Boden Classic 8 Graphite

SKU: BD8CT-18C-M-A-GP

The Boden Classic is the .strandberg* take on the tried-and-true traditional bolt-on solidbody electric guitars with a pickguard. Featuring solid Alder body with Maple neck and Maple or Pau Ferro fretboard, the overall sound is familiar yet with the distinctive .strandberg* sound and feel. The 6-string Classic 6 Tremolo features .strandberg*-designed humbucker bridge pickup and two vintage-flavored single-coil pickups while the 7- and 8-string models feature two humbuckers that were all wound to .strandberg*’s exacting specifications.

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  • Free returns - No questions asked
  • 2 year warranty*

Classic styling and sound with the modern .strandberg* design and ergonomics

The Boden Classic

What makes it special?

The Boden Classic is the .strandberg* take on the tried-and-true traditional bolt-on solidbody electric guitars with a pickguard. Featuring solid Alder body with Maple neck and Maple or Pau Ferro fretboard, the overall sound is familiar yet with the distinctive .strandberg* sound and feel. The 6-string Classic 6 Tremolo features .strandberg*-designed humbucker bridge pickup and two vintage-flavored single-coil pickups while the 7- and 8-string models feature two humbuckers that were all wound to .strandberg*’s exacting specifications.

What does it do?

Premium-grade two-piece Alder body coupled with roasted Maple neck and roasted Maple or Pau Ferro fretboard produces a big and fat sound with a focused punch that .strandberg* guitars have become known for. The new colorful satin finishes not only look striking but feel luxurious and smooth to the touch while the 3-piece roasted Maple neck with carbon fiber reinforcement provides rock-solid stability while the expertly dressed stainless steel frets facilitate fast and precise playing and silky-feeling string bends.

Who is it for?

Although the styling and sound may seem ideally suited for classic rock, the Classic can easily cover a wide range of sounds from pop and reggae to shred and modern metal without missing a beat. The solidbody construction and the pickups on a pickguard give the Classic models a different type of feel and sound from our other models but it is still uniquely .strandberg* with its trademark clarity, articulation, and an organic woody character.

The Graphite Classic 8 features a black pearloid pickguard and roasted maple fretboard.

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General

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • Arm, Torso and Heel Carves
  • Solid Alder Body
  • White (Ghost White) or Black (Graphite) Pearloid Pickguard
  • Roasted Maple Neck, Carbon Fiber reinforced
  • Roasted Maple Fretboard
  • Approximate Weight 2.3 kg / 5 lbs
  • Standard Lightweight Gig Bag Included
  • Manufactured in Indonesia

Vital Stats

  • Scale lengths
    • 26.25″ – 25.5″ (7-string)
    • 28″ – 26.5″ (8-string)
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • 20″ Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Jescar 57110 Stainless Steel Fretwire
  • .strandberg* EGS Series 5 tremolo bridge & string locks
  • Chrome Plated Hardware
  • Original Luminlay™ Blue Side Dots’
  • Original Luminlay™ Blue Inlays
  • Available Finishes: Ghost White/Graphite Semi-gloss Metallic

Sonic Profile

  • H-H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: custom OEM .strandberg* Humbucker
  • Bridge: custom OEM .strandberg* 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

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*.