With the introduction of the successful Hagstrom Ultra Swede in 2007, Hagstrom’s designers have recently expanded upon the original and created a new up-scaled sibling: Hagstrom proudly introduce the new Ultra Max.
The Ultra Max shares the same smaller concept of the Ultra Swede, but with a slightly larger proportioned mahogany body topped with a thick custom carved flame maple top. The body joins to a mahogany set neck utilising a mortise and tenon neck joint with a 25.5” scale length, naturally featuring Hagstrom’s H-Expander™ truss-rod and Resinator™ fingerboard. Its sleek and ultra-comfortable fast neck is paralleled with a pair of Custom 60 Alnico-5 pickups with eloquent Aluminium brushed covers, delivering a cutting voice that this instrument demands.
Each of the Ultra Max’s specially wound Custom 60 humbucking pickups utilises Nylon coated wire paired with an Alnico 5 magnet (unmistakably familiar to the Custom 58). However, the Custom 60 packs a mightier punch and a hotter sizzle compared to the vintage-voiced Custom 58.
Each pickup is controlled via an independent volume control featuring Hagstrom’s standard R/C circuit for cleaner tones. A single master tone control features a dual coil-split, using a push/pull configuration allowing players to switch between full humbucker to spanky single coil tones in a heartbeat.
The Ultra Max combines the power, sustain, clarity and attack of the Ultra Swede with an updated tonal pallet and additional flexibility, comfort and playability. With its longer 25.5” scale length, the Ultra Max also handles drop tunings with ease.
The Ultra Max is available in four beautiful satin finishes: Satin Black, Fall Sky, Milky Mandarin, and Satin Cosmic Black Burst.
- Material: Mahogany
- Top: Custom Carved Flame Maple
- Style: Single Cutaway
- Binding: White
- Joint: Set Neck
- Material: Maple
- Profile: UltraSlim "D"
- Truss Rod: H-Expander™
- Material: Resinator™
- Fingerboard Radius: 15"
- Inlays: Pearloid Block
- Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Nut: GraphTech Black Tusq XL
- Nut Width: 43mm
- Pickups: 2 x Custom 60 AlNiCo-5 Humbucker Brushed Aluminium Cover
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Controls: 2x Volume & 1x Tone Control with Push-Pull Coil Split
- Bridge: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic Hagstrom Sustain Block Tailpiece
- Tuning Keys: Hagstrom Design 15:1
- Strings: D'Addario (10-46)