Boden J Artisan 7 Tremolo Ebony Buckeye Grey w/Brown Resin

Boden J Artisan 7 Tremolo Ebony Buckeye Grey w/Brown Resin

SKU: BD7TSG-04JA-E-B-GB-J2023073

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

This guitar is available through 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’ instruments are the results of a long collaboration between Ola Strandberg and legendary Japanese master builder Nick “Sugi” Sugimoto. From the same hands as the sought-after ‘J Custom’ and ‘Master Artist’ .strandberg* guitars, the ‘J Artisan’ series is an exclusive one-year run of the finest .strandberg* guitars featuring the highest-grade woods, premium hardware, premium electronics, and the epitome of craftsmanship to represent the pinnacle of the .strandberg* design. 

What does it do?

The goal of the ‘J Artisan’ was to push the limits in the realm of ultra-high-end 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 also complex acoustic characteristics not typically found in mass production instruments. The result is an instrument that imparts a sophisticated and woody feel, natural acoustic tonal character, and fast and smooth playability. The Suhr™ Hot 7 pickups perfectly complement the acoustic character and represent some of the best pickups in the industry. 

Who is it for?

The J Artisan instruments are for the forward-thinking musicians, tone connoisseurs, and collectors of fine instruments who seek the very best in materials, workmanship, playability, and sound. These guitars are for the players who want to experience the highest possible quality, sublime aesthetic beauty, exceptional playability, and unique sonic character that is the .strandberg* design realized without limits. 

The 4th run of Boden J Artisan is designed to be the ultimate extended-range guitar and features the .strandberg* EGS Rev7 7-string tremolo system to explore the subsonic terrains of modern music and provide exceptional versatility. The body is premium-grade Swamp Ash topped off with a solid Buckeye top adorned with resin fill in three stunning color options.

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. The three fretboard options of Wenge, Birdseye Maple, and Ebony each provide a unique visual and sonic match to the body. The complex and rich acoustic characteristics of these instruments are faithfully captured by a set of Suhr™ Hot 7 Humbucking pickups with push-pull coil-split functionality on the tone control for tonal versatility. All J Artisan guitars are delivered in the heavily padded .strandberg* Deluxe Gig Bag and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, a .strandberg* VitalGrip Guitar strap, a .strandberg* wall hanger, and an Allen Key kit.

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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


  1. Width: 320 mm/12.6”
  2. Length: 820 mm/32.3″
  3. Thickness: 42 mm/1.65″
  4. Long Scale: 26.25”
  5. Short Scale: 25.5”
  6. String spread at nut: 42 mm/1.65”
  7. String spacing at bridge: 10.5 mm/.41″
  8. Neutral fret: 10


  • Bolt-On Construction with NX sculpted neck joint heel
  • Body: Chambered Swamp Ash body with solid Buckeye top
  • Available Finishes: Trans Grey with Brown Resin, Navy Blue Stain with Sky Blue Resin, Natural with Gold Resin
  • Approximate Weight: 2.6kg / 5.75 lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Japan


  • .strandberg* EGS Rev7 tremolo bridge and combined 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, Birdseye Maple, or Ebony
  • 20” Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Sanko SUS315 Stainless Steel Fretwire
  • D’Addario NYXL 9.5-64 strings
  • Factory tuning BEADGBE


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

Sonic Profile

  • H-H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: Suhr™ Hot 7 Humbucker
  • Bridge: Suhr™ Hot 7 Humbucker
  • 3-Way Schaller Megaswitch S+T Pickup Selector
    1. Bridge series humbucking
    2. Neck + Bridge series humbucking
    3. Neck series humbucking
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone (push-pull for coil-split)



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.



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.


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.


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*.