Conquer The World In Style
Taking it up a few notches? Dressed to kill, the Viking Deluxe, available with select flame maple tops in a range of scorching finishes, will incinerate the competition. Pearloid block inlays adorn its Resinator fretboard, adding just the right amount of elegance to this stylish warrior.
VIKING DELUXE STANDARDS:
All Hagstrom electric guitars and basses include their 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.
The classic Viking trapeze stringholder/-tailpiece design, is a work of art in itself.
Right underneath the top part, where the two beautifully swept beams meet, it features a string claw for easy access and super comfortable string changes. Adorned with the legendary Hagstrom crest it truly is elegance defined.
Hagstrom uses a variety of different neck joints throughout their range. Their 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: Semi-Hollow Electric Guitars
Series: Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Series
Finish: Amber Sunburst Gloss
Body Wood: Ply Flamed Maple
Body Top: Contoured
Neck Wood: Canadian Hard Maple
Construction: Set Neck
Truss Rod: H-Expander
Fretboard: Resinator Wood, Radius of 15″
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays: Pearl Block
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 Trapeze Tail Piece
Pickups: 2 x Hagstrom HJ-50
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
Controls: 2 x Volume / 2 x Tone
Unique Features: Strings:D’Addario EXP 110 (10-46)
Comes with: Hagstrom Hardshell Case in Tan Tolex with Hagstrom Logo