can't fix so thanks for making me less sloppy ;). The suhr pickups lets you pull out some lovely tone both in single coil and humbucker mode and the satin finish delivers a race car like playing experience. I've played more in this past month than in the last few years combined. The fact that the guitar is so comfortable and relaxing is both making me play faster and letting me pull off wider finger stretches than before. 10/10 Would buy again.

10 Mar 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the 5 stars and glowing review, Ove. I'm happy that you are enjoying the Original 6! /Ola

DF
25 Feb 2021
Daniel F.
DE DE
Awesome guitar and awesome customer service

First of all a quick disclaimer: I bought a Boden 6 string Original, but I returned it 2 weeks later. I was not able to get used to the forearm contouring BUT THAT WAS PURELY A PERSONAL PREFERENCE. Overall, the strandberg guitar is awesome. I don‘t even know where to start. The EndurNeck is the nicest neck I‘ve ever played. I loved the soft squared shape of it and it immediately improved my left hand posture. The body shape (and therefore reduced weight) are probably the biggest plus. If you are playing while standing up, you will probably not find a nicer guitar for that (I bought the signature strap as well). I loved it! Only two minor issues for me personally: the pick-up selector is positioned in a way, which had me bump into it frequently while playing funky stuff, thus changing the pick-up selection. Also, the aforementioned forearm contouring is done in a way which cut bloodflow in my forearm. A friend of mine didn‘t have this issue, that‘s how I know it‘s probably very specific to my situation. In the end, this was a detail I did not want to deal with for longer periods of time and made me return the guitar. Nonetheless, the guitar is a beast overall and just a joy to play. If you have the chance to try one out, you should definitely do it. Lastly, some positive feedback on the customer support: everyone I talked to was both very friendly and extremely helpful. Returning the guitar was easy as well. I can‘t stress enough that strandberg is probably among the best guitar companies both qualitiy and service wise.

01 Mar 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the great review, Daniel. I'm happy our efforts on customer service are not going unnoticed, and that you ultimately enjoyed the guitar! /Ola

GS
20 Oct 2020
Grace S.
US US
The new flagship of my guitar fleet!

I just wanted to take a second and say I’m very impressed by .strandberg*’s costumer service. I will start off by stating I originally bought a different original 6 that I wasn’t entirely happy with, so I ended up returning it. In the past, when dealing with other companies where a lot of money was on the line, I felt those companies alway tried to pressure and bully me into keeping something I wasn’t happy with, regardless of what their return policy stated. That wasn’t my experience with .strandberg*. After I said I wanted a return, they jumped on it, and I had my return shipping label sent to me in hours. They were both very kind and honest in emails, and though I tend to roll my eyes when companies say stuff like this, I’ll be honest and say they definitely made me feel like they really cared about me getting the product that I would be happiest with. So I immediately put down payment on another brand new original 6, and I’m glad I did. This is my second .strandberg* in three months time, the first one being a standard 8 Refurb that was the literal definition of perfection. I’ve quickly come to realize that the ergonomics are everything to me. I want to be in my 80’s and still playing comfortably, so if these are the guitars that will make that future happen, then I’m all in. For the guitar itself, the fit, finish, and comfort are all perfect. The Endurneck is a blessing on my 8-string, and though I can see why some may find this neck profile not as necessary on a 6-string due to the smaller stature, I personally love it and feel it has corrected my hand positioning a lot. You’ll either love or hate the neck profile if I am being quite honest. The combination of the swamp ash chambered body and Suhr pickups are also an unstoppable juggernaut of force. In the end, this guitar is phenomenal, and I’m glad to have it in my arsenal. That said though, the standard 8 Refurb I first bought was as I said the definition of perfection, and this new original 6 doesn’t quite get to that same level, for there are a few minor flaws...that is a shame for this guitar was about $700 more. First, there is one tiny bit of rough fret-work on this guitar. It’s rather minimal, and not too much of a nuisance, but it’s still there and is all I think about when my fingers catch on it every once in a while. Secondly, the tuning stability of this instrument isn’t quite at my standard 8’s level of greatness, which was perfect right out of the box. It should be noted, the original 6 is still miles ahead of any other guitar I have...so still not really a big deal. I’m hopping that as the guitar adjusts to the much more humid climate that I live in, these two things will correct themselves as the wood expands and settles. The last thing I will say is my guitar came with a rather noticeable level of pickup tilt: neck pickup tilting towards neck, bridge pickup tilting towards bridge. Maybe I’m lucky, but in all the humbucker based guitars I have had over the years, I have never experienced this. The foam underneath the pickups is clearly not doing what it’s suppose to. Maybe I’m just super entitled, but I’m a little surprised to see that wasn’t fixed up before the guitar was sent to me. For a $2,200 asking price, I probably shouldn’t have to be replacing or fixing anything on the guitar right out of the box. I can’t say with confidence that it prevents the guitar tone from reaching its full potential, for it is still out of this world when it comes to that. But I think it does suggest that it has the possibility to sound even better than it already does when I replace the foam. .strandberg* did get in touch with me and said they are switching to a new foam for their pickup mounts in 2021, so hopefully anyone reading this will not have to worry about this at all. Even with those few minor flaws, it’s still hands down the best and most comfortable guitar I own, I guess .strandberg* just spoiled me with the level of perfection that my standard 8 holds. The original 6 is a wonderful, versatile guitar that I would recommend to anyone. I love playing all styles, but playing jazz is what puts food on the table. The guitar is perfect for the more modern types of jazz, and though I never expected it to be a replacement for my arch-top, I must say I can get a tone out of this guitar that still works pretty well for the older, more traditional styles of the genre. To anyone who is STILL reading this, just buy one and try it out, you got nothing to lose! I love my .strandberg*’s with all my heart, and I very much intend to add a classic 6 and Sälen to my collection somewhere down the road!

27 Oct 2020
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the detailed review, Grace. It makes me very happy that the efforts we are making on the customer service front are not going by unnoticed. You make some good points about quality expectations at this price point, and we certainly take them on board, and are constantly working to improve - which is the great aspect of selling direct: we hear about these things at the earliest possible stage. This entire industry suffers from long lead times, so we want to do what we can to keep them as short as possible. Also, I'm thrilled you're getting a good jazz tone out of it. I totally believe in starting with a guitar that has great versatility and tone, and then you can shape that into any music style downstream. Thanks again for the 5 stars! /Ola

GR
23 Aug 2020
Gonzalo R.
ES ES
Strandberg Boden 6 Original

Excelente guitarra. Muy buen sonido y muy cómoda. Estoy muy contento con ella. Ya siempre viene conmigo a todos los viajes. Thanks!!

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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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*.