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Made to Measure
The Made to Measure guitars were made in Sweden up until 2018. We worked together with the customer to pick out materials from specialized instrument wood vendors from all over the world to ensure high quality and correct humidity levels, etc. We then tailored every aspect of the guitar to order, making it a project of its own, including 3D modeling and CNC programming.
Strictly 7 Guitars & Washburn Custom Shop
During a period of 2012 and 2013, Boden 7 and Boden 8 models were manufactured on a license by Strictly 7 Guitars in Ohio, USA. That license was subsequently revoked. Between 2013 and mid 2015, our Custom Shop was based at the Washburn Custom Shop in Illinois, USA, which unfortunately shut down after a decision by its owners US Music Corporation. They manufactured our Boden 6, 7, 8, CL7 as well as the Varberg and Masvidalien models.
Swedish Custom Shop
From 2015 to 2018, our Custom Shop and some Signature guitars, i.e. the Boden, and Varberg models as well as the Boden CL7 and Masvidalien were made in Sweden, alongside the Made to Measure guitars. We offered an increased set of options for these guitars, and each build of a particular model shared the same CNC programming.
Boden J line
In early 2016, we launched the Boden J line. These guitars were offered as premium guitars Made in Japan by Dyna Gakki, and replaced the earlier “base specification” Custom Shop guitars, at a lower price point. The intention was for the Boden J line to be kept in stock for immediate delivery, but due to currency exchange rate and other reasons, we no longer export the Boden J guitars outside of Japan.
Our production Boden OS guitars, produced from 2014 to 2017 were either made by World Musical Instruments in Korea or Yako Musical Instruments in China.
During a brief period in 2018, we made custom guitars under the label USA Select in the USA. These guitars were made to order with several but limited custom options, and assembled by master builders at Desert Son Musical Instruments in Arizona.