Some time ago, I ordered this baby from Ola, and the specs were ready from the get go. I picked this spalted walnut top at last year's Musikmesse, and thus the waiting game started as Ola diligently went through his builds, some of which at the same time as mine.
Fast forward to this year's Musikmesse. Upon arriving and dropping my stuff at the Randall booth, off I went to see Ola, and this was waiting for me, away from the public eye, hidden beneath the exhibition stands:
(that's my sig etched in the control cavity, in case peeps need to know WHOSE .strandberg this is. )
This is what it was doing not even 3 hours after I got it:
Also, since many have asked me what the endurneck looks like in the flesh, here it is:
The idea is for the profile to adapt itself to where your thumb would naturally be in a given point of the neck. In my opinion, it is most successful.
And here is the customary video, this time with a new song called Stranded:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NSS5F176Co]Fred Brum New track - Stranded - .strandberg* #28 8-string - YouTube[/VIDEO]
Specs (and the first pics I posted here plus a ton of others) can be seen here:
#28 – Fred Brum | .strandberg* Guitars
Short spec summary is:
- swamp ash body, bookmatched spalted walnut top;
- 3pc wenge, 2pc maple neck with 4 carbon fiber reinforcement strips;
- Pickups: DiMarzio D Activator 8 bridge, PAF 8 neck;
- EndurNeck (patent pending) ergonomic neck profile;
- 27"-26" multiscale;
- 24 stainless steel jumbo frets
To top it off, here's a fab shot of the guitar and my glorious Beard, courtesy of Laurie Monk, so you can marvel at its figuring...
...and the guitar's:
God I love how those guitars look.