Strandberg debuts headless Tele-style electrics
The Sälen is the Swedish brand’s innovative take on the iconic guitar.
The Sälen Classic (top) and Deluxe (bottom)
Strandberg has channeled its bold and inventive spirit into creating a progressive version of one of the most iconic guitars ever built: the Telecaster. Enter the Sälen, a headless T-style axe that has one foot firmly in the past and the other stepping into the future.
The Sälen is available in two versions: Classic and Deluxe. The former has a solid alder or swamp ash body, while the latter has a chambered alder or swamp ash body with a maple top. Alder-bodied models come with a pau ferro fretboard, and swamp ash models have roasted maple fretboards. Both are fanned, 20-inch-radius fingerboards with 24 stainless steel frets.
Besides those, the Classic and Deluxe share many high-end features and specs.
They have carbon fiber-reinforced five-piece roasted maple necks, the company’s patented EndurNeck profiles, Luminlay inlays and side dot markers, and what Strandberg claims to be “aerospace-grade hardware.” Finally, Suhr Classic T Bridge and Neck single-coils—wired to a three-way switch—provide the bite, raunch and smoothness associated with Teles.
Listen to the Sälen guitars here:
The Sälen Classic lists for $1,795, and the Sälen Deluxe lists from $2,095. More information at strandbergguitars.com.