Wiring diagrams and electronic parts

In this article you will find wiring diagrams and most of the necessary information about the electronics found in the current .strandberg* product lineup. You will also find wiring diagrams for older and discontinued models as well as some clarification on the functionality of some of the electronic parts used in our wiring.

Electronic parts and wiring diagrams for current models

Production models
Boden Original NX 6 
Boden Original NX 7 / 8
Boden Prog NX 6
Boden Prog NX 7
Boden Fusion NX 6
Boden Metal NX 6
Boden Metal NX 7 / 8
Boden Classic NX 6
Boden Standard 6 / 7 / 8
Boden Standard 6 Tremolo
Boden 6 True Temperament
Boden 7 / 8 True Temperament
Sälen Classic & Deluxe 
Sälen Jazz
Boden Bass Original 4 / 5
Boden Bass Prog 4 / 5
Artist Series

Boden Plini Edition
Boden Plini Edition Neck-Thru
Singularity 7 True Temperament
Singularity 8 True Temperament
Boden Standard 6 Sarah Longfield Edition
Boden Metal 8 Sarah Longfield Edition
Boden Alex Machacek Edition
Boden Masvidalien Cosmo

Limited Editions

Boden 6 DR Titanium
Boden Fusion 6 LE Titanium
Boden Classic 6 Tremolo LE Svarten
Boden Standard 6 Tremolo LE Dala

Boden Original NX 6

Pickup bridge: Suhr SSH+ Bridge Humbucker 53mm
Pickup neck: Suhr SSV Neck Humbucker
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H5-08-R1

Boden Original NX 7 / 8

Pickup bridge: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic
Pickup neck: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico
Pots (all positions): Fishman 25K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft, Push-Pull
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch S+T 3-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 0,22uF Mylar film cap (tone), Battery box
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H3-03-R1

Boden Prog NX 6

Pickup bridge: Suhr SSH+ Bridge Humbucker 53mm
Pickup neck: Suhr SSV Neck Humbucker
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H5-08-R1

Boden Prog NX 7

Pickup bridge: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic
Pickup neck: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico
Pots (all positions): Fishman 25K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft, Push-Pull
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch S+T 3-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 0,22uF Mylar film cap (tone), Battery box
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H3-03-R1

Boden Fusion NX 6

Pickup bridge: Suhr SSV+ Bridge Humbucker 53mm
Pickup middle: Suhr V60LP
Pickup neck: Suhr SSV Neck Humbucker
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-HSH5-04-R1

Boden Metal NX 6

Pickup bridge: Suhr Aldrich Bridge 53mm
Pickup neck: Suhr Aldrich Neck
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H5-08-R1

Boden Metal NX 7 / 8

Pickup bridge: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic
Pickup neck: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico
Pots (all positions): Fishman 25K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft, Push-Pull
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch S+T 3-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 0,22uF Mylar film cap (tone), Battery box
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H3-03-R1

Boden Classic NX 6

Pickup bridge: Suhr Thornbucker Bridge 53mm
Pickup middle: Suhr V60LP Mid RW/RP
Pickup neck: Suhr V60LP Neck
Pots: CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Split Shaft (volume) CTS 250K Audio Taper 6mm Split Shaft (tone)
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone), 499K resistor (volume resistance compensation for single coils)
Wiring diagram: EL-HSS5-02-R1

Boden Standard 6 / 7 / 8

Pickup bridge: .strandberg* OEM
Pickup neck: .strandberg* OEM
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H5-06-R2 (6-string) EL-H0H5-07-R2 (7- and 8-string)

Boden Standard 6 Tremolo

Pickup bridge: .strandberg* OEM
Pickup middle: .strandberg* OEM RW/RP
Pickup neck: .strandberg* OEM
Pots: CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Split Shaft (volume), CTS 250K Audio Taper 6mm Split Shaft (tone)
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone), 499K resistor (volume resistance compensation for single coils)
Wiring diagram: EL-HSS5-02-R1

Boden 6 True Temperament

Pickup bridge: Suhr SSH+ Bridge Humbucker 53mm
Pickup neck: Suhr SSV Neck Humbucker
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H5-08-R1

Boden 7 / 8 True Temperament

Pickup bridge: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic
Pickup neck: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico
Pots (all positions): Fishman 25K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft, Push-Pull
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch S+T 3-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 0,22uF Mylar film cap (tone), Battery box
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H3-03-R1

Sälen Classic & Deluxe

Pickup bridge: Suhr Classic T Bridge (custom .strandberg* model)
Pickup neck: Suhr Classic T Neck
Pots (all positions): CTS 250K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch S+T 3-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-S0S3-01-R2

