Hagstrom Super Swede Bass Guitar in Natural Mahogany Gloss
A Classic Reborn
One of Hagstrom’s last projects before their Swedish production stopped was a collaboration between their chief guitar designer Per-Åke Olsson and Rutger Gunnarsson, bassist for the Swedish super-group ABBA.
This resulted in the Super Swede Bass, which was used by Rutger throughout ABBA’s final North American tour in September/October 1979. Only 364 of these basses were produced before Hagstrom ceased guitar production in Sweden, and over the years they’ve become a sought-after collector’s item.
Hagstrom’s original Super Swede bass had a neck-through design, a feature found typically on more expensive hand-crafted bass guitars. Neck-through basses offer unrestricted access to the highest frets since there is no heel needed to support the neck/body joint, and also tend to have more sustain than traditional set-neck or bolt-on instruments.
Super Swede Bass Re-Creation
Our new Super Swede Bass is an authentic re-creation of this historic model from 1980. A Resinator fingerboard enhances the sustain of the neck-through design and contributes to the guitars articulate attack. Strings are anchored in place with individual saddles coupled directly to the single massive neck structure providing a foundation for long, piano-like sustain.
Hagstrom’s brand-new J-Quad quad-stacked humbuckers are introduced with the Super Swede Bass. We thought it appropriate to commemorate this historic design with our latest pickup innovation. The J-Quads combine low-noise performance with a broad support of the full tonal spectrum, and just a little extra emphasis on mids and lows for when that extra “growl” is needed.
SUPER SWEDE BASS STANDARDS:
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".
Hagstrom Machine Heads
|Type||Electric Bass Guitars|
|Series||Hagstrom Super Swede Bass Series|
|Finish||Natural Mahogany Gloss|
|Body Style||Double Cutaway - Original 1980 Super Swede Bass Design|
|Construction||Neck Through Body with Deep "D" Profile and 15" Radius|
|Frets||20 Medium Jumbo|
|Inlays||Hagstrom Pearloid Block Inlays|
|Scale Length||34" (964 mm)|
|Nut||GraphTech Black Tusq XL, Nut Width is 40mm|
|Machine Heads||Hagstrom Design 22:1 Tuning Pegs|
|Bridge||Hagstrom Individual Adjustable Direct-Mount Saddles|
|Pickups||2 x Hagstrom Design J-Quad - quad-stacked Humbucker|
|Controls||2 x Volume, 1 x Tone|
|Unique Features||Strings - D'Addario (55-105)|
|Comes with||Hagstrom Hardshell Case in Tan Tolex with Hagstrom Logo|
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