Could this be the greatest metal guitar of all time?
This Strandberg* Boden Metal is the beast of the range and now Strandberg have put a steak through its heart.
Neck Thru instruments are commended by players for the excellent resonance and feel through the neck. Most neck thru instruments are basses due to the requirement of extra resonance however they have been very popular with metal players for much the same reasons.
The Wings of this are chambered alder which allows Strandberg to tune the overall sound by the amount of chambering.
Across the entire top is a solid maple top which ties everything in together.
The appearance of these special brutal beasts are striking to say the least in Yellow Pearl and Purple Pearl both with a satin finish there's no denying these guitars are designed to make a statement ... and maybe eat a few people in the process.
The entire Boden range pays careful consideration to how we play differently at various parts of the fretboard the specialized neck carve adapts our hands to more easily reach those harder to reach notes effortlessly both low down and high up the neck.
However on this model takes that a step further allowing even easier access to the highest notes. The Fishman Fluence pickup are regard by many metal players to be the best available today and as such sit comfortably at home here. 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.
This is an instrument which will still look as stunning and fresh in 30 years time as it does today.
|Number of Frets||24|
|Specific Wood Neck||Roasted Maple|
|Specific Wood Fretboard||Ebony|
|Scale Length (inch)||25.5|
|Body Shape||Double Cut|
|Specific Wood Body||Chambered Alder Body Wings|
|Specific Wood Top||Solid Maple|
|Specific Colour||Purple Pearl|
|Neck Pickup Model||Fluence Modern Alnico, Black Plastic Cover|
|Bridge Pickup Model||Fluence Modern Ceramic,Black Plastic Cover|