One of the most unique iterations of the heralded Boden lineup, the original Boden Masvidalien Cosmo Edition quickly became a favorite amongst not only Cynic and Paul Masvidal fans, but guitar players who sought something different which stood out from the crowd – both aesthetically and sonically. The Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo retains all of the great features of the Masvidalien Cosmo while adding the new NX features to provide the latest in .strandberg* innovations. The Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo features chambered Swamp Ash body with a Maple top for a superbly balanced and punchy sound and an open pore Poplar Burl veneer top for a dramatic and unique finish, quartersawn Maple neck with Richlite fretboard accented with his trademark Masvidalien inlay across the fretboard. The new .strandberg* EGS Rev 7 hardware, new neck-heel and arm bevel carves, and Venture Gig Bag round out the updates which increase the instrument’s functionality, playing comfort, and overall value.
What makes it special?
Paul challenged us to come up with a guitar that sounded better than anything else he had played, and this goal was achieved by a single EMG 57 bridge pickup and an active EMG VMC tone control which provide a broad array of great sounds while retaining a minimalistic look that Paul sought.
What does it do?
The Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo has all of the acclaimed features of the .strandberg* Boden but adds some unique features of its own such as the single EMG 57 bridge pickup with EMG VMC active tone control, the signature inlay on the Richlite fretboard, and the Poplar Burl veneer top with Trans Gray Burst finish that Paul appropriately described as “cosmo”.
Who is it for?
The Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo is for the adventurous prog-metal player who appreciates cutting-edge features in a minimalist design that provides optimum playability and tonal flexibility. Sonically versatile despite its visual minimalism, the Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo with its active electronics provides a wealth of useful sounds to cover a wide variety of playing styles and musical genres. From crunchy metal rhythm and searing lead tones to hyper-clean and everything in between, the Masvidalien NX 6 Cosmo is an instrument for the modern musician who is interested in breaking new musical grounds.
- Bolt-On Construction
- Chambered Body with Arm, Torso and Heel Carves
- Space Burst Poplar Burl Veneer over Solid Maple Top
- Swamp Ash Body
- Black Space Burst Satin Polyurethane Finish
- Manufactured in Indonesia
- .strandberg* EGS Pro 7 Fixed Bridge & String Locks
- Black Anodized Hardware
- Original Luminlay™ Green Side Dots
- Original Luminlay™ Green Inlays
Neck & Frets
- Quartersawn Maple neck with Carbon Fiber reinforcement
- EndurNeck™ Profile
- Richlite fretboard
- Masvidalien Signature Inlay
- 20″ Fretboard Radius
- 24 Frets
- Jescar 51100 Stainless Steel Fretwire (57110 for zero-fret)
- D’Addario NYXL 10-46 strings
- Standard tuning EADGBE
- Venture Gig Bag included
- Allen Key Kit included
- NX Multitool included
- Strap optional
- Deluxe Toolkit optional
- H – Pickup Configuration
- Bridge: EMG™ 57 pickup
- 2-Way Voice Selector
- VMC active tone disengaged
- VMC active tone engaged
- Master Volume
- Master Tone
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Strandberg. This NX 6 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer’s warranty.
note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you’ll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.