Boden Original 7 Red

SKU: BD7CT-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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  • 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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AS
18 May 2021
Alexandre S.
GB GB
I'm impressed!!

I am really happy with my new strandy! It is so comfortable, plays really good and sounds so great! Fred from the sales team helped me sending photos of the actual guitar before I placed the order. Also the delivery was very quick. If I can point out just one small thing that can be improved is the finishing of the frets at the bottom of the neck, as some of them are a bit rough. Other than that, I'm very pleased to own such a great instrument!!

07 Jun 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thank you for the review and 5 stars, Alexandre. When buying a refurbished instrument, a couple of photos can be very helpful and we're always happy to help out with that. Sorry about the rough fret ends though. Please get in touch with us if you need our support.

DH
09 Mar 2021
Dries H.
BE BE
Amazing guitar!

This is the first high-end guitar I thought about buying and I haven’t regretted it for a second! The endure neck is easy to get used to. The burned maple neck is the best I’ve ever played. Its a bit getting used to tuning with no headstock, the tuning knobs are a bit stiff but the tuning stability is great. If you’re a fan of the boden look, you’ll love how it plays. The cut outs are just perfect to play in every position. Its also the lightest guitar I’ve ever held. Its easy to hold for a long time and to pick out of a rack with stretched arms. Overall its an amazing quality guitar and its worth the buy!

10 Mar 2021
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the detailed review and 5 stars, Dries! /Ola

PL
27 Dec 2020
Per L.
SE SE
Amazing instrument!

I was looking for a baritone or 7-string guitar for my home studio when I revisited the idea of trying out a Strandberg. Having owned a couple of heavy 7- string guitars with varying amounts of intonation problems they were rarely played and eventually sold. This guitar was a positive surprise on so many levels. It arrived in a plug-and-play condition, perfectly set-up. It weighs ”nothing” and sounds fantastic! Great resonance, sustain and intonation and so easy and comfortable to play!

28 Dec 2020
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the great review, Per - I'm happy we were able to exceed your expectations! /Ola

YB
06 Jul 2020
Yannis B.
CH CH
Next level guitar

This guitar is the best one I played with so far. The sound is very versatile and sounds great with each tone. What I love the most is the ergonomy of it. It is lightweight and small, so you can easily take it with you on your travels. The neck plays amazingly, is very smooth and is at the perfect width for me. The knobs are also a pleasure to handle. The design and finish are very modern and top notch. It is very hard not to play this beauty as soon as I look at it. The only downsides for me are the bolt-on neck which gets in the way of the highest frets as well as the strings' mechanics. It is a bit hard to turn the tuning keys (although it stays in tune after that). Also, due to my play style, I can easily get injured with the parts on the nut because they are sharp on the edges. But I should get used to these in a few months. Overall, I think this will be my number one for a long time. Thanks a lot for this amazing guitar !

14 Jul 2020
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the great review - if it makes you want to play more, the goal is accomplished! Hopefully, you will get used to the nut section quickly, but it is great feedback for future development.

CH
03 Jul 2020
Casey H.
US US
Hands down if it’s worth your time it’s worth your money.

Lovely amazing instrument. I’ve been jamming for 2 days now little adjustment with new string and neck but it feels natural. They don’t call it the enduraneck for no reason. Like 3 hours in and I’m not fatigued at all

03 Jul 2020
.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the great review - happy to hear that the EndurNeck is doing what it should!

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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*.