Only 30 made of this limited edition electric guitar, with 8 available in the United States.
Hagstrom Super Swede LTD
Hagstrom continually strives to build the finest guitars available. We steadily take steps to improve our methods and reach new heights of building instruments of the highest possible standard. After several years of consistent pleas by Hagstrom fans over the world, we are very proud to announce that Hagstrom now returns to its roots with production out of Sweden for the first time since the early 1980’s.
Made in Sweden
To commemorate this historic moment, we are pleased to present the introduction of a very special limited edition of one of Hagstrom’s historic flagship models, the Hagstrom Super Swede. First introduced to the Hagstrom range in 1978, this limited edition produced a total of 30 pieces world-wide, 8 in are available in the United States. Each of these limited edition instruments is each meticulously built using premium African Mahogany necks and bodies, Mortise and Tenon necks joints, united together using some of the highest graded ¾” flame maple tops.
To top off this classic combination of the 25.5” scaled Super Swede, each instrument is offered in one of the most popular Hagstrom finishes, “Cosmic Black Burst”. Each guitar is numbered and documented, to commemorate the first step of returning this point of production back to our motherland.
We have joined forces with Johan Lundgren of Swedish Lundgren pickups, where each of the instrument’s features a perfectly matched pair of Lundgren’s hand-built pickups from Sweden. The Super Swede with its long sustain and powerful tone, is perfectly matched with Lundgren’s Alnico 5 splitable “Suckerbucker” in the bridge position. The tone can be best described as “tight” and “lively” which only contributes to the Super Swedes already miles long natural sustain, which literally “sucks” the tone out from the instrument. Lead players will feel an immediate need to lengthen their solos, as the output of this “medium plus” bridge humbucker sings to bring out the guitar’s full potential.
Sucker Bucker and Heaven 75
In order to provide a perfectly-balanced marriage with the “Suckerbucker” and provide extra versatility, Lundgren’s “Heaven 57” was chosen for the neck pickup adding “vintage breath” and delivering a sensational and harmonic clarity. Players will have the best of both worlds using this perfect calibrated set of Lundgren pickups, which will guarantee bringing a wide grin to the face of any player. It’s literally a match made in heaven.
Each pickup on the Super Swede LTD is splittable, so they can be split from humbuckers into single coils using the push/pull pots on the tone controls. So it typically can go from full humbucking tone, to a kind of strat like single coil tone.
In fact, there are 8 different options, since you can split each pickup separately using the tone pots. There are two volume pots to control the volume of each pickup, and a three way toggle switch, and two tones. With the splitting possibilities, you get a lot more tonal options by splitting each pickup.
1) Humbucker Neck, 2) Neck + Bridge Humbucker, 3) Bridge Humbucker 4) Single Coil Neck, 5) Neck and Bridge Single Coil, 6) Single Coil Bridge 7) Humbucking neck and single coil bridge, 8) Single Coil neck and Humbucking Bridge.