The Boden Standard Series guitars were developed to provide the same key features that our guitars are acclaimed for but with solidbody construction. our own design pickups. and figured Maple top veneers to reduce costs and offer a line that delivers outstanding value as well as top flight performance. The solidbody has a distinctively different kind of sound and response than the chambered body and it isn't better or worse: just different and a matter of personal preference. The body consists of solid American Basswood with quarter-inch Maple top capped with either Flame or Quilted Maple for a balanced and punchy tone that is superbly complemented by the roasted Maple neck and fretboard. One of the classic wood combinations espoused by top custom guitar builders and world class artists alike. Basswood/Maple body and Maple neck/fretboard combo provides the ideal balance between warmth with full-bodied richness and strong high-midrange with sweet singing treble. The new .strandberg* OEM pickups were designed and wound to our exacting specifications to deliver a wide range of great sounds from vintage clean to over-the-top high-gain distortion. The figured Maple veneers ensure a stunning look while the solid Maple top underneath works in conjunction with the body back wood to add brilliance. tightness and punch. Overall. the Standard Series guitars are no-compromise instruments you can count on to deliver the performance you expect from a .strandberg*. During the course of manufacturing of this guitar model. the color of the roasted maple has varied to some degree. The wood is roasted to achieve the desired properties (tonal response and dimensional stability in different weather conditions) and not to a certain color. This means that the color sometimes does not match that of the product photos. which were taken of the first produced sample guitars. We are working on a revised process and acquiring new equipment for roasting maple that will give us greater control of the results. which should be in place in early 2021. Until then. if you have any concerns about the color of the roasted maple neck or fretboard before ordering. please reach out to us through the contact form at the bottom of this page. and we will be happy to send you a photo in advance. or talk you through the process.