Boden Original 7 Black

SKU: BD7CT-17O-M-F-BK

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 7- and 8-string models feature the highly-touted Fishman Fluence Modern powered 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 Fishman Fluence powered 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: 320 mm/12.6” (7-string) | 330 mm/13″ (8-string)
  2. Length: 820 mm/32.3″ (7-string) | 850 mm/33.5” (8-string)
  3. Thickness: 42 mm/1.65″
  4. Long Scale: 26.25” (7-string) | 28” (8-string)
  5. Short Scale: 25.5” (7-string) | 26.5” (8-string)
  6. String spread at nut: 42 mm/1.65” (7-string) | 49 mm/1,92” (8-string)
  7. String spacing at bridge: 10.5 mm/.41″
  8. Neutral fret: 10 (7-string) | 7 (8-string)

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
    • 2,5 kg / 5,5 lbs +/- 10% (7-string)
    • 2,6 kg / 5,7 lbs +/- 10% (8-string)
  • 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 095-64 (7-string) / 09-84 (8-string) strings
  • Standard tuning BEADGBE (7-string) | F#BEADGBE (8-string)

Accessories

Sonic Profile

  • H – H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico, Black Plastic
  • Bridge: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic, Black Plastic
  • 3-Way Pickup Selector
    1. Neck
    2. Neck + Bridge in parallel
    3. Bridge
  • Master Volume w/ push-pull for Split Coil
  • Master Tone w/push-pull for Voice 1/2
Customer Reviews
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13 Apr 2021
Conor C.
GB GB
Best guitar I've owned (or played)

The only problem I've found is that after now owning a strandberg, pretty much every other guitar I own is a chore to play and I subsequentally will be selling them! I have a wrist injury, so long practice sessions have been a thing of the past, however the ergonomics of the neck, fanned frets, and weight of the guitar allow me to play for so much longer. It's rejuvenated my love for playing. Originally I bought for metal/rock, but it's incredibly versatile and does anything I need it to, and I don't really see myself playing another guitar for a long time, if ever. Build quality is great, no issues out of the box, didn't even need a set-up. Honestly couldn't be happier!

21 Apr 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the kind words, Conor - it's great to hear that you are able to play more! /Ola

SF
02 Feb 2021
Simone F.
IT IT
Extremely comfortable instrument with a rich sound

The Boden Original 7 was purchased without trying it before: I found many positive reviews on the web and decided to try, outcome has been extremely positive. Design is really gorgeous, neck profile and variable scale turned to be exceptionally comfortable: instrument is certainly a high quality one, craftsmanship and care of details can be immediately appreciated. I am a super fan of ebony fingerboards, however the roasted Birdseye one resulted really bright too. The most surprising feature has been the combination of light weight and the richness of the tone, it’s absolutely beautiful and versatile.

02 Feb 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Great to hear that you enjoyed the Boden Original, Simone, and thanks for the 5 star rating! /Ola

S
31 Jan 2021
Sebastian
DE DE
A piece of engineering art

Finally I got my senses together and got a Boden 7 Original. I had a few concerns: Will the neck fit me, will the shape feel odd and, this might sound especially strange, will it be to much „art“? I don't really like over flashy guitar tops but like to see the wood. Well the answers came through quite quickly. The neck is of course different but great to play, the shape feels natural and it looks just great, I would note rate it a AAAA top, but this is exactly what I wanted. The sound is just pure clarity and definition. A great player. The ergonomics of the guitar, but also the strap and the gigbag is just pure engineering art. Being a researcher in muskuloskeletal biomechanics I really appreciate that this guitar is taking the game to new level and it all just makes sense. I'm looking forward to have a look in the lab on how the guitar affects the player... But this is just for nerds. What a great piece of gear. I should have bought it earlier.

02 Feb 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the 5 stars, Sebastian - it's great to hear that it all makes sense to you! I would actually really love to hear about how it performs in the lab - please get in touch with us and let us know. /Ola

PS
22 Jan 2021
Pierce S.
US US
Sounds good

Sounds,looks, feels great but had a lot of issues for amount of time I’ve had it. The action needs to be high otherwise buzzing and creaking happens, small pieces seem to have fallen off while I play and my gig bag zipper partly broke the first day. Good guitar but expected more ease for the price.

26 Jan 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

I'm sorry to hear that you are not entirely happy with your purchase! I note that you haven't been in touch with our support to discuss any of your issues, so I can't really comment. Please do send us an e-mail to [email protected] and I hope we can get you to a point where your guitar plays better than this. /Ola

AB
14 Dec 2020
Aaron B.
US US
An outstanding instrument

The guitar arrived well packed, in pristine condition, and really nicely set up. It's a joy to hold, to look at, and to play for hours.

22 Dec 2020
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the 5 stars, Aaron! I hope you will continue enjoying the Boden Original 7! /Ola

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The Boden Original Concept

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*.