Strandberg Sälen Classic Ice Blue Metallic
The Sälen 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 our guitars are known for. The Sälen is at once familiar and strikingly bold, vintage and futuristic, yesterday and tomorrow.
The inspiration from which the Sälen sprouted from sparked a musical revolution that still resonates today, and we sought to take this inspiration to a new level of look, functionality, ergonomics, sound and playability. Incorporating our lightweight headless design, multi-scale fanned frets, the patented EndurNeck, and aerospace-grade hardware, you get all of the features that a Strandberg guitar is acclaimed for but also with the look and sound that conjures up the glorious eras of guitar-driven music, from classic rock to pop and country to jazz.
The Sälen is available in two distinctive models: Sälen Deluxe with a chambered Alder or Swamp Ash body with Maple top and Sälen Classic with solidbody Alder or Swamp Ash. Swamp Ash body guitars are mated with Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard for the 50’s vibe and sound while the Alder body guitars have the Pau Ferro fretboard for a 60’s type of visual and sonic character. Either way, you get all the great classic sounds with the distinctive Strandberg clarity, articulation, woody warmth and breadth to let your style and sound speak like never before.
To get this natural organic character to the amplifier clearly and faithfully without compromise, the Sälen features the Suhr Classic T Bridge and Neck pickups. These pickups are amongst the most acclaimed in the industry for providing the characteristics of the best vintage pickups while taming other less desirable artifacts like too much treble or not enough output. The result is a full yet biting and raunchy bridge pickup and a warm and smooth neck pickup that provide a surprisingly wide range of great sounds with both clean and overdriven amp settings.
Solid Alder body
EndurNeck™ profile neck
5-pc (3x) Roasted Maple neck with (2x) Carbon Fiber fillets
Pau Ferro fretboard
25.5” – 25” scale
24 x stainless steel frets
.strandberg* EGS Series 5 bridge & string locks, Chrome
Learn more about the endurneck here.
Custom made Suhr™ Classic T pickups
Anodized Aluminium Volume/Tone controls
Original Luminlay™ side dot markers
Original Luminlay™ fret markers (offset low > 12th < high) 2.3 kg / 5 lbs approximate weight .010 – .046 strings Ice Blue Metallic gloss finish Standard Lightweight Gig Bag