Hagstrom’s unique H-Expander™ truss-rod, bridge and tailpiece designs, and other cosmetic features such as logos and headstock designs are all authentically re-created, and based on original specifications and drawings.
Their pickups are custom-wound and carefully based upon original designs and voicings.
the serial number on the back of the headstock says M06110460.with the two knobs it doesn't look like the newer ultras so i am guessing it might be a bit older...It is hard to imagine today, but in the early 1960’s having an electric guitar in your home was rare.In fact, it was likely that your parents were steering you in the direction of accordion lessons. The Beatles – and of course others – stopped all that.Congratulations Dave Ottawa, Canada I have a Hagstrom Swede guitar that I woul like to date. Check out the official Hagström site at also have a book you can order "the fastest playing neck in the world" with lots of interesting facts about the guitars, serial numbers and so on.. just bought a hagstrom today that says it is an ultr swede ..
it has the two toggle swithches on the horns and 4 volume/tone knobs...
It offers the articulate sound of high quality ebony but with more consistency and durability.
The minute you lay your hands on a Hagstrom and strum it for the first time, you can instantly feel why Hagstrom has legions of devoted fans and why so many pro musicians have made it their “number one”. Hagstrom guitars are also known for their playing comfort and tonal versatility, the result of design innovations such as our aerospace engineered H-Expander™ truss rod, Resinator™ fingerboard, custom wound pickups, and unique hardware.
Providing tension at either end and running the entire length of the neck, the rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for very low action and a thin neck.
Another Hagstrom exclusive, the resinator fretboard is an extraordinary, homogeneous wood composite that maintains a strong fundamental harmonic and eliminates wolf tones.
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