Boden Standard 7 Maple Flame Blue

Boden Standard 7 Maple Flame Blue


The Boden Standard Series guitars were developed to provide the same key features that our guitars are acclaimed for but with solidbody construction, our own design pickups, and figured Maple top veneers to reduce costs and offer a line that delivers outstanding value as well as top flight performance. The solidbody has a distinctively different kind of sound and response than the chambered body and it isn’t better or worse: just different and a matter of personal preference.

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1,750.00 (incl. 279.41 VAT)

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Solidbody construction with the same key .strandberg* design and features

The Boden Standard

What makes it special?

The Boden Standard was developed to provide great majority of the premium features found on such models as the Original, Prog, and Fusion but with a solid American Basswood body, Quilted or Flame Maple veneers on a solid 5 mm Maple top and our own specially designed pickups. The result is a lineup of guitars that provides all of the distinctive characteristics and key features that the Boden guitars are known for at a superb value for the working musician. All Standard models feature Roasted Maple necks and fretboards with the EndurNeck profile, Luminlay face and side dots, Jescar stainless steel frets and the innovative .strandberg* hardware as on all of our guitars.

What does it do?

The combination of Basswood with a solid Maple top and Maple neck/fretboard is considered the “Holy Grail” of electric guitar wood combinations by many top guitar builders and artists alike, producing an ideal balance between warmth, punch, brilliance and sustain for an extremely well-rounded sound that’ll excel at virtually any musical genre or playing style. Our pickups were custom designed and wound to our specifications to bring out the best acoustic properties of the woods and hardware for a very balanced and rich sound through any amplification system.

Who is it for?

The Standard models are for players who do not require high-end features such as chambered body, 4-A grade figured top/fretboard, and name brand pickups but require the same premium look, sound and features that provide the performance they need as well as long-lasting value. Like our Classic models, the solidbody construction offers a different type of feel and sound than the chambered-body guitars but still delivers the trademark .strandberg* clarity, articulation, sustain, and warm woody character that our guitars have become known for.

The Boden Standard Series guitars were developed to provide the same key features that our guitars are acclaimed for but with solidbody construction, our own design pickups, and figured Maple top veneers to reduce costs and offer a line that delivers outstanding value as well as top flight performance. The solidbody has a distinctively different kind of sound and response than the chambered body and it isn’t better or worse: just different and a matter of personal preference. The body consists of solid American Basswood with quarter-inch Maple top capped with either Flame or Quilted Maple for a balanced and punchy tone that is superbly complemented by the roasted Maple neck and fretboard. One of the classic wood combinations espoused by top custom guitar builders and world class artists alike, Basswood/Maple body and Maple neck/fretboard combo provides the ideal balance between warmth with full-bodied richness and strong high-midrange with sweet singing treble. The new .strandberg* OEM pickups were designed and wound to our exacting specifications to deliver a wide range of great sounds from vintage clean to over-the-top high-gain distortion. The figured Maple veneers ensure a stunning look while the solid Maple top underneath works in conjunction with the body back wood to add brilliance, tightness and punch. Overall, the Standard Series guitars are no-compromise instruments you can count on to deliver the performance you expect from a .strandberg*. 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:

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  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)


  • Bolt-On Construction
  • Solid Body with Arm, Torso and Heel Carves
  • Solid Maple top with Book-matched Flame
  • Basswood Body
  • Available Finishes: Trans Blue/Trans 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


  • .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 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)


Sonic Profile

  • H – H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: .strandberg* designed passive humbucker
  • Bridge: .strandberg* designed passive humbucker
  • 5-Way Pickup Selector
    1. Neck
    2. Neck inner coil
    3. (Bridge in parallel with neck outer coil) in series with neck inner coil
    4. Bridge in parallel with neck outer coil
    5. Bridge
  • Master Volume + Master Tone
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12 Nov 2021
Peter H.

