The Boden Standard 8 doesn't deviate away from the overall Boden design. It features clever choices of woods plus Strandergs very own high spec'd pick ups. We're now able to get an extended range Boden at a great price and it's obvious that a lot of consideration has gone into how to achieve this yet maintain the quality Strandberg are regarded for.
The Standard 8 features solid body construction, in house designed passive pickups which are regarded by many as simply outstanding, and a figured Maple top veneer. This all accounts towards reduced costs yet an 8 String Boden which delivers outstanding value as well as top flight performance.
Use our demo to compare the guitars sounds when A/B'd next to the more expensive versions in the range. There is little to shun with this 8 string beast.
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.
Careful consideration of how we play differently at various parts of the fretboard, the specialised neck carve adapts our hands to more easily access those harder to reach notes effortlessly both low down and high up the neck. This is very helpful on 8 string guitars, meaning the play-ability feels very natural.
Then there's 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.
For those venturing into 8 string territory, this is a great option due to the ease of access and the ability to maintain the build quality standards more advanced players require as you develop as a player.