With a relatively thin 1¼” (3.5cm) body, the Fantomen is beautifully
balanced and surprisingly lightweight. A 25.5” (648mm) scale provides a
slightly sharper attack and more sustain than classic 24.75” scale
guitars. A neck joint design that provides total, unrestricted access to
all 22 frets will meet the needs of even the most virtuosic player.
Our goal was to equip the Fantomen with electronics that would allow
for a varied tonal palette ranging from classic, vintage colors to
screaming metallic brilliance. We worked with Swedish pickup guru Johan
Lundgren, designer of pickups used by artists such as Meshuggah’s Martin
Hagström (no relation!). Lundgren recommended two different humbucker
designs: No. 2 in the neck position and No. 5 in the bridge position.
The result covers an immense expressive range; from smooth, warm tones
to the kind of attack and intense dynamic output that would satisfy the
demands of even the most extreme musical styles. Each pickup can be
split to single-coil mode by means of push/pull switches incorporated
into the tone controls for even more sonic flexibility. This guitar
speaks with many distinct voices.
You can find the Fantomen on stage with Ghost. You don’t have to be a
Nameless Ghoul to play it, and you can be sure the guitar available at
your Hagstrom dealer is identical in every way to those on stage with