The single cut classic of the Hagstrom range in a truly exquisite limited edition "feisty" double coil pickup pair with the Lundgren design #02 on the neck and #05 on the bridge, merge to create a visual and as well as sonic dream pairing.
The long scale (25,5"/648mm) combined with individual coil split of the pickups via push/pull potentiometers of the tone controls, provides a variety of convincing, crisp single coil sounds, as well as the obligatory humbucker onslaught. Q-Parts "Vine" potentiometer knobs and the black chrome hardware tastefully round off the finish.
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 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”.
Hagstrom uses a variety of different neck joints throughout our range. Our set-neck recipe is the classic and time-tested Mortise and Tenon joint, a design that most efficiently transfers string energy from neck to body, and can often only be found on more expensive custom-built guitars. A team of experienced and dedicated craftsmen hand carves every neck joint, insuring perfect execution of this traditional technique preferred by luthiers for generations.
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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|Maple, Tiger Burst Finish
|Mahogany, Set Neck, long Mortise&Tenon neck joint
|22 Medium Jumbo
|2 x Lundgren Design #02 (neck) and #05 (bridge) with individual coil split option
|2 x volume, 2 x tone
|3-way pickup selector switch (neck/both/bridge), push/pull potentiometer coil split (tone control)
|Longtravel T-O-M with Hagstrom Stop Tailpiece and 6 individual brass tailpieces
|Graphtech Black Tusq XL
|Hagstrom Design 19:1