The Hagstrom Ultra Max – here presented in Black Satin, Cosmic Black Burst Satin, Fall Sky Satin, and Milky Mandarin Satin – features a familiar silhouette, disguising a slightly bigger body and longer scale length than the Ultra Swede it’s based on. Perfect for down-tuning, the Ultra Max is fitted with specially wound Custom 60 humbucking pickups. Featuring Alnico 5 magnets, these pickups are hotter and pack a bigger punch than vintage Custom 58’s.
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HAGSTROM ULTRA MAX
The Hagstrom Ultra Max Guitar shares the same small body concept of the Ultra Swede, yet with a slightly larger proportioned mahogany body topped with a thick custom carved flame maple top. The body joins to a mahogany set neck utilizing a mortise and tenon neck joint with a 25.50” scale length, which naturally features Hagstrom’s H-Expander™ truss-rod and Resinator™ fingerboard. Its sleek and “ultra-comfortable fast neck” is paralleled with Custom 60 Alnico-5 pickups with their eloquent Aluminum Brushed covers, delivering the cutting voice that this instrument demands.
Mighty Punch and Hot Sizzle
Each of the Ultra Max’s specially wound Custom 60 humbucking pickups utilizes Nylon coated wire united with an Alnico 5 magnet (unmistakably familiar to the “Custom 58”). However, the Custom 60 ultimately packs a mighty punch and hot sizzle compared to the vintage voiced Custom 58. Each pickup is controlled with its own independent Volume pot featuring Hagstrom’s standard R/C circuit on each potentiometer, to help focus on its cleaner tones with a slight turn of the pot. It’s single Master Tone also features a dual coil split, using its push/pull tone configuration to allow for players to switch from “Full Humbucker Tilt” to “Spanky Single Coil Clean” in a heartbeat.
Drop Tunings, Flexibility and Playability
The Hagstrom Ultra Max Guitar combines all of the power, long sustain, clarity and attack, as found with the “Ultra Swede”, yet offers players a fresh tonal pallet with additional flexibility and comfortable playability with its compact body. With its longer 25.50” scale length the Ultra Max handles drop tunings with ease, where players looking for a slightly slimmed body with a searing tone will have found their long-term mate.