The Boden Standard Series guitars were developed to provide the same key features that our guitars are acclaimed for but with solidbody construction, our own design pickups, and figured Maple top veneers to reduce costs and offer a line that delivers outstanding value as well as top flight performance. The solidbody has a distinctively different kind of sound and response than the chambered body and it isn’t better or worse: just different and a matter of personal preference.
The body consists of solid American Basswood with quarter-inch Maple top capped with either Flame or Quilted Maple for a balanced and punchy tone that is superbly complemented by the roasted Maple neck and fretboard. One of the classic wood combinations espoused by top custom guitar builders and world class artists alike, Basswood/Maple body and Maple neck/fretboard combo provides the ideal balance between warmth with full-bodied richness and strong high-midrange with sweet singing treble.
The new .strandberg* OEM pickups were designed and wound to our exacting specifications to deliver a wide range of great sounds from vintage clean to over-the-top high-gain distortion. The figured Maple veneers ensure a stunning look while the solid Maple top underneath works in conjunction with the body back wood to add brilliance, tightness and punch. Overall, the Standard Series guitars are no-compromise instruments you can count on to deliver the performance you expect from a .strandberg*.
During the course of manufacturing of this guitar model, the color of the roasted maple has varied to some degree. The wood is roasted to achieve the desired properties (tonal response and dimensional stability in different weather conditions) and not to a certain color. This means that the color sometimes does not match that of the product photos, which were taken of the first produced sample guitars. We are working on a revised process and acquiring new equipment for roasting maple that will give us greater control of the results, which should be in place in early 2021. Until then, if you have any concerns about the color of the roasted maple neck or fretboard before ordering, please reach out to us through the contact form at the bottom of this page, and we will be happy to send you a photo in advance, or talk you through the process.
What makes it special?
The Boden Standard was developed to provide great majority of the premium features found on such models as the Original, Prog, and Fusion but with a solid American Basswood body, Quilted or Flame Maple veneers on a solid 5 mm Maple top and our own specially designed pickups. The result is a lineup of guitars that provides all of the distinctive characteristics and key features that the Boden guitars are known for at a superb value for the working musician. All Standard models feature Roasted Maple necks and fretboards with the EndurNeck profile, Luminlay face and side dots, Jescar stainless steel frets and the innovative .strandberg* hardware as on all of our guitars.
What does it do?
The combination of Basswood with a solid Maple top and Maple neck/fretboard is considered the “Holy Grail” of electric guitar wood combinations by many top guitar builders and artists alike, producing an ideal balance between warmth, punch, brilliance and sustain for an extremely well-rounded sound that’ll excel at virtually any musical genre or playing style. Our pickups were custom designed and wound to our specifications to bring out the best acoustic properties of the woods and hardware for a very balanced and rich sound through any amplification system.
Who is it for?
The Standard models are for players who do not require high-end features such as chambered body, 4-A grade figured top/fretboard, and name brand pickups but require the same premium look, sound and features that provide the performance they need as well as long-lasting value. Like our Classic models, the solidbody construction offers a different type of feel and sound than the chambered-body guitars but still delivers the trademark .strandberg* clarity, articulation, sustain, and warm woody character that our guitars have become known for.
- Bolt-On Construction
- Solid Body with Arm, Torso and Heel Carves
- Solid Maple top with Book-matched Flame
- Basswood Body
- Manufactured in Indonesia
- .strandberg* EGS Series 5 Fixed bridge & string locks
- Black Hardware
- Original Luminlay™ Green Side Dots
- Original Luminlay™ Green Inlays
Neck & Frets
- Roasted Maple Neck, Carbon Fiber reinforced
- EndurNeck™ Profile
- Roasted Maple Fretboard
- 20″ Fretboard Radius
- 24 Frets
- Jescar 51100 Stainless Steel Fretwire (57110 for zero-fret)
- D’Addario NYXL 095-64 (7-string)
- Standard tuning BEADGBE (7-string)
- Width: 320 mm/12.6” (7-string)
- Length: 820 mm/32.3″ (7-string)
- Thickness: 42 mm/1.65″
- Long Scale: 26.25” (7-string)
- Short Scale: 25.5” (7-string)
- String spread at nut: 42 mm/1.65” (7-string)
- String spacing at bridge: 10.5 mm/.41″
- Neutral fret: 10 (7-string)
- Allen Key Kit included
- Collapsible guitar stand optional
- Strap optional
- Deluxe Toolkit optional
- Optimized Tension 7-String Set optional
- H – H Pickup Configuration
- Neck: .strandberg* designed passive humbucker
- Bridge: .strandberg* designed passive humbucker
- 5-Way Pickup Selector
- Neck inner coil
- (Bridge in parallel with neck outer coil) in series with neck inner coil
- Bridge in parallel with neck outer coil
- Master Volume + Master Tone
- Standard Lightweight Gig Bag included
- Instrument Weight: 5.2 lbs