Sälen Classic Trans Butterscotch

SKU: SL6CT-18C-M-S-TB

The Sälen is the .strandberg* take on the legendary first solidbody electric guitar from the 1950’s: not a mere copy of this iconic guitar that changed the history of music but a thoughtful and innovative design that balances the best of the tried-and-true traditional with the thoroughly modern concepts that our guitars are known for. The Sälen is at once familiar and strikingly bold, vintage and futuristic, yesterday and tomorrow.

Sonically and tactile response-wise, the chambered Alder/Maple body Deluxe has a great middle pickup sound while the solidbody Classic Trans Butterscotch has a beautiful snap due to the Ash body and Maple board combo while the Classic Ice Blue Metallic exhibits the same type of snap but with a little fuller sound due to its Alder body and Pau Ferro fretboard. The Sälen Deluxe models will provide nice warmth and roundness due to the chambered body and make the bridge pickup less piercing on the high notes so there’d be no need to roll back the tone knob.

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  • 2 year warranty*

The .strandberg* take on the legendary solidbody

The Sälen Classic

What makes it special?

The Sälen is the .strandberg* take on the legendary first solidbody electric guitar from the 1950’s: not a mere copy of this iconic guitar that changed the history of music but a thoughtful and innovative design that balances the best of the tried-and-true traditional with the thoroughly modern concepts that our guitars are known for. The Sälen is at once familiar and strikingly bold, vintage and futuristic, yesterday and tomorrow.

What does it do?

To get this natural organic character to the amplifier clearly and faithfully without compromise, the Sälen features the Suhr Classic T Bridge and Neck pickups. These pickups are amongst the most acclaimed in the industry for providing the characteristics of the best vintage pickups while taming other less desirable artifacts like too much treble or not enough output. The result is a full yet biting and raunchy bridge pickup and a warm and smooth neck pickup that provide a surprisingly wide range of great sounds with both clean and overdriven amp settings.

Who is it for?

The inspiration from which the Sälen sprouted from sparked a musical revolution that still resonates today, and we sought to take this inspiration to a new level of look, functionality, ergonomics, sound and playability. Incorporating our lightweight headless design, multi-scale fanned frets, the patented EndurNeck, and aerospace-grade hardware, you get all of the features that a Strandberg guitar is acclaimed for but also with the look and sound that conjures up the glorious eras of guitar-driven music, from classic rock to pop and country to jazz.

Sälen Classic Trans Butterscotch features a solid Alder body and Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard.

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General

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • Solid Body
  • Torso and Heel Carves
  • Black (Trans Butterscotch) or White (Ice Blue Metallic) Pickguard
  • Alder (Candy Apple Red) Body
  • Roasted Maple Neck, Carbon Fiber reinforced
  • Roasted Birdseye Maple (Trans Butterscotch) or Pau Ferro (Ice Blue Metallic) Fretboard
  • Approximate Weight 2.3 kg / 5 lbs
  • Standard Lightweight Gig Bag Included
  • Manufactured in Indonesia

Vital Stats

  • 25.5” – 25” scale lengths
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • 20″ Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Jescar 57110 Stainless Steel Fretwire
  • .strandberg* EGS Series 5 fixed bridge & string locks
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Original Luminlay™ Blue Side Dots’
  • Original Luminlay™ Blue Inlays
  • Available Finishes: Trans Butterscotch/Ice Blue Metallic Gloss Polyurethane

Sonic Profile

  • S-S Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: Suhr™ Classic T neck
  • Bridge: Custom Suhr™ Classic T bridge
  • 3-Way Pickup Selector
    1. Neck
    2. Neck + Bridge in parallel
    3. Bridge
  • 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 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*.