Parazit & Acardia Libre

Jose Macario

Jose macario holding a strandberg headless guitar

Jose’s versatile range from acoustic music to metal and flamenco derives from his passionate, determined perspective and lifetime of continuous study, practice, and curiosity.

What are some of the musical activities and projects that you have been involved with lately? 
Guitarist of Parazit and Acardia Libre currently. Contributor to Golden Ganga and beatmaker producer on Raptrap Records.

What are the challenges that musicians face in today’s music scene and what do you do to meet those challenges?
The music world is very competitive nowadays and it is difficult for us artists to self-manage our projects. I am proud that the music I make shows the world a strong Latin identity and a positive and inspirational message to motivate new talents around the world.


What does your guitar rig consist of and how is it used to shape the sound you envision?
I use 6, 8, and 9 string guitars and the 5 string Boden Bass. Mostly, my sound is created by an Axe FX II live and Neural DSP in the studio. My guitars emulate the sound of a bass and a guitar at the same time.

What do you find appealing about .strandberg* guitars and how has it affected your playing and artistry?
My sound has been created through the collaboration with .strandberg* guitars, and without its characteristics, my sound would never have been the same. It’s also the ideal instrument to bring on tour — you always play relaxed and sound and look incredible.

Who are your major influencers over the years?
Flamenco: Vincente Amigo, Paco de Lucia, Gerardo Nuñez

Finger picking: Antonie Dufour, Mike Dawes, Jon Gomm

Metal: Per Nilsson, Dimebag Darrel, Brian Head

What are your plans for the immediate and long-term future?
Continue making music and continue collaborating with musicians that I admire around the world, share my music on stage, and continue learning from others.

Any other closing thoughts?
I’m excited to evolve musically with a brand like .strandberg*, which keeps on innovating every year and gives us players new tools to experiment with.

Visually sleek & futuristic

Boden Metal 8 Black Pearl

The Metal model was designed for over-the-top metal sounds that are still articulate and expressive as well as being exceptionally versatile to cover various other genres of music. The model name certainly belies what is hidden beneath its aggressive yet refined look. From brutal heavy metal to crystalline clean and everything in between, the Metal delivers them all with authority and musicality.

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Articulate and expressive

Boden Bass Original 5 Natural

The Boden Bass Original model features the classic time-tested wood combination of a lightweight chambered Swamp Ash body, solid Flame Maple top, and Roasted Maple neck and fretboard. Strong in the high-mids with sweet highs and a punchy, tight low-end, the Original 4 and 5 basses provide the articulation and expressiveness that players of classic J-style basses are accustomed to.

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