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Pat Smear

A Deep Bond

The Germs, Nirvana, Foo Fighters

Hagstrom Pat Smear Signature Hero

Hagstrom Pat Smear Signature

Pat Smear needs no introduction. He has been in the vanguard of music history his entire career, from the early years as a founding member of the seminal punk band “The Germs”, to his stint with the legendary Nirvana, and on to his current role laying down colossal riffs for the Foo Fighters. Hagstrom has been his instrument of choice since the 1970’s, creating a deep and authentic bond that has lasted decades.

We at Hagstrom Guitars were both pleased and honored to be given the task of transforming his privately customized and road-proven vintage Hagstrom into the Pat Smear Signature guitar you see here. An additional source of pride for us is that the Pat Smear Signature guitar you find at your Hagstrom dealer is identical to the one Pat plays night after night on some of the largest stages in the world.

Pick one up at your Hagstrom dealer and join us in this unique, historic relationship.

A Combination of H-II and Super Swede

This slick black beauty is a voluptuous blend of vintage Hagstrom H-IIN-OT and modern-day Super Swede. Its sleek mahogany body and deeply contoured maple top provide a deep, projecting platform for Hagstrom’s Custom 58 AlNiCo humbucking pickups, enabling the guitar to cut through the mix and sit right in the middle of the Foo’s triple-guitar onslaught. Elegant, clean tones meet highly saturated distortion. Just what Pat ordered.

Colors

Black Gloss
Black Gloss
Wild Cherry Transparent
Wild Cherry Transparent
Hagstrom Pat Smear Guitar Toggle Switch
The Germs Logo around Toogle Switch
Hagstrom Pat Smear Bridge
Block Stop Tailpiece
Hagstrom Pat Smear Body Silhouette
Body Silhouette
Hagstrom Pat Smear Headstock with Signature
Pat’s Signature
Hagstrom Pat Smear Signature Side
Side
Pat Smear Signature Red
Wild Cherry Transparent
The Germs Logo

“If you don't know this name, you damn well should. As well as being one third of Foo Fighters' triple-pronged guitar assault, Pat was also in Nirvana and played in the Germs before that. If signature guitars are a reward for influence, Pat Smear has definitely earned it.”
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Pat Smear Signature Specs

Body

  • Material: Mahogany
  • Top: Custom Carved Maple

Neck

  • Material: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set Neck
  • Trussrod: H-Expander™

Fingerboard/Nut

  • Material: Resinator™
  • Position Marks: Hagstrom Pearl Block Inlay
  • Fretboard Radius: 15“
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 24,75“ / 628 mm
  • Nut: Graph Tech™ Black Tusq XL
  • Nut Width: 43 mm

Electronics

  • Pickups: 2 x Hagstrom Custom 58 AlNiCo
  • Pickup: Selector 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Controls: 2 x Volume 2 x Tone

Parts

  • Tuning Keys: Hagstrom 18:1 Die Cast
  • Stoptail Bridge: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic Roller Bridge & Hagstrom Stop
  • Tailpiece with Brass String Blocks
  • String Setup 10-46 - .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

Case

  • Hagstrom Case C-50
  • Hagstrom Bag E-20

Pat Smear Signature Standards

Guitar Tuning Peg

Hagstrom Machine Heads

Hagstrom models use 18:1 or 15:1 gear ratio machine heads based on our own designs to insure accurate tuning. Viking® and HB series basses feature machine heads with a 17:1 gear ratio.

H-Expander

H-Expander

All Hagstrom electric guitars and basses include our patented H-Expander™ truss rod. Providing tension at both ends and running the entire length of the neck, the rigid yet light-weight alloy truss rod allows for a very low action and thin neck, two factors that were instrumental in earning Hagstrom its reputation as the world’s fastest playing guitar. The H-Expander™ truss rod not only provides ultimate neck stability, but it also contributes to Hagstrom’s unique tone.  Longer sustain and a round attack are some of the sonic characteristics the H-Expander™ adds to the tonal essence of Hagstrom.

Resinator Wood

Resinator Wood

Resinator™ wood is a wood composite material that is both more uniform in density and more stable than any standard wood product. These characteristics eliminate dead spots or “wolf tones” sometimes associated with conventional wood fingerboards. Resinator™ wood has an articulate sound similar to high quality ebony, but without any of the problems associated with ebony. It provides a stable and clear tone, and also adds higher overtones and harmonics which uniquely detail each note. Like our H-Expander™ truss rod, Resinator™ wood is a major contributor to the distinctive “Hagstrom tone”.

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