A semi-hollow electric loaded with innovative features.
The Hagstrom Viking II electric guitar features a double-cutaway semi-hollow basswood body, 24-3/4" scale UltraLux bolt-on maple neck, 6-inline headstock, and 22-fret Resinator composite fingerboard. Hagstrom's Custom 58 uncovered humbuckers are optimized for a fat, warm vintage tone. The original Hagstrom Viking guitar was made famous in 1968 by the king himself: Elvis Presley!
Revolutionary neck design
The Viking II and all other Hagstrom electric guitars comes with the patented H-Expander Truss Rod. Providing tension at either end and running the entire length of the neck, the rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for a very low action and thin neck, two factors that were instrumental in earning Hagstrom its reputation for churning out incredibly fast-playing guitars. The fretboard is made from Hagstrom's own Resinator wood, a composite wood that is homogeneous in nature and is more stable than any standard wood product. It is the perfect fingerboard material in that it eliminates wolf tones or hot spots, and it has an articulate sound like high quality ebony, but without the problems associated with ebony.
With unique aesthetics and ensuring accurate tuning, Hagstrom's exclusive 18:1 gear ratio machine heads are featured on all electric models. The Hagstom Viking II guitar features the Self-lubricating Graphite Composite Nut that further ensures increased sustain and vibration through improved transfer of energy to the neck.
Hagstrom uses only the finest select tone woods and figured wood stocks to enhance the sound and beauty of each electric guitar. Carefully selected hard tropical mahogany tone woods are used on the body to produce a powerful and warm sound, and North American hard rock maple provides a bright articulate tone.
Hagstrom guitars feature a high-grade polyester finish, which is much harder, smoother and denser while also producing much better sonic performance than polyurethane finishes used by other guitar companies.
Since 1958, Hagstrom has been combining acclaimed design with premium materials, unique hardware, and innovative manufacturing techniques to create magnificent guitars known among guitarists for their playability, beauty, and durability.
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