The Sälen NX is the .strandberg* take on the legendary first solidbody electric guitar from the 1950’s: not a mere copy of this iconic guitar that changed the history of music, but a thoughtful and innovative design that balances the best of the tried-and-true traditional with the thoroughly modern concepts that .strandberg* guitars are known for. The Sälen NX is at once familiar and strikingly bold, vintage-and-futuristic, yesterday-and-tomorrow.
The Sälen NX Jazz takes a whole new direction – both visually and sonically – with chambered Mahogany body capped with solid Maple top and Mahogany veneer, Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard, F-hole, and a pair of the new .strandberg* MF Classic humbuckers. One of the most versatile .strandberg* guitar models ever with its unmatched ability to explore various shades of clean and low-to-medium gain sounds, the Sälen NX Jazz can also bark and roar like a true rock-and-roll machine in high gain settings. Hyper responsive to your picking attack and touch, the Sälen NX Jazz covers a wide spectrum of classic and modern electric guitar sounds to suit a wealth of playing styles and musical genres.
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?
The Sälen NX Jazz takes a whole new direction with Mahogany woods and a dual humbucker setup to produce a warm, rich, and clear sound that is also versatile and ideal to cover a wide range of playing styles and techniques. All the beloved features of the Sälen are maintained but the Jazz goes further with a chambered Mahogany body with a solid Maple top, F-hole, Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard and a set of our new MF Classic humbuckers that provide both vintage-inspired humbucking and single-coil tones for the utmost in sonic versatility.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
One of the most versatile guitars that .strandberg* has developed to date, the Sälen NX Jazz stands out in their lineup with its unique ability to get certain classic sounds that are only possible from Mahogany body and neck with dual humbucker configuration. The Sälen Jazz will produce tones that are thick, warm, and rich with an emphasis in the mid-midrange while maintaining the renowned clarity, definition, responsiveness, and articulation that all .strandberg* guitars are known for. Although ideal for use with clean and low-to-medium gain sounds, the Classic humbuckers still provide plenty of kick for classic 70’s hard rock and 80’s metal sounds.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Sälen NX Jazz is for the serious and open-minded player whose musical taste covers the gamut from clean jazz and roots-oriented music to earthy blues and hard rock sounds. The look, in both Natural or Trans Burgundy, accents the beauty of Mahogany and Rosewood, two of the greatest tone woods ever used on either the electric or acoustic guitar. This guitar is for the player who really wants to hear the tonal qualities of the woods, not the pickups. The MF Classic humbuckers are based on a genuine ’59 PAF but with more kick, clarity and harmonics to faithfully convey the natural sonic character to various amplification systems. Whether you are a working pro or a tone connoisseur hobbyist, the Sälen Jazz delivers the flexibility and inspiring tone for endless musical enjoyment.
- Bolt-On Construction with new sculpted neck joint heel
- Chambered Mahogany Body with Torso Carve
- Solid Maple Top with Mahogany veneer
- Trans Burgundy satin finish
- Approximate Weight: 2.3kg / 5lbs
- Manufactured in Indonesia
NECK & FRETS
- Mahogany neck, Carbon Fiber reinforced
- EndurNeck Profile
- Rosewood Fretboard
- 20" Fretboard Radius
- 24 Frets
- Jescar 57110 Stainless Steel Fretwire
- D'Addario NYXL 10-46 Strings
- Standard Tuning EADGBE
- H-H Pickup Configuration
- Neck: .strandberg* Classic Neck
- Bridge: .strandberg* Classic Bridge
- 5-Way Pickup Selector:
- 1. Neck Series Humbucking
- 2. Neck Partial Split
- 3. Neck Humbucking and Bridge Humbucking
- 4. Neck Inner Coil + Bridge Outer Coil in parallel
- 5. Bridge Series Humbucking
- 1. Neck Series Humbucking
- Master Volume + Master Tone
- .strandberg* EGS Series 7 fixed bridge & string locks
- Black Anodized Hardware
- Original Luminlay Green Side Dots
- Original Luminlay Green Inlays
- Venture Gig Bag included
- NX Multitool and Allen Key Kit included