New Mystique Burst Finish for Hagstrom Ultra Max and Ultra Swede
Following the recent releases of the Hagstrom revamped Swede and Super Swede models, Hagstrom are pleased to announce the new Mystique Burst finish for their Ultra Max and Ultra Swede models.
The Ultra Max shares the same smaller concept of the Ultra Swede, but with a slightly larger proportioned mahogany body topped with a thick custom carved flame maple top. The body joins to a mahogany set neck utilising a mortise and tenon neck joint with a 25.5” scale length, naturally featuring Hagstrom’s H-Expander truss-rod and Resinator fingerboard. Its sleek and ultra-comfortable fast neck is paralleled with a pair of Custom 60 Alnico-5 pickups with eloquent Aluminium brushed covers, delivering a cutting voice that this instrument demands.
Each of the Ultra Max’s specially wound Custom 60 humbucking pickups utilises Nylon coated wire paired with an Alnico 5 magnet (unmistakably familiar to the Custom 58). However, the Custom 60 packs a mightier punch and a hotter sizzle compared to the vintage-voiced Custom 58.
Each pickup is controlled via an independent volume control featuring Hagstrom’s standard R/C circuit for cleaner tones. A single master tone control features a dual coil-split, using a push/pull configuration allowing players to switch between full humbucker to spanky single coil tones in a heartbeat.
The Ultra Max combines the power, sustain, clarity and attack of the Ultra Swede with an updated tonal pallet and additional flexibility, comfort and playability. With its longer 25.5” scale length, the Ultra Max also handles drop tunings with ease.
A slender, compact body joined to an ultra-slim neck profiled in a easy “D” shape is combined with the rich and powerful sound of Hagstrom’s Custom 62 pickups. The tone is truly “ultra-licious”, both in humbucking mode and in coil-split mode for single-coil sounds. The Ultra Swede is everything that makes a Hagstrom special combined together in a platform for the 21st century.
Hagstrom’s Custom Ceramic 62 pickups shine in both humbucker and in single-coil mode. A tight and raucous humbucker attack is complemented by a lush and airy single-coil tone when the pickup coils are split.
Vintage Hagstrom necks were known as the “fastest in the world” and the Ultra Swede easily lives up to this legacy. Its H-Expander truss rod, Resinator fingerboard, and slim “D” profile provide an ultra-comfortable playing surface that can handle the lowest action settings. Pull the trigger and let those fingers fly!
Both models available to order now from Rosetti. The Hagstrom Ultra Max Mystique Burst has a RRP of £859 whilst the Ultra Swede Mystique Burst has a suggested RRP of £699.
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