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Hagstrom Retro Series HIII 1960's Style Double Cut Guitar, 3-Tone Burst
Hagstrom Retro Series HIII 1960's Style Double Cut Guitar, 3-Tone Burst Hagstrom Retro Series HIII 1960's Style Double Cut Guitar, 3-Tone Burst

Hagstrom Retro Series HIII 1960's Style Double Cut Guitar, 3-Tone Burst

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Condition: New

SKU: HAGS-HIII-3SB

Out of stock

Details

Body

  • Material: American Alder
  • Style: Double Cutaway
  • Binding: None

Neck

  • Joint: Bolt On
  • Material: Canadian Hard Maple
  • Binding: None
  • Truss Rod: H-Expander™

Finberboard/Nut

  • Material: Resinator™
  • Radius: 15"
  • Inlays: 6 mm Pearl Dot
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 24.75" (628 mm)
  • Nut: GraphTech Black Tusq XL
  • Nut Width: 43mm

Electronics

  • Pickups: 3 x Hagstrom Ceramic C-Spin
  • Pickup Selection:
    • Neck Pickup On/Off
    • Middle Pickup On/Off
    • Bridge Pickup On/Off
    • Master Tone On/Off
    • Mute On/Off
    • Top (Bass Cut) On/Off
  • Controls:
    • 1 x Volume with R/C Tone Circuit
    • Kill Switch on Upper Horn

Parts

  • Bridge: Long Travel T-O-M Roller Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Hagstrom Vintage Tremar
  • Machine Keys: Hagstrom 15:1 Die Cast
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP 110 (10-46)

Optional

  • Hagstrom Bag: E-20

Manufacturer's Description

With a modernized touch

The H-III were introduced in 1965, so 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of these iconic guitars.  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, their audience is also quite diverse:  from artists like Joe Satriani, whose first guitar was a Hagstrom H-III, to Aaron North (of Nine Inch Nails) who still has  H-IIIs in his guitar arsenal.  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.

A comfortably profiled Canadian Maple neck is bolted to a hand-selected American Alder body insuring that the original attack and “bite” of the H-III is maintained.  The classic 6-in-line Hagstrom headstock design, used for the first production of H-IIIs, has been slightly updated, and the “Vintage Tremar” has been re-engineered for functional improvements without sacrificing its original appearance.

Hagstrom has taken great care in recreating the original pickups, and the new “Retro-S” pickups do an excellent job of matching the originals’ sonic glory.  Gain-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”.

We are proud to offer the H-III once again to Hagstrom fans worldwide in 2015, the 50th anniversary after their first introduction.

H-III Standards

H-Expander

All Hagstrom electric guitars and basses include our patented H-Expander™ truss rod. Providing tension at both ends and running the entire length of the neck, the rigid yet light-weight alloy truss rod allows for a very low action and thin neck, two factors that were instrumental in earning Hagstrom its reputation as the world’s fastest playing guitar. The H-Expander™ truss rod does not only provide ultimate stability of the neck, but also plays a hand in providing you with the unique “Hagstrom tone”. Longer sustain and a round attack, are a couple of the sonic characteristics that the H-Expander™ adds to the tonal essence of Hagstrom.

Bolt-On

  • Slightly brighter and more vivid tone
  • Ample amounts of attack/"snap"
  • Strong resonance and sustain
  • Great servicability

Vintage Tremar

In combination with the trusted long travel Tune-O-Matic roller bridge and the Graphtech Black TUSQ XL nut, the re-engineered Vintage Tremar vibrato unit keeps it original appearance while tremendously improving its functionality. Smooth vibrato action and great tuning stability included.

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