NAMM 2024: “It does everything a Strandberg can do but redefines accessibility for all levels of players”: Strandberg reveals the Boden Essential, its most affordable guitar yet

Strandberg Boden Essential
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NAMM 2024: Strandberg has been teasing its “biggest news ever” for some time. Now, it has finally revealed its trump card in the Boden Essential range, its most affordable guitars yet. The latest addition to the Swedish luthier’s ergonomic guitar family "redefines accessibility in innovative guitar design".

Strandberg is calling it “a significant milestone” in terms of accessibility. The guitars retain much of the magic that makes Strandberg’s headless guitars so well-loved, but deliver them at a reduced price point of $999.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.