From strandbergguitars.com: “Strandberg Guitars is committed to innovation. We continuously strive towards new solutions that address the needs of guitarists today. The global musician community is engaged in the design process.
The process is public and documented on-line. The results are licensed under Creative Commons Share-And-Share-Alike 3.0 Licensing. What started as a hobby in 1982 has grown into a business centered around the .strandberg* brand and the Ergonomic Guitar System.
We craft our instruments in Uppsala, Sweden, by hand where “feel” is required and by CNC where precision is required. The unique and in-house designed EGS hardware is also manufactured and assembled in Uppsala, Sweden from the highest quality materials.
Ola built about a dozen instruments (guitars and basses) between 1984 and 1993 and worked at Uppsala Musikverkstad and HBL (the Swedish Charvel/Jackson distributor) as a guitar technician for several years. He also played in a number of local bands.
He originally trained to become a mechanical engineer and worked as such for several years, acquiring CAD/CAM skills as well as extensive experience of product development and prototype machining of components, but has since moved on to the software industry. Development of the Ergonomic Guitar System started in 2007.”