Boden Masvidalien Cosmo

SKU: BD6CT-17L-E-V-BB

Paul challenged us to come up with a guitar that sounded better than anything else he had played, and this goal was achieved by a single EMG 57 bridge pickup and an active EMG VMC tone control which provide a broad array of great sounds while retaining a minimalistic look that Paul sought.

The Boden ‘Masvidalien Cosmo Edition’ features chambered Swamp Ash body with a Maple top for a superbly balanced and punchy sound and an open pore Poplar Burl veneer top for a dramatic and unique finish, roasted Maple neck with Ebony fretboard accented with his trademark Masvidalien inlay across the fretboard.

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$2,395.00

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Minimalistic and otherworldly, a guitar that meets Paul Masvidal’s artistic vision

The Boden Metal 'Masvidalien Cosmo Edition'

What makes it special?

Paul challenged us to come up with a guitar that sounded better than anything else he had played, and this goal was achieved by a single EMG 57 bridge pickup and an active EMG VMC tone control which provide a broad array of great sounds while retaining a minimalistic look that Paul sought.

What does it do?

The Boden ‘Masvidalien Cosmo Edition’ features chambered Swamp Ash body with a Maple top for a superbly balanced and punchy sound and an open pore Poplar Burl veneer top for a dramatic and unique finish, roasted Maple neck with Ebony fretboard accented with his trademark Masvidalien inlay across the fretboard.

“When I first started conversations with Ola about the guitar, words such as ‘effortless’, ‘ease’, ‘elegance’, and ‘versatility’ came to mind. Not only was this captured with the instrument, but it was also taken further. The finished product managed to strike a rare alchemy, where everything from the way it sounds, feels, and appears fell seamlessly into place: the guitar both expresses and is itself an expression.”

— Paul Masvidal

Who is it for?

A founding member of Cynic, Paul Masvidal has shaped modern progressive music since the early/mid 90s. The Masvidalien Cosmo model is the second signature model for Paul, and an evolution for both parties, pushing the boundaries of music and guitar making.

The Masvidalien Cosmo i an incredibly versatile instrument for many other musical genres besides prog or metal, despite having a single pickup. Consider it for its minimalism and otherworldly elegance.

A founding member of Cynic, Paul Masvidal has shaped modern progressive music since the early/mid 90s. The Masvidalien Cosmo model is the second signature model for Paul, and an evolution for both parties, pushing the boundaries of music and guitar making. Says Paul:

“Strandberg breaks new ground yet again. Kabir, the 15th century Indian mystic poet said, ‘Wherever you are is the entry point’, and the Masvidalien Cosmo captures this spirit as an instrument.”

“When I first started conversations with Ola about the guitar, words such as ‘effortless’, ‘ease’, ‘elegance’, and ‘versatility’ came to mind. Not only was this captured with the instrument, but it was also taken further. The finished product managed to strike a rare alchemy, where everything from the way it sounds, feels, and appears fell seamlessly into place: the guitar both expresses and is itself an expression.”

“Strandberg is in a league of its own, holding the greatness of progressive design at its heart. Ola’s work benefits the present by not being bound to it. It’s truly an honor to be working with a visionary company like Strandberg.”

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General

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • Chambered Body
  • Arm, Torso and Heel Carves
  • Space Burst Poplar Burl Top over Solid Maple
  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Roasted Maple Neck, Carbon Fiber reinforced
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • Approximate Weight 2.3 kg / 5 lbs
  • Standard Lightweight Gig Bag Included
  • Manufactured in Indonesia

Vital Stats

  • 25.5″ – 25″ Scale Length
  • Masvidalien Signature Inlay
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • 20″ Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Jescar 57110 Stainless Steel Fretwire
  • .strandberg* EGS Series 5 bridge & string locks
  • Black Anodized Hardware
  • Original Luminlay™ Blue Side Dots’
  • Original Luminlay™ Blue Inlays
  • Black Space Burst Satin Polyurethane

Sonic Profile

  • H – Pickup Configuration
  • Bridge: EMG 57
  • 2-Way Voice Selector
    1. VMC active tone disengaged
    2. VMC active tone engaged
  • 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*.