Boden RESQ:D Topaz Blue
Limited Edition

Boden RESQ:D Topaz Blue

The .strandberg* RESQ:D models are sustainability models developed to “rescue” guitar bodies with natural wood blemishes from being scrapped. These blemishes are often discovered after the milling process during production and, instead of scrapping the bodies, they are painted and offered at a lower price to provide all the features and benefits that .strandberg* guitars are acclaimed for.

The body woods were originally milled for:

 

  • O6, O7 & O8 – Original NX
  • P6T & P7T – Prog NX
  • I6T – Plini Edition NX
  • F6T – Fusion NX
  • S6, S6T, S7 & S8 – Standard

All models have the following shared features:
Solid Maple top, Maple neck, Richlite fretboard, 5-way pickup selector switch, and passive OEM pickups designed and wound to our specs. A body that was originally made for active pickups will come with an empty battery box.

Get all the great features of a .strandberg* in this unique solid color at an amazing value that will be produced in very limited quantities.

  • Free EU shipping over €100
  • Free returns
  • 2 year warranty*

Unparalleled ergonomics from the lightweight construction and the revolutionary EndurNeck™

The Boden RESQ:D

What Makes It Special?

The RESQ:D models are guitars developed and produced from “rescued” guitar bodies. Many of our premium models such as the Original NX, Prog NX, Plini Edition, and Standard NX feature natural or transparent colors that exhibit all the beauty of the grains and figuring but can also show the natural small blemishes such as dark knots and/or mineral stains. Although these blemishes or “defects” have no effect on the performance and sound of the instrument, they can be deemed unsightly in natural and transparent color finishes. Instead of scrapping valuable tone woods that are becoming more and more scarce, we decided to “rescue” them to develop and produce the most affordable .strandberg* guitars to date. Featuring either chambered Swamp Ash, chambered Alder, or solid American Basswood, the RESQ:D models all feature the new Rev7 hardware, Maple neck with carbon fiber reinforcement, Richlite fretboard, our OEM pickups wound to our exacting specifications, and 5-way switch with master volume and tone knobs for exceptional playability and sound quality at an incredible value.

What Does It Do?

In short, the RESQ:D models do what all of our other .strandberg* guitars do: offer unparalleled ergonomics from the lightweight construction and the revolutionary EndurNeck™, superb playability, and the outstanding sound quality and unique tone that make it versatile and flexible for any musical genre and playing style. The new Rev7 hardware makes tuning a cinch and keeps the guitar in tune through the most extreme string bends. The hardware also contributes significantly to the extremely resonant and woody acoustic characteristics of a .strandberg* guitar. The .strandberg* OEM pickups were designed, voiced, and wound to our exacting specifications to faithfully deliver the natural tonal characteristics of the guitars to the amplifiers and plug-ins, making it very versatile to cover anything from extreme metal to mellow jazz and everything in between.

Who Is It For?

The RESQ:D models are for the forward-thinking musician who wants the very best in electric guitar technologies but doesn’t need the aesthetics of natural or transparent color finishes. The RESQ:D guitars provide an amazing value with all the great features that .strandberg* guitars are known for. These guitars are for musicians who want a lightweight and ergonomic instrument that they can play for many hours at a time without fatigue and which they can take anywhere easily. The RESQ:D models will also appeal to first-time .strandberg* buyers who want to experience all the benefits that a .strandberg* offers but do not need premium features such as natural finishes and name brand pickups. It can also be a backup .strandberg* guitar for current .strandberg* owners of the premium models to use for practice or jam sessions. However this guitar is used, it is still a genuine .strandberg* that will inspire you to play your very best.

The .strandberg* RESQ:D models are sustainability models developed to “rescue” guitar bodies with natural wood blemishes from being scrapped. These blemishes are often discovered after the milling process during production and, instead of scrapping the bodies, they are painted and offered at a lower price to provide all the features and benefits that .strandberg* guitars are acclaimed for. The body woods were originally milled for the Original NX (6, 7, & 8), Prog NX (6 & 7), Plini Edition NX, Fusion NX, and Standard (6, 7, & 8) and are now combined in this limited color run with the following shared features: Maple neck, Richlite fretboard, .strandberg* OEM pickups wound to our specs, and 5-way wiring with master volume and tone knobs. Get all the great features of a .strandberg* in this unique solid color at an amazing value that will be produced in very limited quantities.

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*For UK customers the order value needs to be a minimum of £135. Read more in this support article.

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* Minimum order value of €100 applies

Measurements

  1. Width: 315 mm/12,4” (6-string), 320 mm/12.6” (7-string), 330 mm/13″ (8-string)
  2. Length: 800 mm/31,5” (6-string), 820 mm/32.3 (7-string), 850 mm/33.5” (8-string)
  3. Thickness: 42 mm/1.65″
  4. Long Scale: 25.5” (6-string), 26.25” (7-string), 28” (8-string)
  5. Short Scale: 25” (6-string), 25.5” (7-string), 26.5” (8-string)
  6. String spread at nut: 35 mm/1,38” (6-string), 42 mm/1.65” (7-string), 49 mm/1,92” (8-string)
  7. String spacing at bridge: 10.5 mm/.41″
  8. Neutral fret: 0 (6-string), 10 (7-string), 7 (8-string)

General

  • Bolt-On Construction with new sculpted neck joint heel
  • Chambered Swamp Ash, chambered Alder, or solid Basswood body with Arm and Torso Carves
  • Available Finishes: Topaz Blue Satin
  • Approximate Weight: 2.3kg / 5 lbs +/- 10% for 6-string
  • Approximate Weight: 2.4kg / 5.5 lbs +/- 10% for 7-string
  • Approximate Weight: 2.6kg / 5.7 lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Indonesia

Hardware

  • .strandberg* EGS Rev7 fixed or tremolo bridge & string locks
  • Black anodized hardware
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Side Dots
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Inlays

Neck & Frets

  • Maple neck – Quartersawn, Carbon Fiber reinforced
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • Richlite Fretboard
  • 20” Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Jescar 51100 Stainless Steel Fretwire (57110 for zero-fret)
  • D’Addario NYXL 10-46 strings for 6-string
  • D’Addario NYXL 095-64 strings for 7-string
  • D’Addario NYXL 09-84 strings
  • Standard tuning EADGBE for 6, BEADGBE for 7, F#BEADGBE for 8

Accessories

  • Standard Lightweight Gig Bag included
  • Allen Key Kit included
  • Strap optional
  • Deluxe Toolkit optional

Sonic Profile

  • H-H (6, 7, and 8-string), H-S-H (6-string), or H-S-S (6-string) Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: .strandberg* OEM humbucker or single-coil (S6T only)
  • Middle: .strandberg* OEM single-coil (S6T and F6T only)
  • Bridge: .strandberg* OEM humbucker
  • 5-Way Pickup Selector
  • H-H Pickup Configuration
    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
  • H-S-H Pickup Configuration
    1. Neck Series Humbucking
    2. Neck Outer Coil + Middle in parallel
    3. Neck Outer Coil + Bridge Outer Coil in parallel
    4. Middle + Bridge Inner Coil in parallel
    5. Bridge Series Humbucking
  • H-S-S Pickup Configuration
    1. Neck Single-Coil
    2. Neck Single-Coil + Middle Single-Coil (hum-cancelling)
    3. Middle Single-Coil
    4. Middle Single-Coil + Bridge Inner Coil in parallel (hum-cancelling)
    5. Bridge Series Humbucking
  • Master Volume + Master Tone

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*.