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BODEN ORIGINAL NX 6

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PRICE: ORIGIN: £1,664 Indonesia (inc Venture gigbag)

TYPE: Double-cutaway chambered-body headless electric

BODY: 2-piece, centre-joined chambered sassafras with flame (or quilted) maple veneered maple top

NECK: Maple with 5-ply carbon fibre reinforcem­ent, bolt-on

SCALE LENGTH: 635-648mm (25-25.5”)

NUT/WIDTH: EGS Rev7 string lock/41.7mm

FINGERBOAR­D: Bird’s eye maple, Luminlay face and side dot markers, 508mm (20”) radius FRETS: 24, medium jumbo stainless steel (Jescar)

HARDWARE: EGS Rev7 fixed bridge/ tuning system STRING SPACING,

BRIDGE: 52mm

ELECTRICS: Suhr SSH+ (bridge) and SSV (neck) direct-mount open-coiled humbuckers, 5-way lever pickup selector switch, master volume and tone controls

WEIGHT (kg/lb): 2.07/4.56 OPTIONS: Available in 7- and 8-string versions, with Fishman Fluence Modern pickups, at £1,728 and £1,800

RANGE OPTIONS: The Boden NX is also available in Fusion, Prog, Metal and Classic families – see website for details

LEFT-HANDERS: Not currently

FINISHES: Charcoal black (as reviewed), Autumn Red – satin body colours with natural satin neck finish

PROS Beautifull­y detailed ergonomic design and crisp build; light weight; balance; superb fretwork and setup; immensely versatile yet simple drive

CONS Obviously, not everyone will enjoy the headless style or the unusual neck shape

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