H-Expander: 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.
Hagstrom Machine Heads: 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.
Resinator Wood: Resinator wood is a wood composite material that is both more uniform in density and more stable than any standard wood product. These characteristics eliminate dead spots or "wolf tones” sometimes associated with conventional wood fingerboards. Resinator wood has an articulate sound similar to high quality ebony, but without any of the problems associated with ebony. It provides a stable and clear tone, and also adds higher overtones and harmonics which uniquely detail each note. Like our H-Expander truss rod, Resinator™ wood is a major contributor to the distinctive "Hagstrom tone”.
Tremar Vibrato System: The Hagstrom Tremar Vibrato is a chrome laden, fine tuned piece of art with top notch vibrato performance. This stunningly light and responsive vintage style, top mount vibrato system, delivers impeccable tuning stability, without eating away at sustain or compromising your overall tone. Together with Hagstrom's own longtravel Tune-O-Matic roller bridge and the complementing, self-lubricating GraphTech TUSQ XL nut, you won't have to fret being out of tune with your Hagstrom Tremar type guitars.
Set Neck: Hagstrom uses a variety of
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