Boden Standard 8 Maple Flame Blue

Boden Standard 8 Maple Flame Blue

SKU: BD8CT-18S-M-FV-BL

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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  • 2 year warranty*

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: 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
  • 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

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 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: .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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IB
22 Nov 2021
isabelle b.
FR FR

Parfait

Excellente experience

22 Nov 2021

.strandberg* Guitars EU

Merci pour la critique, Isabelle!

BF
23 Sep 2021
Benjamin F.
DE DE

A great guitar!

After playing the guitar for more than 20 years and arriving in the styles of Prog, Mathmetal and Jazz I decidet that it would be time to try one of Strandbergs products. The Boden 8 offers a incomparable feeling in playing for me on the one hand because of its perfectly designed fanfret on the other because of the reduced weight. Furthermore the tone of the lower strings provides a juicy, djenty sound but you can also get some clean and clear sound for other styles out of it. Sometimes it feels like I let the guitar play, rather than playing it. For me it was definitely the right decicion to purchase that product. Best geets n rock on!

24 Sep 2021

.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the review and for the 5 stars, Benjamin!

RC
30 Aug 2021
Rafael C.
DE DE

Very surprising

I bought this guitar as my first 8 string. The buildquality of the guitar is very good and I am absolutely blown away by the headless design as I also own a 5 string bass which is very neckheavy. This is not the case for the 8 string it can be balanced on the lap with no problem and is overall very light. I played the guitar for two weeks straight and the neck feels very great, I can comfortably strum chords on the top 6 strings. Overall this is the most beautiful and interesting instrument I have ever seen +Design feels very good +Very lightweight +Very good neck=>Plays very good even on the high frets +Pickups fit my style and sound very good +The case feels very good +The tools are a really nice addition +It shipped really fast - I feel like the initial setup could have been a little bit better (i have a little string buzz on the first fret of the g and string) - I would ship the guitar with a heavier set of strings. For my taste the bottom string is too floppy(but I tuned it down to E) - You might need a new stand or the guitar has to live in the case as it cannot stand in my guitar stands

30 Aug 2021

.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thank you for the review and the 5 stars, Rafael!

BE
05 Jul 2021
Benjamin E.
DE DE

A great Guitar

This is my first 8 String Guitar and also my first headless and multiscale. In one sentiment: I really happy how it turned out. The Guitar came ready to play (completely in Tune and with good intonation). It is ultra light and really easy to get used to.

07 Jul 2021

.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thank you for the 5 stars Benjamin!

JD
20 Apr 2021
Joshua D.
IT IT

Amazing instrument and sublime craftsmanship

It's the first Strandberg guitar I own in my collection and I've just been blown away from the incredible work Strandberg is doing from designing to manufacturing these wonderful instrument. I fell in love with my boden 8 standard as soon as I played it and I've been amazed by the overall quality of the instrument. The instrument was perfectly playable with no adjustment at all, highlighting the attention to deatils which is not always like this with other brands. I surely reccomend to enter the Stradnberg family and I'm glad and honoured to be part of it. Keep up the brilliant work.

21 Apr 2021

.strandberg* Guitars EU

Thanks for the kind words, Joshua - you are more than welcome in the Strandberg Family! I hope you will continue enjoying your Standard 8. /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.

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*.