Boden Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo
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Boden Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo

SKU: BD6CT-21L-L-V-BB

One of the most unique iterations of the heralded Boden lineup, the original Boden Masvidalien Cosmo Edition quickly became a favorite amongst not only Cynic and Paul Masvidal fans, but guitar players who sought something different which stood out from the crowd – both aesthetically and sonically. The Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo retains all of the great features of the Masvidalien Cosmo while adding the new NX features to provide the latest in .strandberg* innovations.

$2,495.00

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  • 2 year warranty*

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

Boden Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo

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 Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo has all of the acclaimed features of the .strandberg* Boden but adds some unique features of its own such as the single EMG 57 bridge pickup with EMG VMC active tone control, the signature inlay on the Richlite fretboard, and the Poplar Burl veneer top with Trans Gray Burst finish that Paul appropriately described as “cosmo”.

“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?

The Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo is for the adventurous prog-metal player who appreciates cutting-edge features in a minimalist design that provides optimum playability and tonal flexibility. Sonically versatile despite its visual minimalism, the Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo with its active electronics provides a wealth of useful sounds to cover a wide variety of playing styles and musical genres. From crunchy metal rhythm and searing lead tones to hyper-clean and everything in between, the Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo is an instrument for the modern musician who is interested in breaking new musical grounds.

One of the most unique iterations of the heralded Boden lineup, the original Boden Masvidalien Cosmo Edition quickly became a favorite amongst not only Cynic and Paul Masvidal fans, but guitar players who sought something different which stood out from the crowd – both aesthetically and sonically. The Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo retains all of the great features of the Masvidalien Cosmo while adding the new NX features to provide the latest in .strandberg* innovations. The Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo 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, quartersawn Maple neck with Richlite fretboard accented with his trademark Masvidalien inlay across the fretboard. The new .strandberg* EGS Rev 7 hardware, new neck-heel and arm bevel carves, and Venture Gig Bag round out the updates which increase the instrument’s functionality, playing comfort, and overall value.

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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
  • Chambered Body with Arm, Torso and Heel Carves
  • Space Burst Poplar Burl Veneer over Solid Maple Top
  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Black Space Burst Satin Polyurethane Finish
  • Approximate Weight 2,3 kg / 5 lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Indonesia

Hardware

  • .strandberg* EGS Pro 7 Fixed Bridge & String Locks
  • Black Anodized Hardware
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Side Dots
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Inlays

Neck & Frets

  • Quartersawn Maple neck with Carbon Fiber reinforcement
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • Richlite fretboard
  • Masvidalien Signature Inlay
  • 20″ Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Jescar 51100 Stainless Steel Fretwire (57110 for zero-fret)
  • D’Addario NYXL 10-46 strings
  • Standard tuning EADGBE

Accessories

  • Venture Gig Bag included
  • Allen Key Kit included
  • NX Multitool included
  • Strap optional
  • Deluxe Toolkit optional

Sonic Profile

  • H – Pickup Configuration
  • Bridge: EMG™ 57 pickup
  • 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.

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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*.