Super Swede-serien har fått sitt navn fra en artikkel i musikerbladet "International Musician and Recording World". I november 1978 testet bladet nemlig en av de første gitarene fra serien, som da fremdeles gikk under navnet Swede Deluxe. Skribenten var så imponert av gitaren at han helt enkelt "døpte" den om til Super Swede og Hagström plukket kjapt opp navnet. Alle egenskapene av høy kvalitet fra originalserien finnes hos de nyproduserte Super Swede-gitarene som har kropp i utskjært mahogni med lønnetopp, hals i mahogni og gripebrett i Diamondwood-Ebony med 22 bånd og 25-1/2" mensur.
Made in Sweden
To commemorate this historic moment, Hagstrom is pleased to present the introduction of a very special limited edition of one of Hagstrom’s historic flagship models, the Hagstrom Super Swede. First introduced to the Hagstrom range in 1978, this limited edition will be produced in a total of 30 pieces world-wide. Each of these limited edition instruments is each meticulously built using premium African Mahogany necks and bodies, Mortise and Tenon necks joints, united together using some of the highest graded ¾” flame maple tops. To top off this classic combination of the 25.5” scaled Super Swede, each instrument is offered in one of the most popular Hagstrom finishes, “Cosmic Black Burst”. Each guitar is numbered and documented, to commemorate the first step of returning this point of production back to our motherland.
Hagstrom have joined forces with Johan Lundgren of Swedish Lundgren pickups, where each of the instrument’s features a perfectly matched pair of Lundgren’s hand-built pickups from Sweden. The Super Swede with its long sustain and powerful tone, is perfectly matched with Lundgren’s Alnico 5 splitable “Suckerbucker” in the bridge position. The tone can be best described as “tight” and “lively” which only contributes to the Super Swedes already miles long natural sustain, which literally “sucks” the tone out from the instrument. Lead players will feel an immediate need to lengthen their solos, as the output of this “medium plus” bridge humbucker sings to bring out the guitar’s full potential.
Sucker Bucker and Heaven 75
In order to provide a perfectly-balanced marriage with the “Suckerbucker” and provide extra versatility, Lundgren’s “Heaven 57” was chosen for the neck pickup adding “vintage breath” and delivering a sensational and harmonic clarity. Players will have the best of both worlds using this perfect calibrated set of Lundgren pickups, which will guarantee bringing a wide grin to the face of any player. It’s literally a match made in heaven.
2 Piece African Gabon Mahogany Body
3/4” High Grade Flame Maple Top
Hagstrom Polyester Finish
African Kaya Mahogany Neck - “D” Profile
H-Expander™ Truss Rod
Schaller 18:1 M6 Rear-Locking Tuning Machines with Hagstrom Buttons - Finish: Ruthenium/Gold
Resinator™ Fingerboard / 25.5” (648 mm) Scale Length
Pearloid Block Inlays
22 Medium Jumbo Frets / 15” Radius
GraphTech Black Tusq Nut / 43 mm Nut Width
Neck Pickup: Lundgren AlNiCo-2 Heaven 57 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Lundgren AlNiCo-5 Suckerbucker Humbucker
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
2 x Volume Control
2 x Tone Control with Independant Push-Pull Coil Split
4 x Schaller Dome-Knobs with laser engraved Hagstrom “H”
Schaller STM Long Travel Tune-O-Matic Bridge - Finish: Ruthenium/Gold
Hagstrom Sustain Block™ Tailpiece-Finish: Ruthenium
D’Addario Equipped Strings (10-46)
Hagstrom Hard Case included