Luthier

Åstrand Guitars

Luthier
Ted Åstrand
Founded
2010
Location
Gothenburg, Sweden

Based in Gothenberg, Sweden, Åstrand Guitars is a one-man workshop, creating steel-string guitars to the highest quality. Trained and influenced in art as well as lutherie, Ted’s understanding and love of Swedish design only enhances his sophisticated aesthetics. 

As the first apprentice to Jason Kostal, as well as acquiring a Bachelor's degree in guitar making, Ted has a wide array of experience equipping him to build sensational guitars with great tonality, playability and maximum responsiveness.

“My guitars land in the category of the modern approach to sound.”

Superstar Swedish luthier Ted Åstrand is now classed as one of the finest guitar builders in the world. In a relatively short career, his work is now in the hands of customers all over the globe.  Famous for his excellence in tonal characteristics, articulation and an elegantly judged sense of lines.

"I have had TNAG as one of my main representatives since we first started working together back in 2014. I am only represented by the dealers I feel are among the finest in the world and share the same passion and joy for fine handmade instruments as I do. I truly believe them to be one of the finest guitar showrooms in the world and I feel very privileged to be part of the team."

Ted Åstrand

The Guitars

Ted offers two base models— Å-OM and the Å-SJ. Below we explore each in more detail

Models

Å-OM

Based upon the standard OM, this is Ted's interpretation of a mid-size guitar, built for maximum comfort and responsiveness.

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*

Dimensions
Length
498mm
Waist
227mm
Lower bout
385mm
Upper bout
278mm
Standard specifications
Top
European spruce
Back & sides
East Indian Rosewood
Bridge
Rosewood or Ebony
Bridge pins
Ebony
Binding
Rosewood, Ebony or matching wood to back & sides with B/W/B purfling
End graft
Mitred triangular or rectangular
Top braces
European spruce
Back braces
European spruce
Neck
Honduran Mahogany (graphite reinforced)
Headstock
Solid with bevelled edges
Headcap veneer
Rosewood, Ebony or matching wood to back & sides
Saddle
Compensated bone
Fretboard
Ebony (including fretboard binding)
Bridge string spacing
Custom
Fretboard radius
16” or 20”
Neck profile
Custom
Scale
25.5” or 25”
Neck joint
14 or 13 fret
Truss rod
Double action
Tuners
Gotoh 510 minis
Body Finish
High gloss nitrocellulose lacque
Neck finish
Satin Nitrocellulose lacquer or oil finish
Ted's Notes

“The Å-OM is my interpretation of the perfect midsize guitar. It has a lower bout width of 385mm, slightly larger than a standard OM and a smaller upper bout for better balance and comfort. It is built for maximum responsive-ness and is a great fingerstyle guitar. Even though it’s built light and to be responsive it can be formed to suit any style of music and your personal playing style.” 

Å-SJ

The largest model Ted offers, with all the power and depth you'd expect from a jumbo sized guitar.

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*

Dimensions
Length
509mm
Waist
232mm
Lower bout
400mm
Upper bout
286mm
Standard specifications
Top
European spruce
Back & sides
East Indian Rosewood
Bridge
Rosewood or Ebony
Bridge pins
Ebony
Binding
Rosewood, Ebony or matching wood to back & sides with B/W/B purfling
End graft
Mitred triangular or rectangular
Top braces
European spruce
Back braces
European spruce
Neck
Honduran Mahogany (graphite reinforced)
Headstock
Solid with bevelled edges
Headcap veneer
Rosewood, Ebony or matching wood to back & sides
Saddle
Compensated bone
Nut
Bone
Fretboard
Ebony (including fretboard binding)
Nut width
Custom
Bridge string spacing
Custom
Fretboard radius
16” or 20”
Neck profile
Custom
Scale
25.5”
Neck joint
14 or 13 fret
Truss rod
Double action
Tuners
Gotoh 510 minis
Body Finish
High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck finish
Satin Nitrocellulose lacquer or oil finis
Ted's Notes

“The Å-SJ is my largest model with a lower bout width of 400mm. It has a tight waist and a relatively small upper bout which makes it very comfortable to hold and play, it’s perceived as being a much smaller guitar. It sits very balanced in the lap and is a joy to play. It has a deep, loud voice, is very responsive and suits perfectly for fingerstyle guitar. Even though it’s built light and to be responsive it can be formed to suit any style of music and your personal playing style.” 

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All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied