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Hagstrom Ultra Swede Flame Electric Guitar  Burgundy Burst 

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The Ultra Swede Guitar is one of Hagstrom's most cherished models. This model features a beautiful flame maple top that looks so good you may get cau...Read More

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Fast powerful, and easy on the eyes.

The Ultra Swede Guitar is one of Hagstrom's most cherished models. This model features a beautiful flame maple top that looks so good you may get caught playing in front of a mirror just so you don't have to take your eyes off of it.

The UltraLux model features the amazing UltraLux maple set neck, an innovative construction thinner and faster playing than ever before. Basswood body, flame maple top, bound Resinator fretboard, and 2 Hagstrom Custom '58 humbuckers for the classic tone that made Hagstrom electric guitars famous. Hagstrom's patented H-Expander truss rod prevents twisting as well as warpage. Case sold separately.

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FEATURES
  • Basswood Body with Flame 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 style bridge with Hagstrom stop tailpiece and 6 individual brass string blocks
  • 1x Volume / 1x Tone / Mini-Toggle Coil Tap Switch
  • Case sold separately
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HagstromUltra Swede Flame Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this Guitar again

By Lee Hall

from Millsboro DE.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Small body, light weight, nice slim thin neck,
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Flame Electric Guitar:

    MF very good to deal with they handle your problems quick. Been playing 40 years had Gibsons, Fender
    PRS, This Hagstom plays & sounds as good as any of them for way less $s

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Very Fine Guitar!

    By Whytlash

    from Northwest Washington

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Flame Electric Guitar:

      I've had this guitar for just over a week now and I can tell you that this is a finely crafted instrument. When I first got it I opened the box and was literally blown away by the look of the guitar. It's absolutely beautiful! The burgundy burst is gorgeous! (which was the reason I first noticed this guitar) All the binding is beautiful and nicely done. The fit and finish is fantastic. The fretboard is really nice, and smooth. It reminds me very much of ebony (which I personally love!). Overall, it is a joy to play. I can't really say whether it is a "fast" neck or not because I don't play that fast...yet! I started playing about 32 years ago, and got fairly decent at it, but had a lot of years between the and now that I didn't play. But lately I've gotten the bug again and am back at it full blown. This is another of my recent additions. It's certainly smooth though, and makes it easy and fun to play. And I don't regret it one bit!

      The pickups, although not the greatest, are perfectly fine. At the present time I see no need, or want, to replace them. The coil- split is nice but it really reduces the volume, moreso than my two others with coil- split - a Gibson Studio SR and an Epiphone Les Paul custom. My take on that is that it's just a limitation of the pickups. As humbuckers they work great..

      The tuning machines, although certainly different, work just fine. This thing holds tune really well. I prefer to look at it this way, they add a small touch of class to the guitar!

      So far everything has been perfect., and as it wears in should only get better.

      I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone.

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      (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sent wrong guitar

      By Human Person

      from Wisconsin

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      Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Flame Electric Guitar:

      5 stars for Hagstrom. Zero for MF. Sent me a Jay Turser w/P90's not the Ultra Swede. Same factory makes both but MF should have caught glaring error. Cust svc helped w/return yet entered it as "wrong color" not "wrong guitar" Cust svc kept calling it a Hagstrom. No apology offered for disappointment or hassle. Cancelled my original order. Not likely to buy guitar from MF again.

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      (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      wow...end of story

      By deejhat

      from Indiana

      Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Flame Electric Guitar:

      I was looking for a good, solid, decently priced guitar to play instead of my Schecter Limited Gryphon. I didn't want another metalish guitar because of playing at church and such. So I was looking for a Les Paul style for the more middle tones in 'em...then I stumbled across this guitar and it blew my mind. The best guitar I have played hands down. It's quick, solid, and it sounds absolutely outstanding. I put a Screamin Demon in my Schecter for those metal pinches that people love...sadly I wasted the money...the Hagstrom blows it out of the water with stock pickups..I don't even play my Schecter anymore because of the versatility of this guitar. My friend bought a Hellraiser and my Hagstrom Ultra Swede puts it to shame in my book...don't just think about it...DO IT

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      (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review

      By ThunderLord

      from Tennessee(proudly)

      Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Flame Electric Guitar:

      I've personally owned the Hagstrom Ultralux UltraSwede Flame for around seven or eight months,first thing you should know is it's truly an amazing instrument capable of more styles then most players would use it for.I'm mainly a metal player but I play more blues and slide guitar then anything else,all of which it handles easily.Neck:forget about how fast it is capable of being played the best part is how smooth and resonant the fretboard is, it feels like nothing I've ever played.I own a Gibson Les Paul standard, Epiphone G 400 SG ,Esp ltd KH-502, and an Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul.The UltraSwede outplays them all.The pickups have a tight crunch thats dark, but with the coil-tap can clean up or shift between several awesome tones.Works well with effects(fuzz,distortion,chorus,etc.)It sounds great through my Vox AC30 and just as good through my solid state Peavey 1/2 stack.Also I play it alot unplugged just practicing and it has a great acoustic quality to it.Stays in tune very well.Great guitar for even triple the price(really).Every Time I pick it up I write another 10 great riffs completely different then what i played when I put it down last.I play it I don't just baby it and look at it on a stand;this is a solid well built,and I truly beleive will last several more decades guitar.If you're thinking about it, stop thinking,just try it out.You will forget about that hot date,you will call into work, you will be hooked...It Is Awesome..

