A slender, compact body joined to an ultra-slim neck profiled in an easy “D” shape is combined with the rich and powerful sound of Hagstrom’s Custom 62 pickups.
The tone is truly “ultra-licious”, both in humbucking mode and in coil-split mode for single-coil sounds.
The Ultra Swede is everything that makes a Hagstrom special combined together in a platform for the 21st century.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
Brand: Hagstrom Guitars
Type: Solid Body Electric Guitars
Series: Hagstrom Ultra Swede Series
Finish: Worn Denim
Body Style: Single Cutaway
Body Wood: 2 piece Basswood
Body Top: Maple
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Construction: Set Neck
Truss Rod: H-Expander
Fretboard: Resinator Wood, Radius of 15″
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays: Select Block Pearl/Abalone
Scale Length: 24.75″ (628 mm)
Nut: GraphTech Black Tusq XL, Nut Width is 43 mm
Machine Heads: Diecast Hagstrom Design 18:1 Gear Ratio
Bridge: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Stop Tailpiece and Single Brass String Blocks
Pickups: 2 x Hagstrom Custom 62
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
Controls: 1 x Volume / 1 x Tone / Mini Toogle coil tap switch
Unique Features: Strings:D’Addario EXP 110 (10-46)
Comes with: Hagstrom Hardshell Case in Tan Tolex with Hagstrom Logo