Boden Plini Edition Neck-Thru Natural

Boden Plini Edition Neck-Thru Natural


A cutting-edge neck-thru version of the original and highly popular Plini Edition bolt-on model, this guitar features the vaunted Boden neck-thru-body design which virtually eliminates the neck heel and provides total unconstrained access to the high register of the fretboard, facilitating new techniques and sounds with incredible comfort and ease. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to play a heel-less guitar, there is no need to look further.

The Plini Edition Neck-Thru features the same chambered Swamp Ash body with solid Maple top and Australian Blackwood veneer and the .strandberg* EGS Series 5 tremolo system but differs significantly with its 5-ply carbon fiber reinforced neck-thru-body construction and the new Michael Frank design .strandberg* Plini Edition humbuckers. Years in the making, these pickups were tested and revised numerous times to meet Plini’s exacting tonal requirements.

Now Plini’s main axe for both live and recording usage, this guitar represents the pinnacle of the Boden design and is destined to become a modern classic that combines innovative industrial design with tried-and-true traditional tone woods and cutting-edge pickup technology.


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Simplicity, understated sophistication, and broad tonal range for the prog virtuoso

The Boden Prog NT 'Plini Edition'

What makes it special?

The neck-thru-body design and construction facilitates unparalleled playability in the upper register of the fretboard while providing a unique punchy tone with improved sustain. Light weight and superbly balanced for hours of playing comfort, the extended EndurNeck profile across the entire length of the neck means the benefits of the design is maximized to further enhance your playing. Visually, the instrument is strikingly sleek and refined with an ideal balance between forward-thinking innovation and time-tested traditional. Tonally, the Plini Edition Neck-Thru can cover many musical genres and styles but is especially well-suited for modern prog for high gain applications and crystal-clear clean tones.

What does it do?

Besides the amazing playability and comfort, the Boden Plini Edition delivers a wide palette of musical sounds with a distinct sonic character due to its neck-thru-body construction. Compared to the bolt-on, the sound is punchier and more focused with enhanced sustain. The woods were carefully selected and matched to maximize the natural acoustic characteristics of the design and construction. Swamp Ash’s punchy high midrange complements the chambered body wings. Combined with the 5-ply carbon fiber reinforced Roasted Maple neck-thru-body, solid Maple top with Australian Blackwood veneer and Ebony fretboard which provide rigidity, focus and upper midrange brilliance, the Plini Edition Neck-Thru has an exceptionally balanced acoustic character. The .strandberg* MF-design Plini Edition bridge and neck humbuckers with special 3-way wiring deliver wide range of great humbucker and single-coil sounds in a minimalist layout.

Who is it for?

The Plini Edition Neck-Thru is for the advanced and uncompromising musician who requires the ultimate in performance, playability and sonic versatility. The forward-looking instrument reflects the vision of an artist who seeks to balance the past with the future to explore new musical territories, going well beyond what has been achieved in the past. Looking to break out of the classic/vintage rut? The Plini Edition Neck-Thru defines where the electric guitar is going in the New Millennium.

The pinnacle of the Boden design, the Boden Plini Edition Neck-Thru features incredible upper register access and unparalleled playing comfort while providing exceptional tonal versatility to cover virtually any playing style of musical genre. Chambered Swamp Ash body wings, solid Maple top with Australian Blackwood, Roasted Maple neck-thru-body, and Ebony fretboard are seamlessly combined in a visually striking design for a clear, balanced and full-sounding tone that can cut through any mix with a focused punch that is characteristic of the neck-thru-body construction. The new Plini Edition model humbuckers in HH configuration provide a plethora of high-gain humbucker and crystal clean single-coil sounds with distinct musicality that are suitable for virtually all playing styles and musical genres.

