Boden Standard 8 Maple Flame Blue

SKU: BD8CT-18S-M-FV-BL

The Boden Standard Series guitars were developed to provide the same key features that our guitars are acclaimed for but with solidbody construction, our own design pickups, and figured Maple top veneers to reduce costs and offer a line that delivers outstanding value as well as top flight performance. The solidbody has a distinctively different kind of sound and response than the chambered body and it isn’t better or worse: just different and a matter of personal preference.

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  • 2 year warranty*

Solidbody construction with the same key .strandberg* design and features

The Boden Standard

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What makes it special?

The Boden Standard was developed to provide great majority of the premium features found on such models as the Original, Prog, and Fusion but with a solid American Basswood body, Quilted or Flame Maple veneers on a solid 5 mm Maple top and our own specially designed pickups. The result is a lineup of guitars that provides all of the distinctive characteristics and key features that the Boden guitars are known for at a superb value for the working musician. All Standard models feature Roasted Maple necks and fretboards with the EndurNeck profile, Luminlay face and side dots, Jescar stainless steel frets and the innovative .strandberg* hardware as on all of our guitars.

What does it do?

The combination of Basswood with a solid Maple top and Maple neck/fretboard is considered the “Holy Grail” of electric guitar wood combinations by many top guitar builders and artists alike, producing an ideal balance between warmth, punch, brilliance and sustain for an extremely well-rounded sound that’ll excel at virtually any musical genre or playing style. Our pickups were custom designed and wound to our specifications to bring out the best acoustic properties of the woods and hardware for a very balanced and rich sound through any amplification system.

Who is it for?

The Standard models are for players who do not require high-end features such as chambered body, 4-A grade figured top/fretboard, and name brand pickups but require the same premium look, sound and features that provide the performance they need as well as long-lasting value. Like our Classic models, the solidbody construction offers a different type of feel and sound than the chambered-body guitars but still delivers the trademark .strandberg* clarity, articulation, sustain, and warm woody character that our guitars have become known for.

The Boden Standard Series guitars were developed to provide the same key features that our guitars are acclaimed for but with solidbody construction, our own design pickups, and figured Maple top veneers to reduce costs and offer a line that delivers outstanding value as well as top flight performance. The solidbody has a distinctively different kind of sound and response than the chambered body and it isn’t better or worse: just different and a matter of personal preference.

The body consists of solid American Basswood with quarter-inch Maple top capped with either Flame or Quilted Maple for a balanced and punchy tone that is superbly complemented by the roasted Maple neck and fretboard. One of the classic wood combinations espoused by top custom guitar builders and world class artists alike, Basswood/Maple body and Maple neck/fretboard combo provides the ideal balance between warmth with full-bodied richness and strong high-midrange with sweet singing treble.

The new .strandberg* OEM pickups were designed and wound to our exacting specifications to deliver a wide range of great sounds from vintage clean to over-the-top high-gain distortion. The figured Maple veneers ensure a stunning look while the solid Maple top underneath works in conjunction with the body back wood to add brilliance, tightness and punch. Overall, the Standard Series guitars are no-compromise instruments you can count on to deliver the performance you expect from a .strandberg*.

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Measurements

  1. Width: 320 mm/12.6” (7-string) | 330 mm/13″ (8-string)
  2. Length: 820 mm/32.3″ (7-string) | 850 mm/33.5” (8-string)
  3. Thickness: 42 mm/1.65″
  4. Long Scale: 26.25” (7-string) | 28” (8-string)
  5. Short Scale: 25.5” (7-string) | 26.5” (8-string)
  6. String spread at nut: 42 mm/1.65” (7-string) | 49 mm/1,92” (8-string)
  7. String spacing at bridge: 10.5 mm/.41″
  8. Neutral fret: 10 (7-string) | 7 (8-string)

General

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • Solid Body with Arm, Torso and Heel Carves
  • Solid Maple top with Book-matched Flame
  • Basswood Body
  • Available Finishes: Trans Blue/Trans Black Semi-gloss Polyurethane
  • Approximate Weight
    • 2,5 kg / 5,5 lbs +/- 10% (7-string)
    • 2,6 kg / 5,7 lbs +/- 10% (8-string)
  • Manufactured in Indonesia

