Hagstrom Ultra Swede
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Hagstrom Ultra Swede

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

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 13 reviews )
 8 reviews62 %
 1 user review8 %
 2 reviews15 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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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.
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.
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.
rem5601/14/2014

rem56's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Versatility and excellent Quality Price"

Hagstrom Ultra Swede
Everything has been said in previous posts.
I guess she does not have the build quality of some guitars for astronomical prices, which make me dream but I know that picture.
However, with regard to the purchase price (250 in hand), I find her very neat presentation quality and can only make a good score.

UTILIZATION

Purchased used, this guitar really missed maintenance.
Despite this, the handle end (perfect for my short fingers) did not move.
It is very pleasant and fair despite my weak action setting.
A very good surprise.

SOUNDS

Guitarist living, this guitar blew me away.
The two double splitables pickups as single coils allow to obtain sounds really varied. Simply put, we can pass from the Gibson telecaster ... almost.
The above, I agree with the opinion of Valou 78180. Fully versatile guitar is only a dream. For those looking for the ultimate sound, it is better to throw your sights on a guitar that you really like. For my part, I had neither the place nor the inclination (and means) to acquire several others. My styles are varied and this guitar allows me to always find a sound approaching what I want. This versatility is more than enough for my use. I understand it can tire against by guitarists more assertive.

OVERALL OPINION

I found this one there 15 days. Compared to the previous 15 days of pure bliss.
This can be seen by some as insignificant (period honeymoon ...).
I sold my yamaha china because I do not find it fun to play (approximate sleeve).
There is nothing comparable.
Furthermore, I still have my yamaha aex 500 (1/4 case with mini humbucking and piezo).
Electric, I think I now have the full range of sounds and guitars that fit me.
Overall Opinion: Very very satisfied.
Xlog02/21/2013

Xlog's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Versatile"

Hagstrom Ultra Swede
First we will pass details everything has already been said and people affected by the instrument that will be already filled.

UTILIZATION

I write the test after putting hand over guitars.
The guitar is very light and handle very end, I think weight indicates why this guitar in this price range.

The size of the handle allows easy access, but I think it is not really made for the solo, access to acute is not the best in my opinion.

Obtained quickly typed LP sound, the bridge pickup provides good saturation and the handle is very soft.

SOUNDS

I play everything, but I had this guitar for the metal dropped on the floor.

The game quickly becomes too soft Ball Dropped in C, I tried pulling mounted to 12, but unfortunately the strings were too big for the tailpiece.

I also tried to put two EMG81 above, I think it is not made for this guitar, I was as happy with the sound once the microphones gave origin.

In clean this guitar is capable of producing a beautiful sound, guitar moin far more upscale or fender. In saturated it is capable of good sound sharp, but its still too cold neutral.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had two year is a faithful companion, I like its simplicity its unconventional look and versatility, I think with the experience I remake that choice, I'd rather have a guitar with more of pedigree.

It remains nevertheless a nice good versatile guitar, usable in all styles.
valou7818010/16/2012

valou78180's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" you get tired quickly"

Hagstrom Ultra Swede
I'll characteristics, everything said above, I note the absence of vibrato

UTILIZATION

I also spend, I rather speak in terms of sound

SOUNDS

This is where I will dwell, people for whom this is the 1st guitar (or played on a crappy guitar was 150th) will not stop the praise about this instrument. but this versatile mics prevents this guitar to have its own character, I play a hybrid lamp / trans and a big bandit 112, I use very little neck pickup, but the sound obtained with the remains hot enough and suitable. but I find the bridge pickup with no personality whatsoever with a simple distortion or with the integrality of my pedalboard. either single or double, it prevents to obtain beautiful harmonics in the treble and too sharp for my taste. so versatile because it allows you to approach many sound decent, but sorely lacking caractère.Rien to do with a strat as previous reviews say. perfect for beginners or guitar to the rhythm, but amateur solo go your way.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years, for its price, I was surprised neck pickup but the bridge pickup when I was even disappointed. but I think this guitar keeps a quality / price ratio suitable. with experience, I will not repeat that choice but I rather orienterai to typed sounds more like a classic player 50's
philimor11/01/2011

philimor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Pleasant surprise"

Hagstrom Ultra Swede
European manufacturing specifications if I am not mistaken
Teak information must be accessible on the site

UTILIZATION

The handle of happiness! I do not know if the form but it is my hand! Towed to my guitars is the only case where it is so natural and what velocity wow maybe the wood is synthesis?
I, who intended to carry around not having the concern as with the other Gibson or Fender I invest in one of the fly to guarantee him a long life and reassure me so I want to keep this relationship
The rest is typical of Paul forms a measured weight slightly smaller than the original (Gibson) correctly sounding but empty without
The second effect is kisskool once connected everything is possible in the matter without reaching the selected mode of perfection we get a good sound simple or the humbucker Start or Paul sg TV
All styles can spend jazz, metal, reggae, blues rock .... It always finds its
Amazing I tell you

