Ultra Max

Hagstrom Ultra Max

The Ultra Max shares the same small body concept of the Ultra Swede, yet with a slightly larger proportioned mahogany body topped with a thick custom carved flame maple top. The body joins to a mahogany set neck utilizing a mortise and tenon neck joint with a 25.50” scale length, which naturally features our H-Expander™ truss-rod and Resinator™ fingerboard.  Its sleek and “ultra-comfortable fast neck” is paralleled with our Custom 60 Alnico-5 pickups with their eloquent Aluminum Brushed covers, delivering the cutting voice that this instrument demands.

Mighty Punch and Hot Sizzle

Each of the Ultra Max’s specially wound Custom 60 humbucking pickups utilizes Nylon coated wire united with an Alnico 5 magnet (unmistakably familiar to the “Custom 58”). However, the Custom 60 ultimately packs a mighty punch and hot sizzle compared to the vintage voiced Custom 58. Each pickup is controlled with its own independent Volume pot featuring our standard R/C circuit on each potentiometer, to help focus on its cleaner tones with a slight turn of the pot. It’s single Master Tone also features a dual coil split, using its push/pull tone configuration to allow for players to switch from “Full Humbucker Tilt” to “Spanky Single Coil Clean” in a heartbeat.

Drop Tunings, Flexibilty and Playability

The Ultra Max combines all of the power, long sustain, clarity and attack, as found with the “Ultra Swede”, yet offers players a fresh tonal pallet with additional flexibility and comfortable playability with its compact body. With its longer 25.50” scale length the Ultra Max handles drop tunings with ease, where players looking for a slightly slimmed body with a searing tone will have found their long-term mate.

The Ultra Max is available in four beautiful satin finishes: Satin Black, Fall Sky, Milky Mandarin, and Satin Cosmic Black Burst.

The most surprising aspect of these instruments will be their shockingly reasonable price.  These are Hagstrom through and through, and built to be driven long and hard. Experience the new Hagstrom Ultra Max at your Hagstrom dealer.

Colors

Fall Sky Satin
Fall Sky Satin
Milky Mandarin Satin
Milky Mandarin Satin
Black Satin
Black Satin
Cosmic Black Burst Satin
Cosmic Black Burst Satin
Ultra Max Black Satin
Ultra Max Black Satin
Ultra Max Milky Mandarin Satin
Ultra Max Milky Mandarin Satin
Ultra Max Fall Sky Satin
Ultra Max Fall Sky Satin
Ultra Max Cosmic Black Burst Satin
Ultra Max Cosmic Black Burst Satin
Hagstrom Headstock
Hagstrom Headstock
 
Hagstrom fleur de lis

The minute you lay your hands on a Hagstrom and strum it for the first time, you can instantly feel why Hagstrom has legions of devoted fans and why so many pro musicians have made it their “number one”.

Ultra Max Specs

Body

  • Material: Mahogany
  • Top: Custom Carved Flame Maple
  • Style: Single Cutaway
  • Binding: White Perloid

Neck

  • Joint: Set Neck
  • Material: Maple
  • Profile: UltraSlim „D”
  • Truss Rod: H-Expander™

Fingerboard/Nut

  • Material: Resinator™ Fingerboard /
  • Radius: 15"
  • Inlays: Pearloid Block
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.50" (648 mm)
  • Nut: GraphTech Black Tusq XL
  • Nut Width: 43 mm

Electronics

  • Pickups: 2 x Custom 60 AlNiCo-5 Humbucker
  • Brushed Aluminum Cover
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Controls: 1 x Tone Control with Push-Pull Coil Split

Parts

  • Bridge: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic
  • Hagstrom Sustain Block Tailpiece
  • Tuning Keys: Hagstrom Design 15:1
  • Strings: D'Addario (10-46)

Optional Cases

  • Case C53
  • Bag E20

Ultra Max Standards

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.

Guitar Tuning Peg

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.

Hagstrom Sustain Block Tailpiece

Sustain Block Tailpiece

Hagstrom’s unique Sustain Block Tailpiece™ was the result of design work starting in 1976 and made its first appearance on Swede and Super Swede guitars produced in 1978. Since then it has been a signature feature on many of our solid body models. Each string terminates in a single, massive brass block coupled directly to the guitar’s body. The blocks are detached from one another to reduce interference between the strings, maximizing each string’s unique contribution.

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