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Hagstrom Impala Retroscape Guitar in Black Gloss

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$1,475.00
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HSIMPBLK

Hagstrom introduced the Impala and Condor models in 1963, and the instruments quickly found their way into the hands of many professional and aspiring musicians throughout the world.

This was a period of great experimentation and innovation in electric guitar design. With their futuristic body shapes and unique assortment of tone-shaping options, the Impala and Condor stood out and became integral in creating great music and inspiring amazing artists. They have become highly sought after as collectibles, and vintage instruments still find their way onto stages worldwide.

Now, don't look any further. Back and here to stay: the all new Condor and Impala models. With their re-introduction in 2015, Hagstrom has taken great care to keep the set-neck "soul" of the Impala and Condor intact while incorporating important design improvements that will immediately appeal to modern players.

The neck profile has been slightly rounded, weight balance has been optimized, and important improvements to the "Vintage Tremar" vibrato unit have been made. Finally, an improved switching array maintains the look and function of the originals while incorporating modern, dependable, and ergonomic slide switches.

Since the tone of these instruments carved such a powerful space in the hearts of players, countless hours have been spent to reproduce the essence of the original pickups used in the Impala and Condor. The hard work has paid off with Hagstrom's AlNiCo 5 "Retro-S" pickups, which expertly recreate the essence of the 60s sound and, at the same time, keep the door open for more modern sonic possibilities.

VIEW DEMO

IMPALA FEATURES:

Set Neck
Hagstrom uses a variety of different neck joints throughout our range. Our set-neck recipe is the classic and time-tested Mortise and Tenon joint, a design that most efficiently transfers string energy from neck to body, and can often only be found on more expensive custom-built guitars. A team of experienced and dedicated craftsmen hand carves every neck joint, insuring perfect execution of this traditional technique preferred by luthiers for generations.

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 world’s 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 HSIMPBLK
Brand Hagstrom Guitars
Type Solid Body Electric Guitars
Series Hagstrom Impala Retroscape Series
Finish Black Gloss
Body Style Asymmetric Double Cutaway
Body Wood Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Construction Set Neck
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 Design 15:1 Gear Ratio
Bridge Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Vintage Tremar Tailpiece
Pickups 2 x Hagstrom AlNiCo-5 Retro-S
Controls 1 x Volume with R/C Tone Circuit
Unique Features Strings:D'Addario EXP 110 (10-46)
Comes with Hagstrom Hardshell Case in Tan Tolex with Hagstrom Logo
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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.

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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.

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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.
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Hagstrom Impala Retroscape Guitar in Black Gloss
Hagstrom Impala Retroscape Guitar in Black Gloss
Hagstrom Impala Retroscape Guitar in Black Gloss
Hagstrom Impala Retroscape Guitar in Black Gloss
Description

Hagstrom introduced the Impala and Condor models in 1963, and the instruments quickly found their way into the hands of many professional and aspiring musicians throughout the world.

This was a period of great experimentation and innovation in electric guitar design. With their futuristic body shapes and unique assortment of tone-shaping options, the Impala and Condor stood out and became integral in creating great music and inspiring amazing artists. They have become highly sought after as collectibles, and vintage instruments still find their way onto stages worldwide.

Now, don't look any further. Back and here to stay: the all new Condor and Impala models. With their re-introduction in 2015, Hagstrom has taken great care to keep the set-neck "soul" of the Impala and Condor intact while incorporating important design improvements that will immediately appeal to modern players.

The neck profile has been slightly rounded, weight balance has been optimized, and important improvements to the "Vintage Tremar" vibrato unit have been made. Finally, an improved switching array maintains the look and function of the originals while incorporating modern, dependable, and ergonomic slide switches.

Since the tone of these instruments carved such a powerful space in the hearts of players, countless hours have been spent to reproduce the essence of the original pickups used in the Impala and Condor. The hard work has paid off with Hagstrom's AlNiCo 5 "Retro-S" pickups, which expertly recreate the essence of the 60s sound and, at the same time, keep the door open for more modern sonic possibilities.

VIEW DEMO

IMPALA FEATURES:

Set Neck
Hagstrom uses a variety of different neck joints throughout our range. Our set-neck recipe is the classic and time-tested Mortise and Tenon joint, a design that most efficiently transfers string energy from neck to body, and can often only be found on more expensive custom-built guitars. A team of experienced and dedicated craftsmen hand carves every neck joint, insuring perfect execution of this traditional technique preferred by luthiers for generations.

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 world’s 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 HSIMPBLK
Brand Hagstrom Guitars
Type Solid Body Electric Guitars
Series Hagstrom Impala Retroscape Series
Finish Black Gloss
Body Style Asymmetric Double Cutaway
Body Wood Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Construction Set Neck
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 Design 15:1 Gear Ratio
Bridge Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Vintage Tremar Tailpiece
Pickups 2 x Hagstrom AlNiCo-5 Retro-S
Controls 1 x Volume with R/C Tone Circuit
Unique Features Strings:D'Addario EXP 110 (10-46)
Comes with Hagstrom Hardshell Case in Tan Tolex with Hagstrom Logo