Hagstrom PASS-BLK Pat Smear Signature Model Electric Guitar. Black
All Hagstrom electric guitars and basses include their patented H-Expander truss rod
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Pat Smear needs no introduction. He has been in the vanguard of music history his entire career, from the early years as a founding member of the seminal punk band The Germs, to his stint with the Legendary Nirvana, and on to his current role laying down colossal riffs for the Foo Fighters. Hagstrom has been his instrument of choice since the 1970’s, creating a deep and authentic bond that has lasted decades.
Hagstrom Guitars was honored to be given the task of transforming his privately customized and road-proven vintage Hagstrom into the Pat Smear Signature guitar you see here. An additional source of pride for us is that the Pat Smear Signature guitar you find at your Hagstrom dealer is identical to the one Pat plays night after night on some of the largest stages in the world.
This slick black beauty is a voluptuous blend of vintage Hagstrom H-IIN-OT and modern-day Super Swede. Its sleek mahogany body and deeply contoured maple top provide a deep, projecting platform for Hagstroms Custom 58 AlNiCo humbucking pickup’s enabling the guitar to cut through the mix and sit right in the middle of the Foos triple-guitar onslaught. Elegant, clean tones meet highly saturated distortion. Just what Pat ordered.
All Hagstrom electric guitars and basses include their 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 Hagstroms unique tone. Longer sustain and a round attack are some of the sonic characteristics the H-Expander adds to the tonal essence of Hagstrom.