Boden J Artisan 6 Ebony Buckeye Emerald w/Gold Resin
LIMITED EDITION

Boden J Artisan 6 Ebony Buckeye Emerald w/Gold Resin

SKU: BD6SG-01JA-E-B-EG-J2023048

.strandberg* has worked with legendary guitar builder and designer Nick Sugimoto in Japan for many years, producing some of the highest quality .strandberg* guitars in very limited quantities for the Japanese market. These Japan-only instruments were marketed and sold in the Japanese market as “J Custom” and “Master Artist” but now, these highly sought-after guitars are finally available to the rest of the world as “J Artisan” to highlight the highest level of craftsmanship of Nick Sugimoto and his small team of master builders. In high demand from rest of the world for years, these one-of-a-kind .strandberg* instruments are now finally available from .strandberg* Guitars in US and EU and a few select authorized .strandberg* dealers.

This unique guitar is available at Sweetwater.

  • Free shipping over $100
  • Free returns
  • 2 year warranty*

A musical instrument of the highest caliber for the true tone connoisseurs and collectors alike

The J Artisan Series

What makes it special?

The ‘J Artisan’ is the result of years-long collaboration between Ola Strandberg and legendary Japanese master builder and designer Nick Sugimoto. Builder of the highly sought-after ‘J Custom’ and the limited ‘Master Artist’ series of .strandberg* guitars for the Japanese market, the ‘J Artisan’ is an exclusive one-year run of the finest .strandberg* guitars for ‘Rest of the World’ – specifically in the US and EU but also in very limited quantities in other geographical regions. Featuring the highest-grade and rare woods along with exceptional craftsmanship of Nick Sugimoto and his small team of master builders, the J Artisan guitars represent the pinnacle of the .strandberg* design and build quality. Components are the latest .strandberg* NX Rev 7 hardware and Suhr™ pickups for the utmost in functionality and sonic performance and tonal versatility.

What does it do?

The goal of the ‘J Artisan’ was to push the limits of what can be featured in the realm of the ultra-high-end .strandberg* instruments for the tone connoisseurs and collectors who seek the very best in materials and workmanship. Exquisite and exotic woods provide not only alluring visual beauty, but subtle yet complex acoustic characteristics that are unique and rich in overtones not typically experienced in more mass production instruments. The result is an instrument that imparts a sophisticated and more woody feel, natural acoustic tonal character that is rich in detail and resonance, and a fast and smooth playability for many hours of playing enjoyment without fatigue. The Suhr™ SSH+ and SSV pickups perfectly complement the organic woody tonal character with their passive design and John Suhr’s extensive experience and expertise in designing and winding some of the best pickups in the industry.

Who is it for?

The J Artisan instruments are for the forward-thinking and open-minded musicians, tone connoisseurs, and collectors of fine instruments who seek the very best in materials, workmanship, playability, and sound quality. These guitars are for those who want to experience what a .strandberg* with its venerable industrial design and universally esteemed ergonomic features can be when there are no limits to the materials that can be used and are built by the best master builders with decades of guitar-building experience. Simply put, the J Artisan guitars are for those who want to own and play the highest-quality .strandberg* guitars possible and experience their sublime aesthetic beauty, exceptional playability, and their unique and versatile sonic character.

The first run in a series of 12 runs of 10 exquisite instruments from late-2023 through late-2024, J Artisan RotW (Rest of the World) Run #1 guitars feature the distinctive Honduran Mahogany body wood (Black Limba-like in visual and tonal character) and all-solid Buckeye top with finish options in Orange Stain with Red Resin fill, Dark Blue Stain with Sky Blue Resin fill, and Emerald Green Stain with Gold Resin fill, each offering a stunning visual aesthetic that is eye-catching as well as timelessly elegant. The neck is constructed of Wenge with Purple Heart fillets for beauty and rock-solid stability and has an oil finish for a fast and smooth feel as well as improved playability. There are three fretboard options: Wenge, Flame Maple, and Ebony – each with its distinctive look and tonal character to add both visually and sonically. The complex and rich acoustic characteristics of these instruments are faithfully and musically conveyed to your amplification systems by a set of Suhr™ SSH+ Bridge Humbucker and SSV Neck Humbucker with push-pull volume pot for coil-tap and superb tonal versatility. All J Artisan guitars are packed and delivered in the heavily padded Deluxe Gig Bag for protection as well as lightweight portability. This unique guitar is available at Sweetwater.

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Delivery of guitars/large items is free* within the Continental US with FedEx Ground, and you will receive tracking information when the order ships. Smaller items ship USPS.

* Minimum order value of $100 applies

Measurements

  1. Width: 315 mm/12,4”
  2. Length: 800 mm/31,5”
  3. Thickness: 42 mm/1.65″
  4. Long Scale: 25.5”
  5. Short Scale: 25”
  6. String spread at nut: 35 mm/1,38”
  7. String spacing at bridge: 10.5 mm/.41″
  8. Neutral fret: 0

General

  • Bolt-On Construction with new sculpted neck joint heel
  • Body: Chambered Honduran Mahogany
  • Available Finishes: Orange Stain + Red Resin, Dark Blue Stain + Sky Blue Resin, Emerald Green + Gold Resin
  • Approximate Weight: 2.3kg / 5 lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Japan

Hardware

  • .strandberg* EGS Rev7 fixed bridge and string lock
  • Black anodized hardware
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Side Dots
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Inlays

Neck & Frets

  • Wenge with Purple Heart fillet reinforcement
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • Fretboard Options: Wenge, Flame Maple, Ebony
  • 20” Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Sanko SUS315 Stainless Steel Fretwire
  • D’Addario NYXL 10-46 strings
  • Standard tuning EADGBE

Accessories

  • Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Allen Key Kit included
  • .strandberg* ACME VitalGrip Guitar Strap
  • .strandberg* Wall Hanger with mount kit

Sonic Profile

  • H-H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: Suhr™ SSV humbucker – black bobbins
  • Bridge: Suhr™ SSH+ humbucker – black bobbins
  • 3-Way Blade Pickup Selector
    1. Neck Humbucking
    2. Neck + Bridge Humbucker
    3. Bridge Humbucker
  • Master Volume (push-pull for coil-tap)
  • Master Tone

BEHIND THE CONCEPT

J ARTISAN

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.

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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.

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Versatile Body Shape

The body shape provides multiple seated playing positions for maximum comfort and versatility.

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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.

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Patented Neck Profile

Our patented EndurNeck™ profile promotes a more correct playing position. The result: you can play longer, faster, better and avoid injury.

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Space Age Materials

Our hunt for great tone and low weight led us to using aircraft grade aluminium and carbon fiber for maximum performance.

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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*.