2009 Hagstrom Swede Tremar in White with original Hard Case
I have to confess that this is the first Hagstrom I have bought. I knew they were originally a Swedish guitar builder but that was about it. I did some research & discovered that Hagstrom ceased trading in Sweden in 1983. The brand was resurrected 21 years later & the guitars are now produced in China to a very good standard. This model is loosely based on a Les Paul design being made from Mahogany with a set neck & two Humbucker pickups which also feature a 3-Way Sound Filter Toggle Switch (Hi-Mid Cut / Center Bypass / Hi Cut). This particular guitar also has a "bigsby style" tremolo system which works well
This particular guitar is in excellent condition with low action, a nice straight neck & no fretwear. There is some tarnishing to the chrome pickups and two small scratches on the back of the guitar (see photos) but that is about it. The guitar comes with it's original fitted case. This has a little damage to the top (see photos) but otherwise, it's all good.
This Tremar Swede features a Tremar Roller Bridge, two Hagstrom Custom 58' Pickups and the famed H-Expander as seen on all Hagstrom electric guitars. The Hagstrom Tremar Swede sets a new standard which concerns design, functionality and tone.
If this instrument used more chrome, Hagstrom would have to put an engine in it! This electric guitar gives a nice beefy tone with a powerful attack.
Body: Mahogany With 10mm Carved Maple Top
Bridge: Tremar Roller Bridge
Colour: White (WHT)
Neck: Mahogany, set
Fingerboard: Resinator Fretboard with Hagstrom Pearloid Block Position Marks
Fretboard Radius: 15
Tuning Keys: Hagstrom 18:1 Die Cast
Scale Length: 24.75'' / 628mm / Graph Tech Black Tusq XL 43mm Nut
Pickups: 2 x Hagstrom Custom 58
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle 3-Way Toggle Switch
Controls: 2 x Volume 2 x Tone 3-Way Sound Filter Toggle Switch (Hi-Mid Cut / Center Bypass / Hi Cut
String Gauge (Factory): D'Addario EXP110 (10-46)
Vibrato (Optional): Hagstrom Tremar
Hagstrom Case: C-51
So to sum up, a nicely made guitar from Hagstrom. If you are looking for something just a little bit different, this could be for you. I really like it & the finish & playability is very good.