Posts by Ola Strandberg

Fix for snapping Es

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Articles & Tutorials, Instructions and FAQs, Product Images

Attention all .strandberg* guitar or hardware owners: Some batches of hardware have had an issue that will lead to breaking strings (generally, the 1st string) in gauges .009″ – .010″. The root cause has been determined to be a combination of the size of the set screw and the head of the Pozidriv wood screw seen in the picture. The fix is to simply unscrew the set screw, remove the string, drop our newly developed small plate inside, and replace the string and set screw. It has been tested successfully on a variety of guitars and has worked in 100% of the cases. If you are suffering from this issue, please get in touch and we will send you the plate free of...

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2014-1 Batch

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Articles & Tutorials

As you will have seen the past few months, the delivery pace of Made-to-Measure guitars is starting to pick up just a little bit. We have had deliveries of #33, #37, #39, #41, #44, #45, #48, #53 and #54, as well as #59, which was the prototype for Per Nilsson’s Singularity signature model. We are now working hard on filling the gaps in between. At the same time, the material collection is going on for the next batch, which encompasses #61 – #75, in order for the materials to be purchased and acclimatize themselves in the dry Scandinavian climate before being processed. Here are some of the materials that have been purchased: #61 top #62 top #64 top #65 top #66 top #67 top #69 top #72 top #73...

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Parsons Collaboration Part 2

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Articles & Tutorials, Instructions and FAQs, Non Lutherie

As noted earlier, I have been part of a collaboration project with Parsons The New School for Design, and specifically, the Center for Transformative Media, and Mannes College of Music. In the fall of 2013, our first guests in this project included some of the most internationally recognized and innovative guitar designers of recent decades (in addition to myself): Ken Parker, Ned Steinberger, and Gary Lee. Each lecture was accompanied by panel discussions, performances and demonstrations by internationally acclaimed artists including Allan Marcus, Charlie Hunter, Fred Hand, Charles Yang, Barry Salmon, Dom Minasi, & Ratzo Harris. The full lecture that I did, titled “An insight into innovation in Guitar Design” is available on UStream. The Radical Future of Guitar collaboration is continuing during the spring of 2014, with several additional lectures by Ezio Blazetti, Joe Ravo, Michihiro Matsuda, and Florian Vorreiter. Additionally, I have donated scrap (but usable) parts from the Boden 7/8 production, for a group of students to instrument with sensors and assemble into complete guitars. As work progresses, we will make more announcements regarding what will become of them, but suffice it to say that there are lots of exciting plans for them! I have participated via Skype during a few of the classes and I...

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Win a NAMM pass in our slogan contest

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Non Lutherie

A few days ago, we offered our confirmed wait list members an exclusive opportunity to come up with a new slogan for .strandberg* guitars and win a free pass to the NAMM show, which takes place in Anaheim, CA on Jan 23-26. The instructions were simple: come up with a short and descriptive slogan for .strandberg* Guitars. We have had a few over the years, for example “Innovation & Collaboration” which is what was on the original business cards, “headless, multi-scale and extended range guitars crafted to your unique requirements” which is in current e-mail signatures and “ergononic guitars” which appears on current marketing materials. We are happy to announce the winners, who are: Todd Kreger for “Ambitiously Crafted. Progressively Played.” Gary Singleton for “Style. Sound. Sophistication. Sonically Engineered with Your Dreams.” Congratulations! We look forward to seeing you in Anaheim in a few...

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Final Reminder for Wait List Confirmation

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Non Lutherie

Important information to those that are on the Made to Measure waitlist: If you have confirmed your spot on the wait list, you should have received a confirmation e-mail today. If you have not responded, you should have received a final reminder to confirm your spot. If you have not received any of these communications, check your junk e-mail, or think back if you might have signed up using a different e-mail address. Contact us if you do not receive the email since you will lose your spot...

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Waitlist Review

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Non Lutherie

Important information to those that are on the Made to Measure waitlist: Today, you will be receiving an email with instructions how to confirm your interest in remaining on the waitlist. If you have not received it, check your junk e-mail, or think back if you might have signed up using a different e-mail address. Contact us if you do not receive the email since you might lose your spot...

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