The .strandberg* tribute to the timeless classic solidbody

Sälen Deluxe and Classic

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Familiar and strikingly bold

The Sälen, while incorporating most of the features in the original Boden design, is an undeniable tip-of-the-cap to a classic solidbody electric guitar design that has stood strong for nearly seven decades. A thoughtful synthesis of the retro-classic and cutting-edge innovation, the Sälen is at once familiar and unabashedly forward-looking. Classic tonewoods and construction techniques with modern design and radical features meld cohesively together into a seamless whole.

 

Sälen Deluxe & Classic Specs

Sälen Deluxe Specs

Chambered Swamp Ash or Alder body
Solid premium Flame Maple or plain Maple top
Roasted Maple with 5-ply CF reinforcement
Roasted Birdseye or Pau Ferro fretboard
25”–25.5” scale length
24 Jescar stainless steel frets
Suhr Classic T bridge single-coil and Suhr Classic T neck single-coil passive pickups
.strandberg* EGS Pro fixed in chrome
Available in gloss Vintage Burst or Candy Apple Red

Sälen Classic Specs

Solid Swamp Ash or Alder body
Roasted Maple with 5-ply CF reinforcement
Roasted Birdseye or Pau Ferro fretboard
25”–25.5” scale length
24 Jescar stainless steel frets
Suhr Classic T bridge single-coil and Suhr Classic T neck single-coil passive pickups
.strandberg* EGS Pro fixed in chrome
Available in gloss Trans Butterscotch or Ice Blue Metallic

The .strandberg* take on the legendary solidbody

The chrome plated EGS Pro fixed bridge units machined out of aircraft grade aluminum play a major part in the Sälen’s unique acoustic sonic character – clear, organic and balanced with a fast and articulate pick attack. The woods used in the classic designs from the 50’s and 60’s are faithfully replicated on the Sälen models to provide all the great vintage sounds from the golden era of rock as well as country and other roots-oriented music.

 

The Sälen is a modern classic

Electronics-wise, the Sälen models are equipped with the acclaimed Suhr Classic T bridge and neck single-coil pickups that can cover everything from biting classic rock and percussive chicken-picking to warm jazz and jangly rockabilly. The Sälen Deluxe models feature chambered bodies with Maple top for a slightly mellower tone while the Sälen Classic models have solid Swamp Ash or Alder bodies for a punchier tone with slightly more midrange. Whatever you choose, the Sälen is a modern classic you’ll want to pick up over and over again for many years to come.

British progressive metal multi-instrumentalist

Richard Henshall

Richard Henshall is acclaimed for his work as a founding member of progressive metal juggernaut HAKEN.

“Ola recently sent me a Salen model, which is a hybrid of the strandberg design with the classic telecaster. It’s an absolute dream to play and basically fuses two of my greatest loves when it comes to guitar.”

The best of the tried-and-true

Sälen Classic Trans Butterscotch

The Sälen is the .strandberg* take on the legendary first solidbody electric guitar from the 1950’s: not a mere copy of this iconic guitar that changed the history of music but a thoughtful and innovative design that balances the best of the tried-and-true traditional with the thoroughly modern concepts that our guitars are known for. The Sälen is at once familiar and strikingly bold, vintage and futuristic, yesterday and tomorrow.

Sonically and tactile response-wise, the chambered Alder/Maple body Deluxe has a great middle pickup sound while the solidbody Classic Trans Butterscotch has a beautiful snap due to the Ash body and Maple board combo while the Classic Ice Blue Metallic exhibits the same type of snap but with a little fuller sound due to its Alder body and Pau Ferro fretboard. The Sälen Deluxe models will provide nice warmth and roundness due to the chambered body and make the bridge pickup less piercing on the high notes so there’d be no need to roll back the tone knob.

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The best of the tried-and-true

SÄLEN CLASSIC ICE BLUE METALLIC

The Sälen is the .strandberg* take on the legendary first solidbody electric guitar from the 1950’s: not a mere copy of this iconic guitar that changed the history of music but a thoughtful and innovative design that balances the best of the tried-and-true traditional with the thoroughly modern concepts that our guitars are known for. The Sälen is at once familiar and strikingly bold, vintage and futuristic, yesterday and tomorrow.

Sonically and tactile response-wise, the chambered Alder/Maple body Deluxe has a great middle pickup sound while the solidbody Classic Trans Butterscotch has a beautiful snap due to the Ash body and Maple board combo while the Classic Ice Blue Metallic exhibits the same type of snap but with a little fuller sound due to its Alder body and Pau Ferro fretboard. The Sälen Deluxe models will provide nice warmth and roundness due to the chambered body and make the bridge pickup less piercing on the high notes so there’d be no need to roll back the tone knob.

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The best of the tried-and-true

Sälen Deluxe Candy Apple Red

The Sälen is the .strandberg* take on the legendary first solidbody electric guitar from the 1950’s: not a mere copy of this iconic guitar that changed the history of music but a thoughtful and innovative design that balances the best of the tried-and-true traditional with the thoroughly modern concepts that our guitars are known for. The Sälen is at once familiar and strikingly bold, vintage and futuristic, yesterday and tomorrow.

Sonically and tactile response-wise, the Sälen Deluxe models will provide nice warmth and roundness due to the chambered body and make the bridge pickup less piercing on the high notes so there’d be no need to roll back the tone knob. The chambered Alder/Maple body Deluxe has a great middle pickup sound while the solidbody Classic Trans Butterscotch has a beautiful snap due to the Ash body and Maple board combo while the Classic Ice Blue Metallic exhibits the same type of snap but with a little fuller sound due to its Alder body and Pau Ferro fretboard.

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The best of the tried-and-true

Sälen Deluxe Vintage Burst

The Sälen is the .strandberg* take on the legendary first solidbody electric guitar from the 1950’s: not a mere copy of this iconic guitar that changed the history of music but a thoughtful and innovative design that balances the best of the tried-and-true traditional with the thoroughly modern concepts that our guitars are known for. The Sälen is at once familiar and strikingly bold, vintage and futuristic, yesterday and tomorrow.

Sonically and tactile response-wise, the Sälen Deluxe models will provide nice warmth and roundness due to the chambered body and make the bridge pickup less piercing on the high notes so there’d be no need to roll back the tone knob. The chambered Alder/Maple body Deluxe has a great middle pickup sound while the solidbody Classic Trans Butterscotch has a beautiful snap due to the Ash body and Maple board combo while the Classic Ice Blue Metallic exhibits the same type of snap but with a little fuller sound due to its Alder body and Pau Ferro fretboard.

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Sälen Deluxe Vintage Burst