DD D D DD Djent and beyond
The METAL 8 is THE extended range metal guitar for 8 string players around the world. The woods and pick ups selected give unrivaled clarity and punch yet are able to clean up nicely even on the lowest strings providing the type of clean tones required by metal players throughout the globe.
The Strandberg* Boden range is very likely unlike anything you’ve played before, yet somehow Strandberg have improved on what’s familiar in almost every way.
By honing the way the guitars resonate, the weight has been reduced without sacrificing an ounce of tone. This combined with coil splits on the two Fishman Fluence high output pick ups and you have some amazing tone variation, though do not be misled … this guitar is called The Metal for a reason.
What makes Strandbergs 8 strings so easy to play is careful consideration of how we play differently at various parts of the fretboard.The specialised neck carve adapts our hands to more easily reach those harder to reach notes effortlessly both low down and high up the neck. This is especially beneficial for players new to 8 stringed guitars as many other guitars simply add extra strings to a normal C or D shaped neck.
Then the frets which are fan fretted. This isn’t done so for appearance, the subtle fanning gives greater accuracy to intonation without making notes strange to play.
The power and low end grunt of this guitar will effortlessly push an amp to drive in just the right way for the sweetest lead tones all with the ability to get to those notes faster and smoother than ever before.
|Manufacturer Part Number||BD8CT-19M-E-M-WP|
|Lefty/Right Handed||Left Handed, Right Handed|
|Body Shape Family||Other|
|Top Material Family||Ash|
|Body Material Family||Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene|
|Fretboard Material Family||Brownwood|
|Neck Material Family||Birch|
|Number of Frets||17|
|Active Pickup?||No, Yes|