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Hagstrom collaborates with Sweden's Ghost on new Fantomen guitar

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Hagstrom

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Laura  Barnes
Hagstrom collaborates with Sweden's Ghost on new Fantomen guitar

The guitar comes in sunburst, white and black finishes and has an RRP of £869.

Hagstrom has introduced its new Fantomen model, which is created in collaboration with the Swedish band Ghost.

The Fantomen (Swedish for “The Phantom”) features an elegantly asymmetrical solid-mahogany body to which Hagstrom has joined a mahogany neck using its classic mortise-and-tenon neck joint system.

The new guitar utilises an H-Expander truss rod and Resinator fingerboard to create a stable, resonant and responsive sonic foundation.

With a relatively thin 11⁄4” (3.5cm) body, the Fantomen is beautifully balanced and surprisingly lightweight with a 25.5” (648mm) scale that provides a slightly sharper attack and more sustain than classic 24.75” scale guitars. The neck joint design provides total, unrestricted access to all 22 frets.

Hagstrom’s goal for the Fantomen was to allow for a varied tonal pallet, so the firm consulted with Swedish pickup guru Johan Lundgren, designer of pickups used by artists such as Meshuggah’s Martin Hagstro?m.

Lundgren recommended two different humbucker designs: No. 2 in the neck position and No. 5 in the bridge position. Each pickup can be split to single-coil mode by means of push/pull switches incorporated into the tone controls, which allow even more sonic flexibility.

You can find the Fantomen on stage with Ghost, or purchase one yourself from distributor Rosetti.

The new Hagstrom Fantomen comes in sunburst, white and black finishes and has an RRP of £869.

For more information visit http://rosetti.co.uk/

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