STRANDBERG GUITARS announce the headless Boden Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo in cooperation with CYNIC mastermind Paul Masvidal
Uppsala, Sweden— Swedish specialist luthier STRANDBERG Guitars announce the release of the new headless 6 string guitar, the Boden Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo. The guitar was crafted in cooperation with CYNIC mastermind Paul Masvidal.
The Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo features chambered Swamp Ash body with a Maple top for a superbly balanced and punchy sound and an open pore Poplar Burl veneer top for a dramatic and unique finish, quartersawn Maple neck with Richlite fretboard accented with his trademark Masvidalien inlay across the fretboard. The new .strandberg* EGS Rev 7 hardware, new neck-heel and arm bevel carves, and Venture Gig Bag round out the updates which increase the instrument’s functionality, playing comfort, and overall value.
“When I first started conversations with Ola about the guitar, words such as ‘effortless’, ‘ease’, ‘elegance’, and ‘versatility’ came to mind. Not only was this captured with the instrument, but it was also taken further. The finished product managed to strike a rare alchemy, where everything from the way it sounds, feels, and appears fell seamlessly into place: the guitar both expresses and is itself an expression.”
“Paul challenged us to come up with a guitar that sounded better than anything else he had played, and this goal was achieved by a single EMG 57 bridge pickup and an active EMG VMC tone control which provide a broad array of great sounds while retaining a minimalistic look that Paul sought”.
• Chambered Swamp Ash body
• Poplar Burl veneer on Solid Maple Top
• Quartersawn Maple neck with Carbon Fiber reinforcement
• Richlite fretboard
• 25.5” – 25.0” scale
• 24 Stainless Steel frets
• Masvidalien signature inlay on fretboard
• EMG™ 57 pickup
• EMG™ VMC active tone control (with on/off mini-toggle switch)
• .strandberg* EGS Pro 7 Fixed Bridge & String Locks
• Average Weight 2.3 kg (5 lbs)
The unique aesthetics, the one pickup configuration with active electronics, and the new NX feature updates make the Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo one of the visually striking and original models in the entire Boden lineup. With the Masvidalien Cosmo Edition, Paul challenged us to come up with a guitar that sounded better than anything else he had played, and this goal was achieved by a single EMG 57 bridge pickup and an active EMG VMC tone control which provide a broad array of great sounds while retaining a minimalistic look that Paul sought.
The Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo has all of the acclaimed features of the .strandberg* Boden but adds some unique features of its own such as the single EMG 57 bridge pickup with EMG VMC active tone control, the signature inlay on the Richlite fretboard, and the Poplar Burl veneer top with Trans Gray Burst finish that Paul appropriately described as “cosmo”.
About Strandberg guitars:
What is now .strandberg* Guitars dates back to a hobby project of Ola Strandberg, called the Ergonomic Guitar System, that was hatched in 2007. While Ola’s lutherie skills date back to the mid eighties, around the time that he also played in a number of local bands, his professional career was primarily in software. Ola’s innovative ergonomic designs quickly gained momentum through Internet forums and soon led to quitting the day job, and acquiring a patent for his EndurNeck™ neck shape. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, Strandberg craft their instruments in by hand where “feel” is required and by CNC where precision is required. The .strandberg* brand represents ergonomics, playability, quality, innovation and design in an excellent sounding package.