Sälen Jazz

Pickup bridge: .strandberg* MF Classic Bridge Humbucker
Pickup neck: .strandberg* MF Classic Neck Humbucker
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H5-03-R4

Boden Bass Original 4 / 5

Pickup bridge: Custom Nordstrand Zen Blade
Pickup neck: Custom Nordstrand Zen Blade
Pots: 250K Audio Taper 6mm Splined Split Shaft, Push/Pull (volume), 250K Audio Taper 6mm Splined Split Shaft, dual pot with detent (balance), 50KB 6mm Splined Split Shaft, concentric pot with center detent (bass/treble stack), 50KB 6mm Splined Split Shaft, Push/Pull 2-pole pot with center detent (midrange), 250K Audio Taper 6mm Splined Split Shaft (passive tone).
Jack: Pure Tone PTT2 Stereo Jack
Additional: 120uF/0,033uF Mylar film cap (midrange control frequency select), 0,047uF Mylar film cap (passive tone), Nordstrand 3-band Preamp/EQ, Battery box
Wiring diagram: EL-S0SB-01-R1

Boden Bass Prog 4 / 5

Pickup bridge: Nordstrand BigRig Humbucker
Pickup neck: Nordstrand BigRig Humbucker
Pots: 500KB Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft, Push/Pull 2-pole (volume), 500KA+C 6mm Solid Shaft, dual pot with center detent (balance), 50KB 6mm Splined Solid Shaft with center detent (all tone controls).
Jack: Pure Tone PTT2 Stereo Jack
Additional: 120uF/0,033uF Mylar film cap (midrange control frequency select), 0,047uF Mylar film cap (passive tone), Darkglass Tone Capsule Preamp, Battery box
Wiring diagram: EL-H0HB-01-R1

Boden Plini Edition

Pickup bridge: Suhr SSH+ Bridge Humbucker 53mm
Pickup neck: Suhr SSV Neck Humbucker
Pot: CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch S+T 3-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed)
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H3-02-R1

Boden Plini Edition Neck-Thru

Pickup bridge: .strandberg* MF Plini Edition Bridge Humbucker
Pickup neck: .strandberg* MF Plini Edition Neck Humbucker
Pot: CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch S+T 3-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H3-05-R1

Singularity 7 True Temperament

Pickup bridge:  Lundgren Modern Vintage Bridge Humbucker – angled
Pickup middle: Lundgren 7-string single-coil – angled
Pickup neck: Lundgren Modern Vintage Neck Humbucker – angled
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-HSH5-06-R1

Singularity 8 True Temperament

Pickup bridge: Lundgren M8 Bridge Humbucker – angled
Pickup neck: Lundgren M8 Neck Humbucker – angled
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch S+T 3-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H3-07-R1

Boden Standard 6 Sarah Longfield Edition

Pickup bridge: .strandberg* OEM
Pickup neck: .strandberg* OEM
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H5-06-R2

Boden Metal 8 Sarah Longfield Edition

Pickup bridge: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic
Pickup neck: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico
Pots (all positions): Fishman 25K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft, Push-Pull
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch S+T 3-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 0,22uF Mylar film cap (tone), Battery box
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H3-03-R1

Boden Alex Machacek Edition

Pickup bridge: Suhr DSV+ Bridge Humbucker 53mm
Pickup middle: Suhr V60LP
Pickup neck: Suhr DSV Neck Humbucker
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-HSH5-05-R2

Boden Masvidalien Cosmo

Pickup bridge: EMG 57
Pots: 1602-D20RL-A25K (volume), EMG VMC Active Tone Control (tone)
Jack: PureTone mono Jack
Additional: 2201 BN-T ON-ON (mini toggle VMC active tone selector), Battery box
Wiring diagram: EL-00H2-01-R1

Boden 6 DR Titanium

Pickup bridge: .strandberg* MF Original Bridge Humbucker
Pickup neck: .strandberg* MF Original Neck Humbucker
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft
Switch: Oak Grigsby 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H5-03-R2

Boden Fusion 6 LE Titanium

Pickup bridge: .strandberg* MF Fusion Bridge Humbucker
Pickup middle: .strandberg* MF Fusion Middle Single-Coil
Pickup neck: .strandberg* MF Fusion Neck Humbucker
Pots: CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft (volume), 500K Audio Taper 6mm Solid Shaft, Push-Pull (tone)
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone), HSX circuit
Wiring diagram: EL-HSH5-03-R2

Boden Classic 6 Tremolo LE Svarten

Pickup bridge: Suhr Thornbucker Bridge 53mm
Pickup middle: Suhr V60LP Mid RW/RP
Pickup neck: Suhr V60LP Neck
Pots: CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Split Shaft (volume) CTS 250K Audio Taper 6mm Split Shaft (tone)
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone), 499K resistor (volume resistance compensation for single coils)
Wiring diagram: EL-HSS5-02-R1