SOUNDS

So as previously stated no problem to get his
I just try it with my new classic with the same conclusion 50 or JCM900 cab on jcm200 412ou212 we always find the right settings this is not always the case with other loaders (epiphone lp)
In simple crystalline metal is a little (to do with other strings) micro bridge but in his velvety I get the best result for his blues hit a nickel

OVERALL OPINION

Having at my disposal the means to compare 6 solibody I can tell you it's one that will accompany me on holiday in the future for its versatility and ease of playing
A good inexpensive guitar very accessible and well finished restoring the pleasure to play with sounds correct
That's a lot to acquire the second scraper to keep the lines of their dreams without deception can
At the point of making me as the main tool a straw!
roplof08/20/2011

roplof's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hagstrom Ultra Swede
Channel: Stuck in Maple
-Key: Résinator (a kind of composite brand specific), 22 boxes
-Mechanical: Hagstrom oil bath
-Scale: 628 mm
-Body: basswood with a flamed maple top
-Pickups: Two microphones Hagstrom Custom 62 humbuckers
-Electronics: 1 volume, 1 tone, 1 3-position selector, a coil-tap (to disable some of the humbucker to approximate the sound of single coil pickups)
-Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with power cords Hagstrom

UTILIZATION

Despite its shape, this guitar has been designed in a spirit of modernity. point of mahogany and micro alnico, but maple, linden, some resinator and a good little set of micro ceramic magnet. handle extremely flat and comfortable for hard shredder, a violin very well made. finish more than adequate except for some details like the contours of the microphones.

SOUNDS

very versatile guitar.
even if we can blame a little too much shine to microphones, it is still surprising to see such a good mic on a guitar to price.
this guitar is more surprising in its full. everything goes without becoming rough when you push the gain generously. the attack of the strings affects well, and the microphones splittage us into a universe far more stratoidien.
brief ... the level it's all good!

OVERALL OPINION

that is what is perverse to want a pretty Swedish fiddling when you're guitarist? no! simply put his hands on it to be convinced!
the Hagstrom ultra suede has it all, a variety of attractive colors, great design, good finish (but not too much), light, easy to play, and excellent micro kit. all for about € 400
quality / price.
dede_2908/08/2009

dede_29's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hagstrom Ultra Swede
everything has been said I think

UTILIZATION

the handle is flat, very pleasant and very rapide.Elle is rather small and slight the only small downside is that it is slightly wrong équilibré.L of access to treble is good and get good sound is fairly easy.

SOUNDS

This guitar is quite versatile: blues, metal, funk passe.Les everything sounds good clean sound on both pickups sound very Solicitating with crystal splits with microphones. In terms of overdrive in the neck pickup sound drafts agreements but the solo game is revealed rather warm and the bridge pickups bluesy.Pour the agreement proceeded relatively sound angry and wonder what is reminiscent of the Les Paul.

OVERALL OPINION

I acquire ago semaine.Je had not seen that on the internet and we can say that it is very beautiful (burgundy burst finish) we denote still some minor finish defects which are not to be blamed if Taking into account the details has made ​​finishing (binding, netting surrounding the body ...) and the price relatively faible.Pour summarize the ultra swede is a beautiful guitar with a very high end and sounds personalitée simpas and versatile. The value for money is good I played a epiphone les paul located in the same price range and Hagstrom is superior in every respect.
nick-p12/21/2008

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

Hagstrom Ultra Swede
Guitar case full body Basswood / table maple, set neck 22 frets, two humbuckers Hagstrom, bridge + tailpiece.
SPECIFICATIONS:
- Corps Tilleul,
- Table in Maple FlammPommel (depending Available)
- Maple Neck Ultralux al,
- Rod rglage H-Expander,
- Key Composite wood, taken Pearl & Abalone Shell,
- Scale 629 mm, 22 frets,
- 2 micros Hagstrom Custom 62N-4 & 62b-4, 1 volume, 1 Tone,
- Slecteur 3 positions, Coil Tap,
- Mcaniques oil bath Hagstrom,
- Tune-O-Matic with power cords Hagstrom
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UTILIZATION

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SOUNDS

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OVERALL OPINION

The Ultra Swede is a new variant of the remote Gibson Les Paul trsrussie cosmtiquement bnfiiant talking and a great violin. His treatise contain a basswood body maple neck, however, provides clearer sound than guitars produced with a mahogany body. For less than 450 euros and with its vintage style, it can crack the lovers of 70's type guitars. She offers a range of colors but the trssduisants Cosmic Black Burst to my preferences