Wondering which left handed Strandberg guitars are available? Brace yourselves for an article that overuses the words ‘innovative’ and ‘ergonomic’!
Strandberg Guitars is based in Sweden and builds cutting-edge headless guitars for the modern guitarist. Their instantly recognizable space-age model designs have been attracting some of the most talented players from around the world since their launch.
Although the brand hasn’t offered any left handed models for a few years now, that is about to change…
Does Strandberg Make Left Handed Guitars?
Yes! At the time of writing, there is currently one left handed Strandberg guitar model available – the Boden NX 6T. This model is available left handed in two different finishes and is part of a small limited run of lefty Strandbergs for 2023.
Left Handed Strandberg Guitars
Strandberg has been quietly running a series of questionnaires via email for the past several months to determine what specific models and features left handed guitarists would like to see.
Strandberg Left Handed Boden NX 6T
The end result is the new left handed Strandberg Boden NX 6T which is available in two different colors – Black Granite and Glacier Blue.
Pre-orders launched today (Friday 1st September) for October delivery. However, brace yourselves for some slightly disappointing news…
Unfortunately, this initial batch appears to have sold out pretty much immediately on both the EU and US sites. Bummer! It would seem that Strandberg underestimated the demand for these beauties.
However, you can still opt to join a waitlist and be alerted when the second batch is available to buy. According to the brand’s Instagram page, this should be later this Fall.
Anywho, back to the Boden NX 6T…
These guitars feature all of the revolutionary Strandberg appointments such as their EndurNeck headless design, lightweight chambered swamp ash body, and aircraft-grade aluminum hardware.
- Body: Chambered Swamp Ash w/ Solid Maple Top
- Neck: Roasted Quartersawn Maple (Carbon Fiber Reinforced)
- Fingerboard: 24 Fret Indian Rosewood (20″ Radius, Stainless Steel Frets)
- Scale Length: 25″-25.5″ Multiscale
- Bridge: EGS Pro Rev7 Tremolo System
- Pickups: Strandberg Custom OEM Humbuckers
- Controls: 5-Way Selector, Master Volume, Master Tone
- Weight: 2.3kg (5lbs)
- Gig Bag: Included
Check out the .Strandberg* website for full specifications (link below).
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Head over to the Strandberg website for full specifications and information on how to pre-order or join the waitlist.
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What Is So Special About Strandberg Guitars?
A Strandberg tends to be somewhat of a Marmite guitar – you either love the design or you don’t. I feel that many people dismiss them instantly because they are too far removed from the ‘normal’ traditional guitar designs most companies stick to.
If you happen across one in your local guitar store, try it and find out for yourself why these guitars make so much sense.
Here I am with a particularly lovely Boden OS6 in red (unfortunately no longer available). I wish I had bought that thing while it was still available!
The fact is that the design process behind these space-age guitars is nothing short of phenomenal. Ola Strandberg has taken the traditional guitar blueprint and torn it apart to produce something that improves upon age-old designs in almost every way possible.
Let’s take a look at just a few of the features that make a Strandberg guitar so special.
Ever experienced your guitar headstock attempting to butt heads with the floor when wearing it with a strap? The headless design of a Strandberg ensures that this problem becomes a thing of the past.
By eliminating extra weight from the headstock, a Strandberg guitar is able to achieve very low weight while still retaining perfect balance. This results in a guitar that can be worn on stage with greater comfort for longer periods of time.
Not bothered about standing around on stage all night long? Even when sitting down, the ergonomically designed Strandberg body shape allows for multiple playing positions. The various carves in the lower half of the body allow the guitar to be held comfortably in almost any seated position.
But wait, there’s more! The innovations don’t stop here! Just take a look at Strandberg’s incredible EndurNeck design…
This outlandish-looking neck profile has been developed to help keep your hand in a more ergonomic playing position so that you can stay injury-free and also enjoy increased playing comfort.
Strandberg guitars also feature a multi-scale (or fanned fret) design. Not sure what that means?
The left handed Strandberg Boden NX 6T features a 25″-25.5″ scale length. This means it has a 25″ scale length on the treble side and a slightly longer 25.5″ scale length on the bass end. This allows for tighter strings with improved tone on the bass side, and slinkier feeling strings on the treble side – the best of both worlds!
Check out my guide to guitar scale lengths for more information on multi-scale instruments.
These are just a handful of the innovative features you’ll find on a Strandberg guitar. Be sure to check out the Strandberg website (linked above) to find out more about what makes these guitars stand out.
Where Are Strandberg Guitars Made?
Production model guitars are manufactured in Indonesia while Made to Measure and Custom Shop lines are produced in Sweden.
Who Plays Strandberg Guitars?
Strandberg has a ton of well-respected guitarists on their artist roster including Plini, Per Nilsson, Sarah Longfield, Richard Henshall, and Mike Keneally amongst many others.