“It gives me a ton of fresh ideas, and enables me to cover more ground with fewer strings to cross”: Is Jacob Collier’s crazy five-string Strandberg custom guitar about to get a signature release?

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(Image credit: Strandberg)

Strandberg guitars may be synonymous with the ‘more is more’ approach of extended-range guitars, but a seemingly forthcoming Jacob Collier signature guitar is about to turn that on its head. 

There’s been talk of Collier’s collaboration with the Swedish headless guitar builders for some time, and now it looks like his innovatively tuned five-string electric guitar – which made its debut on WELLLL – is set for an official release.  

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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.