This chrome-laden beauty literally screams rockabilly. Blessed with Hagstrom Viking's rich tonal palette, a well-rounded blend of clean and overdrive sounds emerges from the HJ50 humbuckers. Hagstrom's renowned Tremar vibrato system is smooth and musical, with stbility enhanced by the Tune-O-Matic roller bridge.
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 not only provides ultimate neck stability, 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 Machine Heads
Hagstrom models use 18:1 or 15:1 gear ration machine heads based on their own designs their own insure accurate tuning.
Resinator wood is a wood composite material that is both more uniform in density and more stable that 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 the H-Expander truss rod, Resinator wood is a major contributor to the distinctive "Hagstrom tone."
Tremar Vibrato System
The Hagstrom Tremar Vibrato is a chrome laden, fine tuned piece of art with top notch vibrato performance. This stunningly light and responsive vintage style, top mount vibrato system, delivers impeccable tuning stability, without eating away at sustain or compromising your overall tone. Together with Hagstrom's own longtravel Tune-O-Matic roller bridge and the complementing, self-lubricating GraphTech TUSQ XL nut, you won't have to fret being out of tune with your Hagstrom Tremar guitar.
Hagstrom uses a variety of different neck joints throughout their range. Their set-neck reciped 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.
- Body Material: Ply Flamed Maple
- Top: Contoured
- Body Style: Semi-Hollow
- Neck Joint: Set Neck
- Neck Material: Canadian Hard Maple
- Truss Rod: H-Expander
- Fingerboard Material: Resinator
- Fingerboard Radius: 15"
- Inlays: Pearl Block
- #Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Nut Material: GraphTech Black Tusq XL
- Nut Width: 43mm
- Pickups: Hagstrom HJ-50
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Controls: 2x Volume, 2x Tone
- Bridge: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Tremar Vibrato
- Tuning Keys: Hagstrom Design 18:1
- Strings: D'Addario EXP110 (10-46)