Each of the Ultra Max’s specially wound Custom 60 humbucking pickups
utilizes Nylon coated wire united with an Alnico 5 magnet (unmistakably
familiar to the “Custom 58”). However, the Custom 60 ultimately packs a
mighty punch and hot sizzle compared to the vintage voiced Custom 58.
Each pickup is controlled with its own independent Volume pot featuring
our standard R/C circuit on each potentiometer, to help focus on its
cleaner tones with a slight turn of the pot. It’s single Master Tone
also features a dual coil split, using its push/pull tone configuration
to allow for players to switch from “Full Humbucker Tilt” to “Spanky
Single Coil Clean” in a heartbeat.
The Ultra Max combines all of the power, long sustain, clarity and
attack, as found with the “Ultra Swede”, yet offers players a fresh
tonal pallet with additional flexibility and comfortable playability
with its compact body. With its longer 25.50” scale length the Ultra Max
handles drop tunings with ease, where players looking for a slightly
slimmed body with a searing tone will have found their long-term mate.
The Ultra Max is available in four beautiful satin finishes: Satin
Black, Fall Sky, Milky Mandarin, and Satin Cosmic Black Burst.
The most surprising aspect of these instruments will be their
shockingly reasonable price. These are Hagstrom through and through,
and built to be driven long and hard. Experience the new Hagstrom Ultra
Max at your Hagstrom dealer.
All Hagstrom electric guitars and basses include our 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™ truss rod not only provides ultimate neck stability, but 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.
models use 18:1 or 15:1 gear ratio machine heads based on our own
designs to insure accurate tuning. Viking® and HB series basses feature
machine heads with a 17:1 gear ratio.
Hagstrom’s unique Sustain Block Tailpiece™ was the result of design
work starting in 1976 and made its first appearance on Swede and Super
Swede guitars produced in 1978. Since then it has been a signature
feature on many of our solid body models. Each string terminates in a
single, massive brass block coupled directly to the guitar’s body. The
blocks are detached from one another to reduce interference between the
strings, maximizing each string’s unique contribution.