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  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


  • Neck-thru-body Construction with No Heel
  • Chambered Swamp Ash Body Wings with Arm and Torso Carves
  • Solid plain Maple top with Australian Blackwood veneer
  • Roasted Maple 5-ply CF-reinforced Neck-Thru-Body
  • Available Finishes: Natural / Trans Brown in Satin Polyurethane
  • Approximate Weight: 2.3kg / 5 lbs
  • Manufactured in Indonesia


  • .strandberg* EGS Series 5 tremolo bridge & string locks
  • Black Anodized Hardware
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Side Dots
  • Original Luminlay™ Green Inlays

Neck & Frets

  • Roasted Maple Neck-thru-body, Carbon Fiber reinforced
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • Ebony Fretboard with Plini’s moon inlay at the 12th fret
  • 20” Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Jescar 57110 Stainless Steel Fretwire
  • D’Addario NYXL 10-46 strings
  • Standard tuning EADGBE


  • Standard Lightweight Gig Bag included
  • Allen Key Kit included
  • Strap optional
  • Deluxe Toolkit optional

Sonic Profile

  • H-H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: .strandberg* Plini Edition Neck
  • Bridge: .strandberg* Plini Edition Bridge
  • 3-Way Pickup Selector
    1. Neck Series Humbucking
    2. Neck Outer Coil + Bridge Outer Coil
    3. Bridge Series Humbucking
  • Master Volume
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26 August 2021
Thomas W.

Smooth and sparkly

I hadn’t played a .Strandberg* before buying the Plini neck-thru, but it’s really great. Coming from a traditional jazz box, all the features I had uncertainty about (multiscale frets, endurneck, balance and tone) are actually very comfortable and nice. The fretwork is smooth, the multiscale frets and neck-thru makes the upper register easily accessible and playable. I overlooked the stainless steel frets in the specs and was surprised that the tone they put out is more sparkly than nickel. Combine the sparkle with the chambered body tone and it’s a great voice. The endurneck is comfortable for my longer practices. Switching between upright and level on this guitar is much more comfortable than expected. It seems to be balanced either way, but it’s hard to notice the balance since the guitar is so light. As a taller guy, I drive with the seat all the way back and down. I’ve recently discovered playing the guitar while waiting in the car is my new favorite COVID pastime. Thanks Ola and Plini for making such a great guitar.

26 August 2021

.strandberg* Guitars

Thanks for the review, Thomas! Please don't play and drive!

10 August 2021

Boden Plini Edition NT

I got this guitar a few days ago and I am in love with it!! The sound of the pickups is superb and its manufacturing and playability are exceptional. I have many high end guitars and this one became my favorite as soon as I started playing it. The Neck Thru design allows you to play on higher frets with ease and the fretboard is a joy to play. This a truly amazing instrument and inspires me to create new music and to continue improving my playing. Strandberg service is top notch and I was informed about shipping status from beginning to end and the guitar arrived in great condition. Kudos Strandberg and keep making one a kind musical instruments!

11 August 2021

.strandberg* Guitars

Thanks for the review and for the kind words, Victor!

04 August 2021
Sean P.


This is the best guitar I've ever played. It's comfortable, so practice with good posture is easy. It sounds and plays amazingly. The neck pickup puts out a darker tone whereas the bridge pickup is hot and bright for a good range of tone. The craftsmanship is second to none.

04 August 2021

.strandberg* Guitars

Thank you for the review and for the 5 stars, Sean!

31 July 2021
Israel F.

Boden Plini Neck Thru

This Guitar is truly amazing. After owning different high end guitars I gotta say this is the first time I feel right at home! great tone and feel. The Quality of this guitar is 10/10 Love it Thanks Ola!

04 August 2021

.strandberg* Guitars

Thank you for your review and for the 5 stars, Israel!

15 February 2021

Boden Plini Neck Thru

Felt amazing since the first time I picked it up. Sounds phenomenal and plays extremely well. Could not be happier.

19 February 2021

.strandberg* Guitars

I'm happy we didn't disappoint! The Plini Neckthrough is a lovely guitar indeed. /Ola

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The Plini Edition 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.



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*.