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Guitar

      By Scott Morgan

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Flame Electric Guitar:

      I researched mid range guitars for about a month, after I started gigging in a band. I played mid priced Fender, Epiphone, Gibson, Gretsch, Ibanez, and never could find anything that really hit me as a great buy. After researching the Hagstroms, I took a chance an ordered one, the Ultra Swede, and man, does it really shine. Hands down the best guitar I've played under $500. And it rivals many that cost much more. I really like the coil tap, you can wring out a lot of different tones from this guitar, although, I'd say that it has a somewhat darker tone overall. But the coil tap will let you get some clear ringing sounds. Super Fast neck. Its the perfect rhythm guitar, my bandmates love the tone. The finish is beautiful, very well done. If you are in the market for a great quality guitar that won't set you back over a grand, try a Hagstrom. They Rock!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What a great guitar!

      Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Flame Electric Guitar:

      For the money, I have to admit it's a great deal, solid, comforatble, and the neck is super fast. Pickups are fine as is, will replace tunining keys. Finish and binding are beautiful. Been using it at a few gigs now and have gotten complements left and right. Cant say anything bad about this guitar.

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      (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Mandoman and Hagstrom

      By Mandoman-3LWRF

      from sunny Arizona

      Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Flame Electric Guitar:

      I have purchased a spalted maple Ultra Swede and overall I would say it is a very nice guitar and built with a quality level that will last for a long time. For the money I think it is an excellent value but overall a notch below the quality level of the premium brands like Fender or Gibson. The finish is flawless and the veneer top is outstanding. the neck is very fast as they advertise but I have not been able to get "great" action out of it due to buzzing, however it is a little below average. I had 3 issues that needed attention out of the box. The nut slot for the low E was cut too deep and buzzed no matter what. I superglued a sliver of bone in there and recut it and it is fine. The tune-O-matic bridge had all 6 saddles sloping towards the tailpiece so the low E and A strings would not intonate. I removed the 3 lowest saddles and turned them around and the problem is solved. In my opinion both of these should have been caught during the inspection. The last issue I had was the pickups and I did not like the sound of them. The trebles were a bit, not a lot, harsh and the bass a little weak and slightly muddy. I can see how someone else may like them but I usually play clean or just a little dirty and did not think they were very clear. I tried height changes and adjusting the polepiece screws but last weekend I changed them out with a bridge Duncan and a neck Dimarzio, which turned out to be a great combination, by the way, and with minimal adjustment the guitar now sounds terrific. The basswood body generates a lot of sustain giving the axe a very full sound with out the guitar weighing a ton. If it was lost I don't really know if I would replace it or try something new. There's a lot of nice guitars out there.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Steal

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Flame Electric Guitar:

      I've owned this guitar for about 6 to 8 months now, so I'm well-versed enough to write this review. PROS:- Lightweight and ergonomic....FEELS nice- Nice fast neck- Finish and binding is top notch...up there with a PRS- Stock pickups are great as is- Coil tap is a nice extraCONS (IMO only....most may disagree):- Not a fan of the Hagtrom "impreial" style tuners....I hate the feel of them and I don't like the look. I put in some vintage looking Klusons and it looks way better. - The Tuno-matic type bridge was kinda cheap and not helping me with intonation/tuning. I replaced it with a Tonepro bridge...not a problem since.- Not a fan of the Hagstrom Block Stop Tailpiece...I may look at replacing it...but honestly, it WORKS fine...this is asthetic onlyThis has quickly become my number 1 gigging guitar...so lightweight and versatile. Without sounding clich...do yourself a favour and buy this one. I have the blonde...wow.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An incredible surprise

      By whatcollegetuition?

      from Linden, VA

      Comments about Hagstrom Ultra Swede Flame Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is just incredible for the money... and I'd say that if it cost more, too.The pictures really don't do it justice, which can be said of a lot of guitars on here, true, but the quality of the maple top and the finish is surprisingly good. It's really a striking guitar. the inlay's in the headstock and fretboard though, aren't superb... but in the price range, I've never seen better.What I like most about this thing is it's size and shape. It's a bit smaller than a les paul, much lighter, and with the countour, much more comfortable. The neck is thin, flat, and eminently playable... truly excellent. I was surprised at how well the frets were dressed, too... no snags, no high spots, no buzzing. I'm able to get my action insanely low and still be able to bend notes without fretting out.Since it's made from good tone woods, I figured that I would have a great jumping off point for customizing, and I was right. The stock pickups are actually pretty darn good... they channel some serious PAF tones, and with the coil tap, offer some shockingly useful single coil tones, but I already had plans to put in a Duncan P-rails before I bought it, which is exactly what I did and man, this guitar delivers buckets of tone!!! Extremely versatile instrument. With an on/off/on and a P-rails in both spots, you can get 3 sounds out of each pickup, and then 3 more when combined together for NINE total sounds. And that's with 1 mini switch and 1 3-way toggle. Those pickups, by the way, are friggin incredible.. try 'em out.The hardware's not bad, and will probably more than satisfy most folks, but I plan to replace the tuners and the bridge, ideally for a tone pro's. The stop piece is interesting to look at and, given the small size of the guitar, makes a really comfortable place to park your hand but it hides 6 individual string stops that I took apart and screwed back down a little better for a better string-body connection. I've thought about replacing the stop piece altogether, but honestly, it sounds pretty darn good as it is.For $450, this is a LOT of guitar. I own some really nice stuff, but I keep picking up this one, even over my Axis, because it has so many great sounds and it's so bloody comfortable. I love this thing... great, great guitar.

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