A great reissue of a classic model that was first introduced by Hagstrom in 1965! The H-IIN guitars were known for their quirky switches and easy playability. Favorites among punk and grunge bands looking for a hard-rocking individualist statement, H-IIN has 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 Hagstrom has delivered with these lovingly recreated and updated versions!
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-IINI 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 Custom 60 Alnico 5 humbucking 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’. We are proud to offer the H-IIN once again to Hagstrom fans worldwide.