V-BDN – Boden V-Guitar


Our collaboration with Roland/BOSS for the next generation V-Guitar


Available now $4,999/€4,595

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The V-BDN is where futuristic cutting-edge technology meets innovative and forward-thinking industrial design with old world craftsmanship. .strandberg* and BOSS have teamed up to design, develop and manufacture the ultimate evolution of the solidbody electric guitar – a technologically state-of-the-art yet organic and acoustically resonant instrument which allows the adventurous musician to create and produce a virtually unlimited palette of great sounds for both live and studio usage



Main specs V-BDN:

  • 5A Quilt Maple Veneer Top
  • Basswood Body
  • 1 pc Roasted Maple Neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 25.5″ – 25″ scale
  • .strandberg* branded Lace Aluma X-Bar pickups
  • .strandberg* EGS Rev 5 Fixed Bridge & String Locks
  • Average Weight 2.7 kg (6 lbs)

Get both traditional passive electric guitar tones with the Lace Alumitone humbuckers as well as a broad range of superbly modeled classic electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass and synthesizer sounds and alternate tunings featuring BOSS’s acclaimed V-Guitar technology. Finally, this revolutionary technology has found the perfect modern guitar to reside in: the Boden.

Not a mere retrofit of electronics into a typical electric guitar, .strandberg* and BOSS collaborated closely to maximize the features each had to offer while assuring that such features complemented each other. The result is a synergy between the two disparate worlds in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Explore the sheer sonic potential of the V-BDN while enjoying all the benefits that the Boden is known for: lightweight, ergonomic comfort, fast effortless playability, acoustically resonant and a woody organic tonal character. Whether you’re into rock, jazz, pop, fusion, country, metal, experimental, or all of the above, the V-BDN can cover them all while providing avenues for new sounds to be explored and created right under your fingertips.




Material: 5A Quilt Maple Veneer

Pieces: 2 pcs Bookmatched


Material: Basswood

Chambering: Lower chamber

Pieces: 2 pcs Slipmatched

Vital Dimensions

Total Body Thickness: 42.5 mm (1.67″)

Top Contour: 1 mm (.2″) radius

Body Contour: 4 mm (.15″) radius

Belly Carve: Standard

Arm Bevel: Standard

Heel Carve: Standard



Material: Ebony

Face Inlays: Luminlay 2.5 mm (.1″) diameter

Side Position Markers: Luminlay 2.5 mm (.1″) diameter

Fretwire: Jescar 57110-S Stainless Steel (2.79 x 1.45 mm/.110″ x .057 )

Number or Frets: 24

Nut: Graphite nut + 0-fret


Material: Roasted Maple

Pieces: 1

Truss Rod: Dual Action

Vital Dimensions

Scale Length(s): 647.7 – 635 mm (25.5″ – 25″)

Neutral Fret: 0

Width at Nut: 42.3 mm (1.66″)

Width at 24th Fret: 57 mm (2.24″)

String Spread (center of outer strings): 35 mm (1.37″)

Radius: 406 – 508 mm (16″ – 20″) Compound

Profile: Standard EndurNeck™

Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 22 mm (.87″)

Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 22.4 mm (.88″)



Bridge Pickup: .strandberg* branded Lace
Alumitone™ Humbucker

Color: Black

Middle Pickup: N/A

Neck Pickup: .strandberg* branded Lace
Alumitone™ Humbucker

Color: Black

BOSS V-Guitar Technology

Passive Wiring

Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone + 5-Way Pickup Selector

Pot(s): Made in Japan 500k Audio Taper

Knobs: .strandberg* Custom Anodized

Switch: Made in Japan 5-Way Blade Switch


1. Neck
2. Neck Tapped
3. Neck + Bridge Parallel
4. Bridge Tapped
3. Bridge Pickup

Control Plate: Engraved Logo Cover and Jack Mounting Plate

Output Jack: Roland/BOSS supplied

Mode Knob Positions

 Sound Chart 5-Way Position
Mode Type (Section) 1 (Neck) 2 3 4 5 (Bridge)
1 Magnetic Pickups Neck Neck Tapped Neck + Bridge Bridge Tapped Bridge
2 Modeled Single Coil Single Coil Neck Single Coil
Neck + Middle
Single Coil
Neck + Bridge
Single Coil
Middle + Bridge
Single Coil Bridge
3 Modeled Humbucker Humbucker Neck Single Coil Neck Humbucker Neck + Bridge Single Coil Bridge Humbucker Bridge
4 Hybrid
(Acoustic & Others)
Electric Bass Electric Bass (5th, 6th)
EG Humbucker (1st-4th)
Electric Sitar Nylon String Acoustic Steel String Acoustic
5 Synth Holdsworth-like
Synth lead
Organ sound Pat Metheny-like
GR-300 Lead
(Oct Down)
Pat Metheny-like
GR-300 Lead
Pat Metheny-like
GR-300 Lead
(Oct Up)

Tuning Knob Positions

1 Normal
2 -1 Step
3 -2 Steps
4 Drop D (6th string dropped 2 steps)
5 -1 Step Drop (Drop C#)
6 -2 Step Drop (Drop C)

Alex Hutchins Demo

Ola Strandberg Presents the V-BDN