Swede MK 3 Model Electric Guitar With Case, Dark Storm
Item ID: SWEMK3-DSM
The Swede with a short scale length of 24.75 inches (628mm) produces a thick and warm tone that is both articulate and harmonically rich. Its lower string tension allows for longer sustain, providing an expressive and versatile tone. The equipped Lundgren Design No. 2 AlNiCo-2 pickups are each specially calibrated to capture the natural, balanced tone of the instrument. With their clear and well-defined distinction, these pickups allow the soulful character of the Swede to shine through.
All Hagstrom electric guitars and basses include our patented H-Expander™ truss rod design. Introduced with the new Swede and Super Swede models and coupled with a dual action truss rod, making adjustments even more accurate, it is fit for a whole new generation of players while retaining Hagstrom’s reputation as the world’s fastest playing guitar. The H-Expander™ truss rod not only provides ultimate neck adjust- and 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.
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”.
Sustain Block Tailpiece:
Hagstrom’s unique Sustain Block Tailpiece™ was the result of design work starting in 1976 and made its first appearance on Swede and Super Swede guitars produced in 1978.
Top: ¾ Maple Top w/ Top Grade Flame Maple Veneer
Binding: Single-Ply Ivory
Style: Single Cutaway
Neck: Set Neck, customized Nape-Tenon neck joint for ultimate fret access
Neck Thickness: 1st fret 21 mm (excludes FB, paint clear coat), 12th fret 22.5 mm (excludes FB, paint clear coat)
Trussrod: Dual Action H-Expander™
Scale Length: 24.75” (629 mm)
Inlays: Ivoriod Hagstrom Crest inlays – Lions on 12th fret
Position Marks: Hagstrom Crest inlays – Hagstrom Lions on 12th fret
Frets: Stainless Steel - 22 Medium Jumbo
Nut: Custom String Spaced - GraphTech™ Black Tusq XL
Nut Width: 43 mm
Headstock Reinforcement: Volute with internal reinforcements