Boden OS 8 Black Maple fretboard
The Boden OS 8 brings the ultimate balance of tone and playability, with its 28″ scale for the 8th string and 26.5″ scale for the 1st. The lower strings intonate, sound and sustain better, while maintaining ease of bends and great tone of the higher. The EndurNeck™ shape also shines on the 8-string, creating an impression of a much smaller neck than it is, which makes it less intimidating than conventional 8-string necks. And of course, the weight reduction compared to a conventional guitar is greater the more strings you have.
The Boden style is the original .strandberg* shape, combining excellent ergonomics with style and aesthetics. It is named after the city Boden in the north of Sweden, drawing on the resemblance between its shape and reindeer antlers; there are no wild reindeer left in Sweden, but they are commonly farmed in the north.
The specs of the production Boden guitars are taken from the Made to Measure guitars of leading players such as Tosin Abasi, Misha Mansoor, and Chris Letchford. Materials are chosen to provide a versatile tone, applicable to all types of music, and all share the common attributes of being quick to respond and “organic” sounding. With a chambered Swamp Ash body, it normally weighs in between 2.3 kg/5 lbs – 2.8 kg/6 lbs depending on pickups, and yet remains perfectly balanced. The contoured body shape allows multiple comfortable seated playing positions and the low weight saves your shoulders and neck. The patented EndurNeck™ shape relaxes muscles, joints, and tendons in your hand, wrist and forearm, and encourages a more correct playing position. When you feel better, you sound better.
The Boden OS line is manufactured at the highly regarded World Musical Instruments factory in Korea, to our exact specifications, from the same high quality materials as all of our guitars with no corners cut. Final Quality Control and setup is done by Strandberg Guitars trained staff locally, and the guitar is shipped with a signed QC checklist. Boden OS guitars are delivered in a lightweight padded gig bag.
We normally keep the Boden OS line in stock, available for shipping within a week. Delivery is via FedEx and a telephone number is required for the order, so please make sure you provide it when you register. If you are not entirely happy with your Boden OS, you may return it for free within 2 weeks, as long as it is in the exact condition you received it in and you use the original packaging. (The offer for free return is available for the continental US only.)