The Elfdalia series uses a Cedar top placed upon Mahogany back and sides, producing a lively tone with prominent upper-mid range frequencies. Typical of guitars with Cedar tops, Hagstrom’s Elfdalia is rich with overtones, and the tighter wood grain allows the guitar to be more responsive. Finger stylists and flatpickers both seek out this combination of tone woods.
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.
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”.
All Hagstrom acoustic-electric models are equipped with Fishman’s professional quality ISYS 301 Plus preamp and Sonicore transducer system. Advanced features such as a built-in autochromatic tuner and Phase adjustment control provide the perfect support for Hagstrom’s unique acoustic voice.
|Back & Sides
|Dreadnought with Cutaway
|Mahogany with Dovetail joint glued in
|20 Medium Jumbo
|Fishman Presys-II with separate battery/output jack box
|Volume, Bass, Treble, Phase, Tuner On/Off, Built in 7 segment Tuner with separate low battery indicator LED
|Hagstrom Design 18:1
|D'Addario Phosphor Bronze EJ26 Custom Light (11-52)