Boden 8 True Temperament Purple

SKU: BD8CT-20T-K-F-PL

The Boden True Temperament models are the world’s first production model guitars with the True Temperament frets, providing the union of the acclaimed Boden design with the revolutionary True Temperament fretting system for virtually perfect tuning anywhere on the fretboard. Boden’s ergonomic comfort and superb organic tonal characteristics are further enhanced with the sweetness of tuning perfection and increased resonance.

Available in fixed-bridge 6-, 7- and 8-string versions, the Boden True Temperament takes the Boden design and features even further into the future. Due to the complexities involved in the manufacturing process of the Boden True Temperament models, availability will be limited.

  • Free shipping
  • Free returns - No questions asked
  • 3 year warranty*
$3,595.00

Virtually perfect tuning anywhere on the fretboard.

Boden True Temperament 8 Purple Burst

BODEN DESIGN WITH REVOLUTIONARY FRETTING

All the ergonomic design benefits and the unique sonic characteristics of the Boden is taken a big step further with the revolutionary True Temperament fretting system which offers virtually perfect tuning anywhere on the fretboard. Lightweight chambered body with time-tested tonewoods, aircraft-grade aluminum hardware, patented EndurNeck™, and industry standard pickups and electronics from Suhr and Fishman meld together with a fretting system into an instrument that has to be heard and felt to be believed.

IMPROVED TUNING THAT MAXIMIZES RESONANCE

The True Temperament fretting system on each of these Boden models is custom calibrated to the multi-scale lengths of the 6-string (25.5” to 25.0”), 7-string (26.25” to 25.5”) and 8-string (28.0” to 26.5”) models so you can simultaneously experience the full benefits of both cutting-edge concepts in modern guitar technology. Balanced tension from the lowest to the highest strings and a more ergonomic spread of the scale lengths are coupled with the most advanced tuning system to offer a truly exceptional and unmatched playing experience – both physically and aurally. See, feel and hear how far you can take your playing and music with all the benefits that the Boden True Temperament offers.

EASY ADJUSTMENT, EASY PLAYING

Don’t let the imposing look of the True Temperament fretting system fool you. It is easy to adjust to and its new stainless-steel composition makes the fret surface feel smooth and fast. Whether you play complex chords, shred or bend that blue note, the True Temperament frets will respond to whatever you throw at them. Now you can play with the confidence that whatever you play will always be in tune anywhere on the neck. It is a level of freedom that has been difficult to achieve. Until now… Experience the acclaimed Boden design and sound with all of the benefits that the True Temperament frets offer.

Over the past decade, the .strandberg* Boden has been heralded as a bold new concept that takes the electric guitar design into the 21st century. Now this design is fused with the truly revolutionary True Temperament fretting system which has been custom calibrated to the Boden’s multi-scale lengths and allows the player to achieve virtually perfect intonation with every string in every position of the fretboard. Take the clear, balanced and organic sonic character of the Boden to a new level with the tuning perfection that True Temperament delivers.

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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
  • Chambered American Basswood body
  • Book-matched Solid 4A Flame Maple Top
  • Roasted Maple 5-play CF-reinforced
  • Available Finish: Purple Burst
  • Approximate Weight: 2,6 kg / 5,7 lbs +/- 10%
  • Manufactured in Indonesia

Neck & Frets

  • Roasted Maple, Carbon Fiber reinforced
  • EndurNeck™ Profile
  • Macassar Ebony Fretboard
  • 20” Fretboard Radius
  • 24 Frets
  • True Temperament Stainless Steel
  • D’Addario NYXL 09-84 strings
  • Standard tuning F#BEADGBE

Hardware

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

Sonic Profile

  • H-H Pickup Configuration
  • Neck: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico, Black Plastic Cover
  • Bridge: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic, Black Plastic Cover
  • 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

Accessories

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.

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.

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.

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 artists 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*