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*.

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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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RP
05 May 2020
Rui P.
PT PT
Amazing Guitar

Definitely the best guitar I ever played. The guitar is very light-weighted even compared with my 6 string guitars. Feels very comfortable to play and it's flawlessly constructed. The endurneck is really a game changer feature! I was afraid about the pickup quality but they sound great! The only negative thing that I have to point out, is that the guitar needed some setup worked because it was buzzing a lot... Maybe due to the fact that the QA control was made in October of 2019 and the guitar was shipped in the last month... Thanks to the Ola videos I was able to minimize the problem but still need to have proper setup sometime soon.

MP
04 Apr 2020
Maximilian P.
DE DE
Ergonomic Masterpiece

My Boden 6 Standard term made me buy this lovely guitar. Previously I played 7 strings most of the time and wanted to switch to an 8 string. Reading about the endure neck and the other benefits online and having a 6 string pendant made the decision easy to go strandberg for this experiment. THIS is now my main axe, since it delivers on every aspect. - almost perfect setup out of the box - great tuning stability - light - immense sustain - one of the best passive pickup sets I ever had - really practical pickup switching - great flame veneer and color - great electronic parts - really comfy neck - luminlays on the side and front of the fretboard - stainless steel frets Only one con: out of the box, the output jack was a bit loose. Hopefully this won’t be an issue in the future. This guitar is well worth its high price!

AE
26 Mar 2020
Alexander E.
DE DE
Best 8-string i know

I was struggling to find a decent 8-string for some time now. Owned several of different brands but was never completely satisfied. Then i figured the boden formula had the most aspects of what it takes to have a guitar with more than 6 strings while not compromising for tone or playability. When my guitar arrived i thought i got the erong model, because the baked maple fretboard is quite a lot darker than the website pictures suggest, which i found somewhat annoying. However the build quality itself left nothing to be desired. I never played a more precisely crafted fretboard. There are practically no flaws in the finish visible. Sound is very clear and balanced. After a while i got used to and even began to like the treble-preservin wiring of the vol pot. Even put it in some of my other guitars. The standard pickups weren‘t to my liking though, too weak in output and quite analytical/cold sounding. So i added a preamp board and also lowered the resonant peak freqency. But still i think i‘ll swap them out for the abasi set in the future. Its good to know that for such projects you get everything you need to know from the strandberg faq; or just after dropping them a mail, which i also did, and always got a prompt and clear answer. Would buy again.

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*.