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.
Wholesome and Distinguished Tone
Hagstrom’s Orsa series is named after a town in the beautiful forested lake district near the original Hagstrom factory in Sweden.
Ovangkol is a material with the appearance and density of rosewood. Hagstrom has selected this material because it is safely harvested from managed forests and fully compliant under all of the CITES endangered hardwood regulations. When married to a solid Sitka spruce top Ovangkol produces the warm, full spectrum sound associated with rosewood. Our dreadnought body shape enhances the guitar’s bass response.
The Orsa’s body, fingerboard, and headstock are exquisitely bound with hard Maple, creating a refined accompaniment to the rich colors of the Ovangkol back and sides. A Maple heel cap completes the elegant incorporation of organic materials into the ornamental design of the guitar.
A fingerboard and bridge made of our unique Resinator™ material, with the density, hardness, and sophisticated texture of ebony, contribute a level of tonal articulation usually found only in much more expensive instruments. Fishman’s ISYS pickup and preamp round out the package with authentic and expressive amplification support.
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”.
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.