Jazz by name and jazz by nature, Strandberg’s Sälen Jazz NX is another fantastic entry into the world of semi-hollow instruments for the Swedish instrument manufacturer. At its core sits a semi-hollow mahogany body capped with maple and a mahogany veneer. These tonewoods produce a standout sound compared to other Strandberg models, with a fullness and clarity that are ideal for jazz and any other setting that calls for clean, articulate playing. The Sälen Jazz NX’s body is accented by two versatile MF Classic humbuckers along with Strandberg’s trademark headless design and EndurNeck profile, adding considerable durability and comfort. This axe’s upper register is easily reached thanks to its bolt-on construction and a low-reaching single-cut, with a rosewood multi-scale fingerboard ensuring fast playing across all 24 stainless steel frets. Many of today’s most innovative guitarists employ Strandberg guitars for all of their needs — pick up yours today and experience firsthand what this musical machine can do!
Semi-hollow body tailor-made for jazz and fusion players
As an instrument manufacturer known for their ingenuity and groundbreaking designs, it was inevitable that Strandberg would take their headless workhorses into the semi-hollow realm. The Sälen Jazz NX is perfectly catered to jazz and fusion players with enough versatility to handle genres and playing styles of all kinds. Its mahogany body sports a sprightly maple top with a striking mahogany veneer. This tonewood combination imbues the Sälen Jazz NX with plenty of the warmth and clarity necessary for intricate single-note lines and ringing complex chord shapes.
Incredible tonal array courtesy of Strandberg MF Classic humbuckers
To handle the demands of today’s discerning players and master technicians, Strandberg equipped the Sälen Jazz NX with a pair of their MF Classic humbuckers. Modeled after a set of timeless ’59 PAF pickups in possession of legendary pickup designer Michael Frank, these humbuckers deliver an unmistakable vintage tone complete with the trademark punch, richness, and musicality they have made famous for decades. These full-bodied pickups make this Sälen a genuine jazz machine, with a moderate output that works exceptionally well in fusion, hard rock, and metal settings. The Sälen Jazz NX’s 5-way blade opens up an endless sonic universe for you to explore, offering several pickup combinations to choose from when honing that perfect sound.
Balanced headless design
The Sälen Jazz NX’s headless design removes mass from the headstock for lower weight and improved balance, so you can play marathon sets in total comfort. On the other end, Strandberg’s custom bridge hardware makes an important contribution to the tone of the instrument. Made of lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum, the EGS 7 bridge’s tight component coupling ensures that all the strings’ vibrations are optimally transferred to the tonewoods.
EndurNeck profile and bolt-on design for comfort and playability
At first glance, Strandberg’s acclaimed EndurNeck profile is sure to draw a few questions with its unique shape. Here at Sweetwater, guitarists will all tell you the same thing: the EndurNeck feels even better than it looks. The carbon fiber-reinforced neck sports a rear-shafted trapezoid shape, possessing incredible comfort and noticeable stability. Almost magically, you will feel your grip significantly relax when playing an EndurNeck, leading to longer playing times and fewer injuries. The Sälen Jazz NX’s bolt-on construction, paired with a deep single-cut design, offers easy access to the upper register for increased playability and a more focused punch — a welcome feature uncommon for many other bolt-on guitars.
Multi-scale rosewood fingerboard
The fingerboard of a Strandberg is instantly recognizable for its multi-scale configuration that assigns each string a unique scale length. This allows low strings to intonate better at high tension and makes bending high strings a breeze. The Sälen Jazz NX’s EndurNeck is capped by a 20-inch-radius rosewood fingerboard with a 25–25.5-inch scale length. Not to mention, its 24 jumbo frets are made from stainless steel, a player-favorite fret material for its incredible resistance to wear over time.