Designed and developed with Richard Henshall of the trailblazing prog-metal outfit Haken from London, UK, the Boden NX 8 Richard Henshall Edition is as unique, inspiring, and versatile as the band’s kaleidoscopic amalgamation of progressive, extreme metal, jazz, classical, electronic, and rock that has garnered a growing diehard international fanbase. Featuring a chambered Basswood body with Maple top and Ziricote veneer, Maple neck with Birdseye Maple fretboard with the special “Hen” inlay on the first fret, custom wood knobs, angled Lundgren M8 humbuckers with a push-pull coil tap tone knob, this instrument stands out from the crowd aesthetically, conceptually, and sonically. From pulverizing metal riffs to searing leads and sparkling clean single-coil rhythm to warm fat-bodied humbucker tones, the Boden 8 Richard Henshall can pummel and scream or purr while responding with uncompromising accuracy and sensitivity to your most aggressive pick attack or the most subtle nuances of your playing.
Strandberg Boden NX 8 Richard Henshall Edition 8-String Guitar with Bag Features
- Bolt-On Construction with new sculpted neck joint heel
- Chambered Basswood Body with Arm and Torso Carves
- Solid Maple Top with Ziricote veneer
- Available Finish: Natural
- Approximate Weight: 2.7kg / 6 lbs +/- 10%
- Manufactured in Indonesia
What Makes It Special?
The Boden NX 8 Richard Henshall Edition was designed and spec’d for modern extreme metal and prog players who also require the utmost in flexibility and versatility to cover the broadest range of great guitar sounds possible. This instrument can cover everything from extreme brutal to sparkling clean and anything in between with authenticity and authority due to the natural acoustic characteristics of the Basswood/Maple body and Maple neck and Birdseye Maple fretboard combination and the resonant qualities of the .strandberg* design along with the organic tonal character of the Lundgren M8 angled passive pickups. The Ziricote veneer top along with the custom wood knobs impart an exotic natural look and the custom “Hen” inlay on the first fret makes this instrument a perfect visual marriage between old school naturalism and minimalistic modernism.
What Does It Do?
The acoustic character of the Boden NX 8 Richard Henshall Edition is balanced and punchy with superb articulation for both rhythm and lead playing but with an emphasis on a broad swath of the midrange. Tonally, the lows are deep and tight but with a hint of a pleasant sag provided by the solid Basswood core. The Maple top and the Maple neck/fretboard combo emphasizes the high-mids to cut through the mix while complementing other instruments such as the bass and keyboards. The patented EndurNeck provides both comfort and strength to your forearm and wrist, allowing you to play longer without fatigue and with improved technique so you can focus on your playing and music. The new Venture Gig Bag allows you to take your Boden anywhere with comfort, ease, and robust protection for virtually any environment.
Who Is It For?
The Boden NX 8 Richard Henshall Edition is for the forward-thinking modern musician who is not held back by traditions and is always seeking to innovate and break new ground. From the most extreme brutal metal assault to warm jazzy tones and jangly clean rhythm sounds, this instrument embraces the best of the past while incorporating innovative modern designs, concepts, and technologies to expand what a guitar can do. With new concepts such as headless design, multi-scale construction, the radically innovative EndurNeck™, and aircraft grade aluminum hardware, the Boden design has stood the test of time and continues to evolve and expand into new frontiers to help modern musicians to be the very best they can be.
By removing weight from the headstock, your guitar can be made very light and yet balanced.
Versatile Body Shape
The body shape provides multiple seated playing positions for maximum comfort and versatility.
Scale Lengths Adapted to You
A multi-scale design allows your wrist to remain relaxed throughout the range of play. A longer scale length for the heavier strings provide better tone, and shorter in the thinner strings better playability.
Space Age Materials
Our hunt for great tone and low weight led us to using aircraft grade aluminium and carbon fiber for maximum performance.
Patented Neck Profile
Our patented EndurNeck™ profile promotes a more correct playing position. The result: you can play longer, faster, better and avoid injury.
The custom .strandberg* hardware is a vital contributor to the tone of the instrument. Lightweight aircraft grade aluminium and tight coupling of components ensure that nothing prevents the strings' vibrations from entering the body.
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