Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black

Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black

SKU: BD8CT-21O-M-F-BK

Based on the first concept prototypes, the Original NX can be deemed the model that started a revolution in modern guitar design and takes the electric guitar into the 21st century. Ever evolving to meet the requirements of players and the changing times, the Original NX model lineup has been refined with sustainable materials that sound great, updated hardware components for improved functionality and reliability, enhanced ergonomics for even greater comfort and playability, and subtle visual tweaks to further refine the Boden playing experience.

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  • 2 year warranty*

The original design, refined and perfected for the present and the future

Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black and Earth Green

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?

The Boden Original was the model that started it all and has now evolved with new updates that further improve the playing experience. Featuring a lightweight chambered Swamp Ash body mated with solid Maple top and premium grade Flame or Quilted Maple veneer along with carbon-reinforced Maple neck and Birdseye Maple fretboard, the Original NX is acoustically resonant with a punchy sound that is faithfully delivered to your amplification system with either Suhr™ passive pickups for the 6-string model or Fishman™ active pickups for the 7- and 8-string models. The Original NX is a sleek tone machine designed for the 21st century musician constantly on the move and who loves to explore the world.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The acoustic character of the Boden Original NX is lively and balanced with superb articulation for both rhythm and lead playing. Tonally, it emphasizes the high midrange that can both fill out or cut through the mix with exceptional clarity and powerful authority. The patented EndurNeck™ provides both comfort and strength to your forearm and wrist, allowing you to play longer without fatigue and with improved technique so you can focus on your playing and music. The new Rev7 hardware facilitates quick string changes and setup work to keep your guitar in optimum playing condition. The new Venture Gig Bag allows you to take your Boden anywhere with comfort, ease, and robust protection for virtually any environment.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The Boden Original NX is for the forward-thinking musician who is not held back by traditions and is always seeking to innovate and break new ground. Embracing the best of the past but incorporating new concepts such as headless design, multi-scale construction, the radically innovative EndurNeck™, and aircraft-grade aluminum hardware, the Boden design has stood the test of time and continues to evolve and expand into new frontiers to help modern musicians to be the very best they can be.

Based on the first concept prototypes, the Original NX can be deemed the model that started a revolution in modern guitar design and takes the electric guitar into the 21st century. Ever evolving to meet the requirements of players and the changing times, the Original NX model lineup has been refined with sustainable materials that sound great, updated hardware components for improved functionality and reliability, enhanced ergonomics for even greater comfort and playability, and subtle visual tweaks to further refine the Boden playing experience.

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Measurements

  1. Width: 330 mm/13″
  2. Length: 850 mm/33.5”
  3. Thickness: 42 mm/1.65″
  4. Long Scale: 28”
  5. Short Scale: 26.5”
  6. String spread at nut: 49 mm/1,92”
  7. String spacing at bridge: 10.5 mm/.41″
  8. Neutral fret: 7

General

  • Bolt-On Construction with new sculpted neck joint heel
  • Chambered Swamp Ash Body with Arm and Torso Carves
  • Solid Maple Top with 4A Flame Maple or Quilt Maple veneer
  • Available Finishes: Charcoal Black for Flame, Earth Green for Quilt
  • Approximate Weight: 2.6kg / 5.7 lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Indonesia

Hardware

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

Neck & Frets

  • Maple neck – Quartersawn, Carbon Fiber reinforced
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • Birdseye Maple Fretboard
  • 20” Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Jescar 51100 Stainless Steel Fretwire (57110 for zero fret)
  • D’Addario NYXL 09-84 strings
  • Standard tuning F#BEADGBE

Accessories

  • Venture Gig Bag included
  • NX Multitool and Allen Key kit included
  • Strap optional
  • Deluxe Toolkit optional
  • Optimized Tension 8-String Set optional

Sonic Profile

  • H-H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico, Black Plastic
  • Bridge: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic, Black Plastic
  • 3-Way Pickup Selector
    1. Neck
    2. Neck + Bridge in parallel
    3. Bridge
  • Master Volume w/ push-pull for Split Coil
  • Master Tone w/ push-pull for Voice 1/2
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CB
29 December 2021
Constantine B.
US US

Wow. Blown away!

Ordered my first strandberg. Won’t be my last. Out of the box the guitar is flawless. The finish and fretwork were perfect. Despite an international trip and 5 days in a fedex truck, it came out in perfect tune. Amazing! I was concerned the width of the neck and profile might be difficult to adapt to but the profile seems to guide the thumb into the correct position. And my concerns that the fanned neck might take some getting used to faded almost instantly. Even the gig bag is cool w packable integrated back straps and a little rain cover built in. Just a terrific experience all around. Kudos to Strandberg for an awesome experience

.strandberg* Guitars Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black Review
30 December 2021

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Thank you for the review, Constantine!

GP
04 November 2021
gerardo p.
US US

I am… surprised

I will be completely honest. I’ve seen these guitars before and I completely disliked them. I thought the headless design was strange and the shape of the body was even more strange. As the months went on the more I kept reading about these guitars until I finally said I have to see this for my self. I ordered my first strandberg ever. I am.. absolutely blown away at the craftsmanship of this guitar. Honestly there’s no doubt in my mind the is is the most ergonomic guitar on the market. This is easily and hands down the best 8 string I have ever played. It almost doesn’t even feel like an 8. The fishmans moderns make this guitar an absolute beast as well. Birdseye fret board is absolutely astonishing. Oh did you see the new multi tool? Yeah it’s great as well as the the new case. My overall experience… I’ll be buying many more of these directly from strandberg because I believe not only in their guitar but in the company. This is the gem I have been waiting for.

04 November 2021

.strandberg* Guitars

Thank you for the review and for your kind words, Gerardo. I'm glad you gave us a chance and that we managed to live up to your expectations. Welcome to the .strandberg* family!

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The Boden NX Concept

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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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*.