Boden Standard 7

The guitar plays well, sounds great and looks amazing. The neck profile really helps your hand stay in a relaxed position no matter where you are on the neck. I could instantly get used to the fanned frets since the scale difference isn’t too large and it really helped keep the low string tight while allowing for easy playing on the high strings. Unfortunately, the guitar had a faulty pickup selector when it arrived, with the sound occasionally cutting out in one position, but the customer service was very helpful and I had no trouble getting a refund for the replacement I had my local technician do.

30 Aug 2021
Florent H.

My experience with the Boden Standard 7 after almost three weeks

It's one of the most comfortable guitar I have ever played, it sounds really good, stays in tune perfectly and is very ergonomic (the fret access, position of the switch and knobs are perfect). I definitively recommend it.

30 Aug 2021

.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thank you for the review, Florent!

29 Aug 2021
Anders H.

Best guitar I've bought

I'd say one of the best things about it is how light it is. Super comfortable guitar

30 Aug 2021

.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the review, Anders!

03 Aug 2021
Raül G.

Buy one, you won't regret it.

Since the very beginning of the .strandberg* brand, I've been interested in their guitars. First, I tried to participate in the "Elves" guitar global experiment to test it but to no avail. It never was around my area. Then, when I started following Plini, I dreamt of getting one sooner or later. But the price range was, at that moment, something that stopped me from doing it. So, a few years after that (come July 2021), I pulled the trigger into a 7-string model to be added to my collection of guitars (mostly Prestige Ibanez). When the guitar arrived, the first thing that surprised me was how light the thing is. Paperweight light, I'm telling you! The guitar was 90% set up for playing. So, I tuned it (scared, because I didn't know how the EGS bridge worked until that moment), and it was easy as 1, 2, 3. After that, I grabbed it, and the biggest surprise came: The EndurNeck. This is the most comfortable neck I've ever played in my life. It feels natural, and you get used to it in a matter of seconds. Your palm and your fingers are in place right from the start. It's paper-thin! The rest of my necks now feel out of place, old and redundant. The sound is fine. Great response and detail. Not my cup of tea, though. A change of pickups is scheduled for the future (DiMarzios incoming). Construction-wise it's 90% perfect. The guitar feels like my Prestiges, except for some wood impurities in the back of the neck that I never had in my Prestige Ibanez models (one of my Premiums had it, too. I'm familiar with this). After the unboxing and first tests, I brought the guitar to my local Luthier. He said that the guitar was well-built, had solid construction and had great craftmanship. Also, that the electronics were of good quality. All the cable management, the circuit isolation was good, too. And that those mild impurities in the back of the neck will disappear in the future as I play more and more with the guitar, no need to re-polish it. I thought of sending the instrument back to .strandberg* so they could check it out, but I'm so in love with this guitar that I can't stop playing, and the wood impurities are starting to fade. They don't bother me, but I would expect a better QC of a 1750€ instrument. TL;DR: Amazing instrument, impressive ergonomics and premium construction with minor QC issues. My first .strandberg* but won't be my last. I am already browsing the catalogue for a six-string model. I'm in love. This changes everything!

04 Aug 2021

.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thank you for your honest review Raül. I hope you will find a suitable 6 string to add to your collection one day.

10 Mar 2021
Jesse L.

Boden 7 standard - my first buy since 2015

I am very satisfied. I went in with a full throttle and got a guitar with specs that I've never had - headless guitar with 7 strings, multiscale and the endurneck. I tested a Sälen model before buying and was pretty excited, and when I got my own it was as awesome as expected. I am a luthier myself and I can't find any fouls in the build, finishing is perfect and setup was great from the box. Only thing that I would give a half star off is that the tuning on the low strings does not stay perfectly over night, but it might be the strings instead of parts and 4,5 stars isn't an option so 5/5 it is.

10 Mar 2021

.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the 5 stars, Jesse! I hope the tuning stability you mention has stabilized, because it is not typical at all. Please get in touch with support if it persists, and we will find a solution. /Ola

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The Boden Standard 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.


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*.