Scandinavian musicians have always had a special influence beyond their home. Hagstrom’s Swede is an example of a guitar with similar roots and similar powers of influence. Our H-Expander™ truss rod and Resinator™ fingerboard create the addictive playability Hagstrom is know for, and our Custom 58 AlNiCo humbucking pickups deliver the finest classic rock tones. Now … let this Swedish legend seduce you!
You can choose our classic vintage-inspired Swede or its Tremar Vibrato-equipped cousin. Either way, from clean to overdrive, you get a massive and well rounded tone-fest.
“Can’t go wrong with my faithful Hagstrom Swede. Not too many guitars out there anyway that withstand the constant beating I put them thru! She’s a taker, sharing all of my road life’s antics. Get a Hagstrom Swede, be inspired, you’ll never look back.”
- Material: MHGNY
- Top: MHGNY
- Style: Single Cutaway
- Joint: Set Neck
- Material: MHGNY
- Truss Rod: H-Expander™
- Material: Resinator™
- Radius: 15″
- Inlays: Pearl Block
- Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 24.75″ (628 mm)
- Nut: GraphTech Black Tusq XL
- Nut Width: 43 mm
- Pickups: 2 x Hagstrom Custom 58 AlNiCo
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Controls: 2 x Volume / 2 x Tone / 3-Way Sound Filter Toogle switch
- Bridge: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Stop Tailpiece and Single Brass String Blocks
- Tuning Keys: Hagstrom Design 18:1
- Strings: D’Addario EXP 110 (10-46)
- Case C51
- Bag E20
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.
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.
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.
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.