Boden Standard 6 Tremolo LE Dala

Pickup bridge: Suhr SSH+ Bridge Humbucker 53mm
Pickup neck: Suhr SSV Neck Humbucker
Pots (all positions): CTS 500K Audio Taper 6mm Split Shaft
Switch: Schaller Megaswitch M 5-way
Jack: Switchcraft Stereo Jack
Additional: 680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed), 0,022uF Mylar film cap (tone)
Wiring diagram: EL-H0H5-08-R1

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Electronic parts and wiring diagrams for older and discontinued models

Over the years, various wiring schemes have been used for our guitars. If you want to restore your guitar to the original wiring, or change to a different wiring, please feel free to use the resources below.

Model Wiring Description Diagram
.strandberg* MF Pickups (all models except Plini signature set) Pickup wire colors and polarities Download
.strandberg* MF Pickups (including single-coil middle) Pickup wire colors and polarities Download
.strandberg* MF Plini Signature Pickups Pickup wire colors and polarities Download
Boden 2020 models with .strandberg* MF Pickups (Original/Prog/Metal Neckthrough/True Temperament 6/DR Titanium), Sälen Jazz .strandberg* MF Pickups H-H, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone Download
Boden 2020 models with .strandberg* MF Pickups (Fusion Neckthrough/Fusion Ti LE) .strandberg* MF Pickups H-S-H, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone Download
Boden Plini Edition 2020 with .strandberg* MF Pickups
.strandberg* MF Pickups H-H, 3-way switch, Master Volume Download
Boden OS 6 (Seymour Duncan pickups) Seymour Duncan H-H, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone Download
Lace H-H, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone (NOTE: this is a mod that does coil tap in positions 2 and 4, it was never shipped with a guitar.) Download
Boden Original 6, Prog 6 Suhr H-H, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone - full humbuckers in pos 3
Download
Suhr H-H, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone - outer coils humbuckers in pos 3 Download
Boden Original 7/8, Prog 7, Metal 6/7/8 Fishman Fluence H-H, 3-way switch, Master Volume + Voice 1/2, Master Tone + Coil Split Download
Boden Fusion Suhr H-S-H, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone (middle pickup on pos 3 used - 2017-12) Download
Suhr H-S-H, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone (outer coils on pos 3 used 2018-01 -) Download
Boden Classic 6 Trem (H-S-S) .strandberg* H-S-S, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone Download
Boden Classic 7/8 (H-H) .strandberg* H-H, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone Download
Boden Standard 6 Trem (H-S-S)
.strandberg* H-S-S, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone
Download
Boden Standard 6 (H-H) .strandberg* H-H, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone Download
Boden Standard 7/8 .strandberg* H-H, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone Download
Boden Plini Edition Suhr H-H, 3-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone - split inner coils on position 2 Download
Boden Alex Machacek Edition Suhr H-S-H, 5-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone Download
Boden Paul Masvidal Edition EMG 57, VMC, Master Volume Download
Sälen Classic/Deluxe Suhr S-S, 3-way switch, Master Volume, Master Tone Download

Functionality clarifications

680pf ceramic cap and 150K resistor in parallel (treble bleed)

These two components are wired between the input and output of the volume pot to "bleed" treble frequencies through it and avoid muddy tone on lower settings. Loss of high frequencies does not trace back to the pot itself, but is instead a result of how a cable and preamp reacts to the added load of the pot. Hence the treble loss behaviour will be different in relation to cable properties and preamp construction. On some amps you might not need the treble bleed circuit at all and on some amps, it's almost necessary. In any case, whenever experiencing treble loss, the pot itself is rarely to blame and a change of pot will unlikely make any difference. This phenomenon is closely related to high output impedance and as such, mostly passive pickups are affected. Active pickups commonly have a notably lower output impedance which means that little to no treble loss will come from turning the volume pot down.

499K resistor (volume resistance compensation for single coils)

This resistor is wired in parallel with the resistance of the volume pot whenever a single coil or split humbucker pickup position is chosen on certain models. This makes the pickup(s) see a volume control load that more closely resembles what is commonly used for single coil pickups (approximately 250k) and soften the tone from these. 

0,047uF Mylar film cap (tone control frequency compensation for humbucker on the switch)

This cap is wired in series with the cap on the tone control to alter the cutoff-frequency between humbucker and single-coil pickup positions on certain models. This means that the value of the tone control cap will effectively be 0,047uF in single-coil pickup positions and 0,022uF in humbucking pickup positions.

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