What strings are fitted on my guitar?

Over time, we have used a few different brands, but generally with the same gauges. To calculate the string tension in regards to individual string length (scale), gauge, and tuning, please use D'Addario's online tool for this purpose: http://web.daddario.com/StringTensionPro/Search

We currently use the following strings on all production models (for tensions and scale lengths, see below):

  • 6-string: D'Addario NYXL 10 - 46 (10 - 13 - 17 - 26 - 36 - 46)
  • 7-string: D'Addario NYXL Optimized for .strandberg* 9.5 - 64 (9.5 - 13 - 16 - 24 - 34 - 46 - 64)
  • 8-string: D'Addario NYXL Optimized for .strandberg* 9 - 84 (9 - 12 - 15 - 22 - 30 - 42 - 56 - 84)

The original Boden OS guitars (6- and 7-strings 2014-2015) were fitted with:

  • 6-string: D'Addario XL10 - 46
  • 7-string: D'Addario XL 10 - 46 + 59
  • 7-string Singularity, regular frets and True Temperament, GHS 9 - 56 (9 - 11 - 16 - 24 - 32 - 42 - 56)

When we introduced the Boden OS 8, i.e. from 2015, we changed to:

  • 6-string: D'Addario XL 10 - 46
  • 7-string: .strandberg* (GHS) Optimized Tension Strings 9.5 - 64
  • 8-string: .strandberg* (GHS) Optimized Tension Strings 9 - 84

Gauges and tensions (from stringtensionpro.com)

6-string: D'addario NYXL 10 - 46

String/Tuning
Scale Length Gauge Tension
1/E 25.00" / 635.0 mm 0.010" / 0.254 mm 15.59 lbs / 7.36 kg
2/B 25.08" / 637.0 mm 0.013" / 0.330 mm 14.89 lbs / 6.98 kg
3/G 25.17" / 639.3 mm 0.017" / 0.432 mm 16.15 lbs / 7.52 kg
4/D 25.25" / 641.4 mm 0.026" / 0.660 mm 17.96 lbs / 8.31 kg
5/A 25.33" / 643.4 mm 0.036" / 0.914 mm 18.70 lbs / 8.60 kg
6/E 25.50" / 647.7 mm 0.046" / 1.168 mm 16.83 lbs / 7.63 kg

7-string: D:addario NYXL Optimized for .strandberg* 9.5 - 64

String/Tuning Scale Length Gauge Tension
1/E 25.50" / 647.7 mm 0.0095" / 0.241 mm 14.64 lbs / 6.64 kg
2/B 25.63" / 651.0 mm 0.013" / 0.330 mm 15.55 lbs / 7.05 kg
3/G 25.75" / 654.1 mm 0.016" / 0.406 mm 14.97 lbs / 6.79 kg
4/D 25.88" / 657.4 mm 0.024" / 0.610 mm 16.13 lbs / 7.32 kg
5/A 26.00" / 660.4 mm 0.034" / 0.864 mm 17.82 lbs / 8.08 kg
6/E 26.13" / 663.7 mm 0.046" / 1.168 mm 17.67 lbs / 8.01 kg
7/B 26.25" / 666.8 mm 0.064" / 1.626 mm 19.50 lbs / 8.85 kg
( 7/Drop A ) 26.25" / 666.8 mm 0.064" / 1.626 mm 15.48 lbs /  7.02 kg

8-string: D'addario NYXL Optimized for .strandberg* 9 - 84

String/Tuning Scale Length Gauge Tension
1/E 26.50" / 673.1 mm 0.009" / 0.216 mm 12.66 lbs / 5.74 kg
2/B 26.71" / 678.4 mm 0.012" / 0.305 mm 14.39 lbs / 6.53 kg
3/G 26.93" / 684.0 mm 0.015" / 0.381 mm 14.39 lbs / 6.53 kg
4/D 27.14" / 689.4 mm 0.022" / 0.533 mm 13.51 lbs / 6.13 kg
5/A 27.36" / 694.9 mm 0.030" / 0.762 mm 15.92 lbs / 7.22 kg
6/E 27.57" / 700.3 mm 0.042" / 1.067 mm 16.71 lbs / 7.58 kg
7/B 27.79" / 705.9 mm 0.056" / 1.422 mm 16.72 lbs / 7.58 kg
8/F# 28.00" / 711.2 mm 0.084" / 2.1336 mm 20.3 lbs / 9.07 kg
( 8/Drop E ) 28.00" / 711.2 mm 0.084" / 2.1336 mm 16.11 lbs / 7.31 kg

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