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Hagstrom Ultra Swede Electric Guitar Black 

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Overview

  • Basswood Body with Maple Top
  • UltraLux Maple Set Neck
  • Resinator Fretboard with Abalone and Pearl Shell Inlays
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Fast and powerful.

The Ultra Swede electric guitar from the UltraLux Series is one of Hagstrom's most cherished models. It features the UltraLux maple set neck, an innovative construction thinner and faster playing than ever before. Basswood body, maple top, bound Resinator fretboard, and 2 Hagstrom Custom '58 humbuckers for the classic tone that made Hagstrom guitars famous. Hagstrom's patented H-Expander truss rod prevents twisting as well as warpage. Case sold separately.

Features

  • Basswood Body with Maple Top
  • UltraLux Maple Set Neck
  • Resinator Fretboard with Abalone and Pearl Shell Inlays
  • H-Expander Truss Rod
  • Hagstrom 15:1 Die Cast Tuners
  • 24.75" Scale
  • 2x Hagstrom Custom 58 Humbuckers
  • 3-Way Toggle
  • Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Stop Tail Piece and 6 Individual Brass String Blocks
  • 1x Volume / 1x Tone / Mini-Toggle Coil Tap Switch
  • Case sold separately

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HagstromUltra Swede Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

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      5.0

      Hagstrom ultra swede

      By Dawg065

      from PalmHarbor

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Electric Guitar:

        i'm so glad i bought this.the feel just so right.i'm not planning on replacing the stock pick ups.i've been playing this through my orange amp.a very sweet sound.the coil tap enable different tones.you can play anything from hard rock to jazz to country.this is well worth the money.Gibson and Fender have some serious competition.and i'm considering buying another one sometime in the future.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Phenomenal Instrument!

        By northslide098

        from Lakes Region

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Stock Pickups Weak

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Electric Guitar:

        I had an old Hagstrom 1 (also called "Kent" or "poor man's Strat")years ago that got me through my youth and did that instrument ever take a beating. I wish Hagstrom would make an updated reissue of that guitar. I have Gibson Les Pauls and American Strats now but I was still interested in getting another Hagstrom. I studied the photos here on MF and I remembered there was a pickup kit that would fit this guitar, and surely enough here on MF I found an EMG 81/85/PA2 Kerry King pickup/ boost kit that (almost) fits this guitar. So I bought both the guitar and the EMGs. Received everything together in one free shipment a couple days later. I took out the stock wiring and installed the EMGs with 1 minor required alteration to the guitar. The neck pickup fit, but I had to chisel out a narrow and shallow channel under the pickup (always measure) for the cable connector under the pickup. The bridge pickup and the PA2 booster went right in, all with the solderless EMG wiring. I only had to make 4 (N,B,Common, Ground) easy solder connections, all on the pickup switch. It took me literally 20 minutes to make this upgrade! I also had a set of 3 x 3 locking tuners and they went right in too. Still didn't have to change the strings! Now,it screams right along with an equivalently equipped Gibson Les Paul Studio. The Swede isn't as good sounding as my old Les Paul Standard, but what is? Now as for quality, Hagstrom is known for their fast, slick necks. This instrument is no exception and the neck is so true I have the action set at the 8th fret to a miniscule .005 in. and I don't get any string buzz even with hard picking! There isn't ANY guitar brand that can even come close to that, including Ibanez. Another interesting quality issue; the maple cap on top of the Swede measures a full 1/8 inch thicker than my Les Paul Studio, and the same as my LP Standard (and now you pay for empty space to boot). So the tone is brighter than the Studio, but doesn't have quite the low end. In enters the equalizer pedal. The fretboard is some sort of grained polymer and it makes the harmonics sing off the instrument. The finish and binding is meticulous. So when you get the money I'd come here and get what I did. You'll find your Hagstrom is always ready to play. I'm always tweaking this or that on the others, but never the Hagstrom. Just the initial upgrades. I pull it off the rack every night, give it a slight tuning and its right back to work screaming away like it never stopped. Can't beat that!

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        5.0

        Sent my new Gibson LP Studio Back

        By WildNorth

        from Oakhurst, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Crazy Low Setup Possible
        • Neck Is To Die For

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Electric Guitar:

            I purchased one of these a couple of years ago. Recently I purchased a Gibson LP Studio from Musicians Friend, and was so disappointed in the quality and playability compared to the Hagstrom, that I sent the Gibson back.

            1. The neck is to die for. It's really that good.
            2. The Resonator Fret Board is amazing.
            2. I put a Dimarzio Air Norton in the Neck and a Tone Zone in the bridge and it sounds REALLY good.
            3. The setup is lower than on any guitar I've owned.
            4. It stayed in tune just OK. Put a set of Planet waves locking tuners on it, and a Tone Pro's locking bridge and I can now aggressively bend strings through an entire set of music without it going out of tune.

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wow! A pro Level instrument

            By musicgen

            from San Diego

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Electric Guitar:

                Build quality is excellent. Mine setup so well that the action is the lowest of my guitars even my high end gibsons. Fretwork was nice, finish and hardware excellent. I cant say enough about this guitar. Upgrade the pickups to some seymour duncan or equivalent and you will a have a pro level instrument. Be aware that the neck profile is very thin on Hagstroms, this is either a pro or a con depending on your style!

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                (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                beutifully made!

                Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Electric Guitar:

                I've played a lot of nicer guitars and this is definitely one of the better ones. It sounds very nice clean as well as distorted, the pickups do feel a little weak for my tastes but it still looks and sounds amazing. I have the grey/black maple top which looks really nice with the binding. Overall, I would recommend this guitar to anyone.

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                (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for anyone!!!

                By Tremonti Wannabe

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Electric Guitar:

                I was looking for a prs but wound up getting the ultra swede. As if the looks aren't enough (I have the natural finish), the playability and tone are both incredible!!! I love the small neck. It's great for really wrapping your hand around the fretboard for more control and the Resonator fretboard is the fastest I have ever played. As for the tone, WOW. I use a gibson falcon amp with the tone setting near the middle but a little more toward the bass end. I also use a danelectro fab distortion pedal with the tone all the way on treble. When I play my ultra swede through these I can get ANY tone I please. I usually keep the pickup settings for the tone knob and toggle switch on treble, and it gets me tone very identical to that of Alex Lifeson from Rush, or if you put a little more bass into it you get tone more like Mark Tremonti from Alterbridge. The tone selection for this guitar is unbelievably versatile, making it suitable for all players from blues to metal. The humbuckers can be a little buzzy but that can be fixed with the pickup bypass switch. This guitar has great sustaine too. I use a standard crybaby wah pedal, which never sounded better than when I played it through my ultra swede. I can get really accentuated swells, great for soloing. As far as quality goes it's very comfortable and easy to play. It stays in tune (and intoned) very well. The only problem I have with this guitar is authenticity (it's made in China) but it's quality is uncompromising. For the price, you can't beat it! I strongly recommend the Hagstrom Ultra Swede electric guitar to any guitarist for any style!!! GO HAGSTROM!!!

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                (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                good guitar to modify

                By hagstrummer

                from wyoming

                Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Electric Guitar:

                the hagstrom ultra swede is a solidly built,beautiful guitar.the neck is second to none.stock pickups were a little weak, so i replaced with a seymour duncan hot rod set, and the guitar screams.i would put it up against any gibson i have played.gave it a 4.5 because of the pickups and the coil tap is noisy.i just disconnected it when i installed the duncans.

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