Hagstrom Retro Series HIII 1960's Style Double Cutaway Electric Guitar in Black Gloss

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HAGS-HIII-BLK
Hagstrom Retro Series HIII 1960's Style Double Cutaway Electric Guitar in Black Gloss Hagstrom Retro Series HIII 1960's Style Double Cutaway Electric Guitar in Black Gloss
Hagstrom Retro Series HIII 1960's Style Double Cutaway Electric Guitar in Black Gloss
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H-III The return of a Hagstrom classic

With a modernized touch

The H-III was introduced in 1965, so 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of this iconic guitar.  Known for its quirky switches and easy playability, they quickly achieved wide popularity. 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-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.

 

 

Features

  • Body : American Alder
  • Neck : Hard Maple, Bolt-On
  • Fingerboard : Resinator Fretboard with Hagstrom 6mm Dot Position Marks / Graph Tech Black Tusq XL 43mm nut
  • Pickups : 3 x Retro.S Alnico 5
  • Vibrato : Original Tremar System
  • Bridge : Tremar Roller Bridge
  • Body : American Alder
  • Neck : Hard Maple, Bolt-On
  • Fingerboard : Resinator Fretboard with Hagstrom 6mm Dot Position Marks / Graph Tech Black Tusq XL 43mm nut
  • Fretboard Radius : 14
  • Trussrod : H-Expander
  • Tuning Keys : Hagstrom 15:1 Die Cast
  • Scale Length : 24,75“ / 628 mm / Graph Tech Black Tusq XL 43mm nut
  • Pickups : 3 x Retro.S Alnico 5
  • Vibrato : Original Tremar System
  • Bridge : Tremar Roller Bridge
  • Controls : 1 x Volume Hagstrom Swede-Tone RC Circuit 3 x ON/OFF Pickup Slider Switches 1 x ON/OFF Master Switch 1 x Tone Switch 1 x Rythum/Lead Switch 1 x Top Switch
  • String Gauge (Factory) : D'Addario EXP110 (10-46)
  • Hagstrom Case : C-50 (Optional)
  • Hag-Bag : E-20 (Optional)
More Information
Condition New
SKU HAGS-HIII-BLK
UPC 7340071901756
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