Hardware

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

Neck & Frets

  • Roasted Maple Neck, Carbon Fiber reinforced
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • Roasted Maple Fretboard
  • 20″ Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • Jescar 51100 Stainless Steel Fretwire (57110 for zero-fret)
  • D’Addario NYXL 095-64 (7-string) / 09-84 (8-string) strings
  • Standard tuning BEADGBE (7-string) / F#BEADGBE (8-string)

Accessories

Sonic Profile

  • H – H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: .strandberg* designed passive humbucker
  • Bridge: .strandberg* designed passive humbucker
  • 5-Way Pickup Selector
    1. Neck
    2. Neck inner coil
    3. (Bridge in parallel with neck outer coil) in series with neck inner coil
    4. Bridge in parallel with neck outer coil
    5. Bridge
  • Master Volume + Master Tone
Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 5 Reviews
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BB
21 August 2020
Bo B.
US US
Very happy with the product and service.

There is something magical about this guitar. I have not been able to put a finger on it yet though. I am able to play much better and get in the flow state much quicker than any other guitar. It is my first 8 string and switching over from 6 to 8 strings couldn’t have been any easier. It is actually harder to get adjusted back to my 6 strings than it was to play this guitar for the first time. My guitar did come with a sizable scratch and dent on the headstock (or lack there of) which was surprising and disappointing given the long inspection checklist I received. I reached out via email and received a quick response following up with a fair compensation for my troubles. Overall I am very pleased with the transaction, and I will most likely only be buying Strandberg guitars from now on.

03 September 2020
.strandberg* Guitars

Hi Bo - this "magic" is exactly what we are aiming for, and it's great to hear that we hit the spot, and that it all worked out to your satisfaction.

CP
26 June 2020
Chris P.
US US
Most Comfortable Guitar I Have Ever Played

This is the most comfortable instrument that I have ever played on and I have owned just about any guitar throughout the years. The Endurneck fits my hands perfectly and forces better form with my thumb positioning. I wish all my guitars had this style neck now haha. I will definitely be buying another in the future, probably a bass!

LS
06 June 2020
Lantz S.
US US
The most User-Friendly, Tactile Guitar I Have Ever Played!

The Strandberg Boden 8 standard is easily one of the best 8 strings I have ever played. It's unique and neck profile, and body shape, allows me to play a variety of different guitar styles with ease. Furthermore, the tonal character and quality of this guitar makes it addicting to play. It is well worth the price, considering the Boden's ingenuity in design and tone!

CW
24 May 2020
Chris W.
US US
Boden Standard 8 Maple Flame Blue

After having the guitar for a few days, I can say that this is one of the best guitars I have ever played! The body design is comfortable to play in virtually any position. It is much lighter than I thought, which adds to the comfort. The neck and fretboard play incredibly smooth. The guitar feels great to play. The only thing I would consider changing is the pickups. It might be my setup of pedals and amp, but it seems as if the pickups don't have as much output as I would like. To clarify, when playing on a clean channel, the guitar sounds fantastic, the two humbuckers, pickup toggle switch, and tone knob an get a variety of clean sounds. However, when using a distortion pedal, the sound doesn't get have as much attack as I would like. I will continue to adjust my pedals to see if it just needs different settings. Also, my delay pedal does not work with this gutar, but works with my others? Again, I will work with my settings to see if I can get something to work. However, it works with every other pedal I have. These two qualities are the only things that I have noticed. Other than that, I would HIGHLY recommend this guitar. I am very satisfied.

GK
23 February 2020
Gabor K.
US US
First 8 string but feels like home

I'm liking the strandberg pickups as much as the fishmen fluence in my 7 string metal strandberg. I feel right at home with drop E on this. Fret work is really nice. Only thing is some minor finishing issues as to 4 star. There is one slight ruff spot on neck by where I place my thumb but just would texture. Tool mark on back of body. Overall the sounds are great and tuning is stable even with 8 strings. Definitely recommend.

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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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*.