Strandberg Salen Jazz Mahogany Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
While not as well-known as the groundbreaking and futuristic Boden, the Sälen has quietly become a beloved model in the .strandberg* lineup amongst those who seek a more conservative and classic look and vibe. The Sälen Deluxe and Classic models remain as popular as ever since their introduction in 2018, played by professionals and tone connoisseurs all around the world. With their Suhr Classic T pickups, the Sälen has garnered accolades from artists and players into country, classic rock, blues and other rootsy styles of music with their distinctive sonic twang and snappy response.
Now, the Sälen takes on a whole new character with Mahogany body and neck, Rosewood fretboard, an F-hole and dual .strandberg* MF Classic humbuckers to provide a look, feel and sound that is unlike any other guitar model that we have ever developed and produced. The Boden has covered virtually all modern guitar styles and musical genres with aplomb and the first Sälen models have covered many as well but this Sälen expands the coverage and deservedly earns a new name: Jazz.
The Sälen Jazz is one of the most versatile guitars we have ever developed in that it is particularly well-suited to explore the low and medium gain as well as clean tonal territories. Our new lower output MF Classic humbuckers have greater dynamic range and less compression than their higher output cousins, allowing the subtleties of your pick attack and touch to affect and shape tonal colors that is simply not possible otherwise. There is a good reason why some players seek vintage-style pickups to play through low-wattage tube amps with slight overdrive or breakup. They seek the highest level of expressiveness with the nuances of their techniques and playing styles that they have developed and honed over many years, even decades. Some traditions live on because they are simply that good.
There is still always room to innovate and make improvements and the Sälen Jazz also features the latest developments in modern and forward-looking electric guitar technologies. Supremely ergonomic and designed with playing comfort in mind, the Sälen Jazz plays fast and smooth like all of our Boden and previous Sälen models. The main differences in the Jazz are the woods and the tone – warm, rich, and woody yet clear, detailed and stunningly articulate. Whether the Sälen Jazz is unplugged acoustically or plugged in with our new MF Classic humbuckers, it will open up a rainbow of sounds that will cover the past, present and the future.