Welcome rock star, you have arrived. When you step onto the stage with this lovingly reproduced model from the late ‘60s, you and the crowd will feel the power of a time when music impacted not just individuals, but society. It’s sexy stage presence alone commands attention and the versatility of its sound can range from clean to crunchy to downright nasty. A more affordable and solid body electric guitar option for those who are looking to some more expensive brand models in order to kill it on stage, the Hagstrom Retroscape HII is just as able to do just that.
Hagstrom guitars are revered world-wide for their professional quality, excellent playability, unique features, and great value. Known for their quirky switches and easy playability, they quickly achieved wide popularity. Favorites among punk and grunge bands looking for a hard-rocking individualist statement, H-IIs and H-IIIs have been showing up in the hands of artists such as Aaron North (Jubilee, The Icarus Line, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Buddyhead) for years. Many people have been asking for these classics to be re-issued, and we at Hagstrom are happy to comply with lovingly recreated and updated versions of these great classics.
Hagstrom has taken great care in recreating the original pickups, and the new cera mic „C-Spin“ pickups do an excellent job of matching the originals’ sonic glory. Tone-shaping functionality is enhanced by incorporating Hagstrom’s new RC-Circuit into the volume control, which allows for volume reduction without the loss of that high frequency “shimmer”.