The H-II and H-III were introduced in 1965, 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, Hagstrom are happy to comply with lovingly recreated and updated versions of these great classics.
A comfortably profled Canadian Maple neck is bolted to a hand-selected American Alder body ensuring 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 frst production of H-IIs and H-IIIs, has been slightly updated, and the Vintage Tremar has been re-engineered for functional improvements without sacrifcing 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 incorporation of Hagstrom’s RC-Circuit into the volume control, which allows for low-gain settings without the loss of that high frequency “shimmer”.
Model Name - H-II Retro
Series - Retroscape
Colour - 3 Tone Sunburst
Part No - HSHII3SB
Build - Solid Body
Body Finish - Gloss
Body Material - Bevelled American Alder
Body Top - N/A
Bracing - N/A
Fix Type - Bolt On
Neck Material - Canadian Hard Maple
Scale Length - 24.75"/628.65mm
Fingerboard Material - Resinator
Fingerboard Radius - 15"/381mm
Number of Frets - 22
Nut Material - Graph Tech Black TUSQ
Nut Width - 1.692"/43mm
Bridge Pickup - Hagstrom C-Spin Single Coil Ceramic Pickups
Middle Pickup : N/A
Neck Pickup - Hagstrom C-Spin Single Coil Ceramic Pickups
Controls - Master Vol, Kill Switch
Pickup Switching - (Right to Left) Neck Pickup On/Off, Middle Pickup On/Off, Bridge Pickup On/Off, Master Tone On/Off, Mute On/Off, Top: Bass Cut On/Off
Bridge - Long Travel Tuno-O Matic Roller Bridge
Tailpiece - Hagstrom Vintage Tremar
Tuning Machines - Hagstrom 15:1 Die-Cast Machine Keys
Strings - D'Addario 10-46 Strings
Accessories - Hagstrom Hardcase Included