Where are .strandberg* guitars made?
Starting with the so called "Genre Models", i.e. the Original, Prog, Fusion, Metal, in 2017, we moved production to our own production line at PT Cort in Indonesia. In terms of overseas production in this segment, they are by far the leaders and supply many of the world’s leading manufacturers with great guitars. The materials that go into these guitars are of the exact same high quality as the previous made .strandberg* guitars, but is purchased in bulk, along with purchases for some of the biggest brands on the planet.
We are very proud of all that we sell, and put significant effort into choosing our suppliers and sourcing raw materials. You can read a little bit about our Indonesian manufacturing line and the quality assurance processes here and here.
Besides from our production in Indonesia, strandberg* has also worked with legendary guitar builder and designer Nick Sugimoto in Japan for many years, producing some of the highest quality .strandberg* guitars in very limited quantities for the Japanese market. These Japan-only instruments were marketed and sold in the Japanese market as “J Custom” and “Master Artist” but now, these highly sought-after guitars are finally available to the rest of the world as “J Artisan” to highlight the highest level of craftsmanship of Nick Sugimoto and his small team of master builders. In high demand from rest of the world for years, these one-of-a-kind .strandberg* instruments are now finally available from .strandberg* Guitars in US and EU and a few select authorized .strandberg* dealers.
Read more about the Japanses made guitars, and find the current offerings here.