Hagstrom Ultra Max Special Edition GT


Hagstrom Ultra Max Special Edition GT

Gran Turismo par excellence. The three tasteful metallic finishes in the style of muscle car legends and the obligatory rally stripes give the Ultra Max GT its sporty, racy finish. This long-scale single cut beauty also shines tonally: with the 3 humbuckers in foil look (Lundgren Design #02 neck, H-52 middle, Lundgren Design #05 bridge), 5-way switch (including auto coil split in the intermediate positions), as well as global bass cut control via the tone pot, both rich humbucker and filigree single coil sound worlds are sent onto the track.


Available in the finish/color variants:


Benefits

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.

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.

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”.

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.


These special models are only available at Hagstrom retailers in select markets in the EU* and Switzerland!

* Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria

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Specs

BodyMahogany
TopFlamed Maple
StyleSingle Cutaway
BindingWhite Perloid
NeckMahogany, Set Neck, long Mortise&Tenon neck joint
ProfileUltraSlim „D”
TrussrodH-Expander™
FingerboardResinator™
Scale Length25.50" (648 mm)
Radius15"
InlaysPearloid Block
Frets22 Medium Jumbo
NutGraphTech Black Tusq XL
Nut Width43 mm
Pickups2x Lundgren Design, Model 2 AlNiCo neck, Model 5 AlNiCo bridge, 1x H52 AlNiCo mini humbucker middle, all with special "shaver grill" pickup caps
Switch5-way pickup selector switch (neck/outer coil split and centre split/centre humbucker/centre split and bridge split lower coil/bridge)
ControlsMaster Volume, Master Tone with continuously adjustable Bass Cut Filter
BridgeLongtravel T-O-M with Hagstrom Stop Tailpiece and 6 individual brass tailpieces
Tuning KeysHagstrom Design 15:1
StringsD'Addario (10-46)
Optional CaseC-53
Optional GigbagE-20

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Test report from Gitarre & Bass

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