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Hagstrom H-III Retroscape Guitar in 3-Tone Sunburst

Regular price
$1,393.00
Regular price
$1,699.00
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$1,393.00
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HSHIII3SB

The H-II and 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, H-IIs and H-IIIs have been showing up in the hands of artists such as Aaron North (The Icarus Line, Nine Inch Nails) for years. 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-II and H-III is maintained. The classic 6-in-line Hagstrom headstock design, used for the first production of H-IIs and 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 ceramic "C-Spin" pickups do an excellent job of matching the originals' sonic glory. Tone-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".

VIEW DEMO

 

H-III FEATURES:

Bolt-On
Slightly brighter and more vivid tone, Ample amounts of attack (snap), Strong resonance and sustain, Great serviceability.

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.

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 worlds fastest playing guitar. The H-Expander truss rod not only provides ultimate neck 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
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".

SPECS
SKU HSHIII3SB
Brand Hagstrom Guitars
Type Solid Body Electric Guitars
Series Hagstrom H-III Retroscape Series
Finish 3-Tone Sunburst
Body Style Double Cutaway
Body Wood American Alder
Neck Wood Canadian Hard Maple
Construction Bolt on
Truss Rod H-Expander
Fretboard Resinator Wood, Radius of 15"
Frets 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays 6 mm Pearl Dot
Scale Length 24.75" (628 mm)
Nut GraphTech Black Tusq XL, Nut Width is 43mm
Machine Heads Diecast Hagstrom Die Cast 15:1 Gear Ratio
Bridge Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Vintage Tremar Tailpiece
Pickups 3 x Hagstrom Ceramic C-Spin
Controls 1 x Volume with R/C Tone Circuit/Kill Switch on Upper Horn
Unique Features Strings:D'Addario EXP 110 (10-46)
Comes with Hagstrom Hardshell Case in Tan Tolex with Hagstrom Logo
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Shipping and Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping

Direct to Consumer Delivery Policy

What GIG Guitars Does:

  • GIG Guitars will process an item for a direct to consumer order. This can be shipped to a business or residential address using either Australia Post E-Parcel or StarTrack Express or collected by a courier selected by GIG Guitars on behalf of the Purchaser.
  • GIG Guitars will provide the Consignment details to the nominated email address.

What we don’t do

GIG Guitars takes no responsibility for lost or stolen goods.

Australia Post and Star Track Express have their own policy regarding this procedure. We recommend you visit their websites at http://auspost.com.au/index.html www.startrackexpress.com.au for a better understanding of their proof of delivery policy.

  • As GIG Guitars are delivering on behalf of the purchaser, insurance of the goods is the responsibility of the purchaser. If any goods are damaged in transit, the store takes no responsible for the item and all logistics of return and it’s cost of re-supply.

If you require GIG Guitars to insure the goods on your behalf, please request this on the Purchase order for each Direct Ship order.

An additional insurance charge will be applied to the invoice.

  • All goods lost or stolen, after being left at the consumer’s premises, is not the responsibility of GIG Guitars.
  • GIG Guitars will not be responsible for following up delivery details, or any delivery discrepancies, this is the responsibility of you, the purchaser. We will only provide a consignment tracking info.

Details of your parcel can then be viewed on the Courier Website, using the Consignment number provided by GIG Guitars. If the matter cannot be resolved easily by tracking the Consignment Number from the relevant tracking Websites, GIG Guitars will endeavor to resolve it.

Returns

We are not required to provide a refund or replacement if you change your mind. But you can choose a refund or exchange if an item has a major problem.

This is when the item:

  • has a problem that would have stopped someone from buying the item if they had known about it
  • is unsafe
  • is significantly different from the sample or description
  • doesn’t do what we said it would, or what you asked for and can’t be easily fixed.

Alternatively, you can choose to keep the item and we will compensate you for any drop in value. If the problem is not major, we will repair the item within a reasonable time. If it is not repaired in a reasonable time you can choose a refund or replacement.

  • Lost Gift Vouchers will not be refunded but should be able to be redeemed should you loose your physical voucher

Please keep your proof of purchase – e.g. your receipt.

Conditions of Returns

Returnable items are subject to the following…

  • The product is faulty
  • The product is not the same product that was ordered
  • The product does not perform to the Manufacturers specifications
  • The product has been damaged in transit (please take note of all parcels immediately upon receiving from postage or courier and where possible take a photo of damage)
  • Items must be returned within 7 days
  • Items must be returned with original packaging and supplied accessories (ie; power supply, manuals)
  • Items must be returned as new, and free of scratches or marks
  • A copy of original receipt must accompany your return
  • You must contact the store before sending back any items
  • Returns may not be granted for products such as Print Music (due to Copyright Laws), Kazoos, Tin Whistles, Recorders (due to hygiene reasons)
  • Returns will not be granted due to a customer’s change of mind, or ordering the wrong product.
  • All faulty items will be directed back to suppliers for warranty assessment. This is no guarantee that a product will be replaced, repaired or refunded.
Contact Us

Contact Us

Email sales@gigguitars.com.au

Call Rico on 0488200801

Hagstrom H-III Retroscape Guitar in 3-Tone Sunburst
Hagstrom H-III Retroscape Guitar in 3-Tone Sunburst
Hagstrom H-III Retroscape Guitar in 3-Tone Sunburst
Hagstrom H-III Retroscape Guitar in 3-Tone Sunburst
Hagstrom H-III Retroscape Guitar in 3-Tone Sunburst
Hagstrom H-III Retroscape Guitar in 3-Tone Sunburst
Hagstrom H-III Retroscape Guitar in 3-Tone Sunburst
Description

The H-II and 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, H-IIs and H-IIIs have been showing up in the hands of artists such as Aaron North (The Icarus Line, Nine Inch Nails) for years. 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-II and H-III is maintained. The classic 6-in-line Hagstrom headstock design, used for the first production of H-IIs and 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 ceramic "C-Spin" pickups do an excellent job of matching the originals' sonic glory. Tone-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".

VIEW DEMO

 

H-III FEATURES:

Bolt-On
Slightly brighter and more vivid tone, Ample amounts of attack (snap), Strong resonance and sustain, Great serviceability.

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.

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 worlds fastest playing guitar. The H-Expander truss rod not only provides ultimate neck 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
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".

SPECS
SKU HSHIII3SB
Brand Hagstrom Guitars
Type Solid Body Electric Guitars
Series Hagstrom H-III Retroscape Series
Finish 3-Tone Sunburst
Body Style Double Cutaway
Body Wood American Alder
Neck Wood Canadian Hard Maple
Construction Bolt on
Truss Rod H-Expander
Fretboard Resinator Wood, Radius of 15"
Frets 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays 6 mm Pearl Dot
Scale Length 24.75" (628 mm)
Nut GraphTech Black Tusq XL, Nut Width is 43mm
Machine Heads Diecast Hagstrom Die Cast 15:1 Gear Ratio
Bridge Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Vintage Tremar Tailpiece
Pickups 3 x Hagstrom Ceramic C-Spin
Controls 1 x Volume with R/C Tone Circuit/Kill Switch on Upper Horn
Unique Features Strings:D'Addario EXP 110 (10-46)
Comes with Hagstrom Hardshell Case in Tan Tolex with Hagstrom Logo