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Ultra Swede, Other Shape Guitar from Hagstrom in the Ultra Swede Series series.


13 user reviews
Prices starting at $449 average price: $468

Hagstrom Ultra Swede tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Hagstrom
  • Model:Ultra Swede
  • Series:Ultra Swede Series
  • Category:Other Shape Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 02/07/2012

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Hagstrom Ultra Swede user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 13 reviews )
 8 reviews62 %
 1 user review8 %
 2 reviews15 %
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iamqman12/13/2011

iamqman's review"Not great"

Hagstrom Ultra Swede
This is a guitar that is designed and built with the guitarist in mind who doesn't want to pay the more expensive prices to get a Gibson Les Paul. They are target market is someone who wants a nice dense thick robust tone instrument and doesn't want to spend a lot of money for it. This guitar company is relatively unknown to many people because I think companies like Fender and Gibson dominate the world with guitar and exposure, but this is certainly a decent company that provides pretty budget friendly instruments to consumer.

UTILIZATION

Features

Basswood Body with Flame Maple Top
UltraLux Maple Set Neck
Resinator Fretboard with Abalone and Pearl Shell Inlays
H-Expander Truss Rod
Hagstrom 15:1 Die Cast Tuners
24.75" Scale
2x Hagstrom Custom '58 Humbuckers
3-Way Toggle
Long Travel Tune-o-matic style bridge with Hagstrom stop tailpiece and 6 individual brass string blocks
1x Volume / 1x Tone / Mini-Toggle Coil Tap Switch



SOUNDS


If you have played a Gibson Les Paul guitar then you will be right in line with the tone of this instrument. This is an instrument that can you give you a very familiar deep warm tone that you would get off a Gibson Les Paul guitar. So these are the guitars that are going to go really well with British sounding amplifier such as a Marshall or an Orange amplifier. The union between this British voiced amps with these mahogany based Les Paul designed shaped guitars go really well together. This is a guitar that doesn't look that great in fact it kind of looks dorky with the headstock but overall it's a decent entry for the money. This guitar features basswood for the body which is sort of similar to the mahogany but not quite his thick and warm sounding. However it is going to be warmer than say alder or ash body.

OVERALL OPINION


You can find use for for a few hundred dollars on the new markets. You can't find them easily in the used market because they're just not as popular as Epiphones, Gibsons, Ibanez, Fender guitars. These are decent budget friendly guitars that sound decent for the money.
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almost_framus12/24/2010

almost_framus's review"Top Quality - Low Price"

Hagstrom Ultra Swede
Made in China with 22 fret set UltraLux neck. It's got Vol X1, Tone X1, 3-way Pickup Selector Toggle, and mini-toggle switch for coil tapping the twin open faced Humbuckers. It's got a long travel Tune-O-Matic bridge with a fixed bridge consisting of 6 individual blocks (one for each string). It does have a couple of finish blemishes which is why it was so inexpensive. The face of the headstock has a slight bulge around the G tuning peg. Also the binging on the headstock had a rough spot and there was a tiny scratch on the chrome tailpiece cover.

UTILIZATION

I play on the higher frets all the time. I love being able to bend up to that highest E on the bottom string on the 22nd fret. I generally leave both pickups on with the volume and tone all the way up and use my amp's foot-switch to achieve all the different sounds I want. When I play clean I do mess around more with the coil tap and ton controls, but I mostly play with distortion for rhythm and distortion with volume and gain boost for solos. It's basswood body is definitely lighter than a LP. The neck is very comfortable in the fretting hand. The controls are easy to access while playing. The pickups are better than any stock pickups coming out of most of the other Asian guitar factories. They are as good as what's being used in current Gibson and Fender or Gretsch models I've tried recently.

SOUNDS

I use a Roland JC-120 with a TS-9 Tube Screamer in front of it. I use a Morley Distortion 1 pedal for my solo boost. I also use a Vox VT100 with a foot-switch to change up the sounds variations. I usually play with a lot of gain and flat EQ. I can get any sound I want out of this guitar. For instance playing lighter stuff through the clean channel on my amp is suitable for entertaining the old folks. I will probably not buy any other brand of guitar than Hagstrom.
I'm partial to the 24.75" scale of this and the F series set Neck guitars.


OVERALL OPINION

It was very inexpensive and the tiger maple top is superb. I get as many compliments about how great it looks as much as how great it sounds from the audience. I don't think there is a guitar manufacturer out there offering this kind of top shelf quality for such a low price. I've played dozens of guitars in my 30+ years of playing. I will probably not buy any other brand. I have a F200P as well and just traded a 2001 Framus Panthera Studio Custom for a F200 with a guy in Daytona Beach, FL. I don't care that I'm going to eat like $500 in retail value because I know the Hag is going to be a better sounding, easier to play axe.
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nick-p10/30/2008

nick-p's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hagstrom Ultra Swede
Electric guitar box full body Basswood / table Maple NECK al 22 boxes, two humbuckers Hagstrom, easel + tailpiece.

USE

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SONORITS

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NOTICE GLOBAL

The Ultra Swede is a new variant of the distant Gibson Les Paul trsrussie cosmtiquement talking and bnfiiant an excellent violin. Basswood body Maple Assoi a handle but provides clearer sonorits that the elaborate guitar with a mahogany body. For less than 400 euros and with its vintage spirit, it may crack lovers like 60's guitars. It offers a range of colors but the trssduisants Cosmic Black Burst to my prfrence
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Posth02/16/2014

Posth's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Value / price indecent."

Hagstrom Ultra Swede
Made in China.
Body: Basswood
Top: flamed maple
Neck: Mahogany paste, thin profile D
Nut: Graphtech Black Tusq XL 43mm
Key: Resinator ™ with thin rectangular abalone inlays (imitation perhaps, remains durable and very pretty)
Frets: 22 medium jumbo
Mechanical: Design Hagstrom 15:1 ratio
Scale: 24.75 "/ 628mm
Pickups: 2x Custom 62 humbuckers with passive Splitter
Controls: 1x volume/1x tone, 3-position, Splitter for both pickups via a mini switch
Bridge: TOM Longtravel Stoptail tailpiece with Hagstrom and 6 individual brass stretchers

UTILIZATION

Soft knobs and without hiccups.
Channel end and fast.
Due to its size, light weight and good ergonomics it proves to be comfortable.
Access to acute carefree.

SOUNDS

This guitar seems very versatile, but in return may be missing a bit of personality. The bridge pickup is very sharp but lacks a bit of bass in tuning in D is still good but lower I think it is not optimal. However, with a pedal and / or a suitable amp can draw what you want ... I play mostly thrash, it works well.

OVERALL OPINION

3 years of loyal service, nothing to report, it seems to age well. Frankly for the price paid for the product deserves no criticism on a whole, it was well worth the money, in addition to seem more expensive in terms of his violin. Guaranteed purchase without regrets =)
PS: for standard tuning I recommend strings D'Addario XL nickel wound 10-46, this is what I found most enjoyable to play while being sufficiently slamming.
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