Hagstrom’s Seafarer. The perfect companion for your artistic voyage.
Parlor-sized bodies have been used by acoustic guitar builders for centuries. A compact, easy-to-hold size and focused, intimate voicings have made parlor guitars attractive tools for vocal accompaniment and small ensembles through the ages. Blues and folk musicians embraced them in the early 20th century, and the body shape has become one of the standard offerings among fine guitar producers.
The Hagstrom Seafarer sits squarely in this tradition. Its smaller body and more pronounced waist exhibit classic parlor dimensions. We have chosen mahogany for the back and sides and solid Sitka spruce for the top, which together create a warm and full-bodied voice with especially rich mid-range sonorities. A fingerboard and bridge made of our unique Resinator™ material, with the density, hardness, and sophisticated texture of ebony, contribute a level of tonal articulation usually found only in much more expensive instruments. Fishman’s ISYS pickup and preamp round out the package with authentic and expressive amplification support.
Dalarna is a historical province located in central Sweden, home to the town of Älvdalen where Albin Hagström established an accordion factory in 1925, and where Hagstrom guitar production began in the 1950’s. A region steeped in folklore and with a rich tradition of art and craftsmanship, it is a source of inspiration for Hagstrom’s acoustic guitars. In homage to the birthplace of Hagstrom guitars, we have adopted local names from around the region for our acoustic series: Siljan, Mora, Efldalia, and, of course, Dalarna.
Each model has been carefully developed to produce a unique tone with the help of hand-selected and aged timbers, and traditional body designs such as Dreadnought & Grand Auditorium, and Concert. A feature common to all Hagstrom acoustic guitars is the incorporation of our unique Resinator™ material into both fingerboards and bridges. The consistency, density, and stability of Resinator™ wood is ideally suited to the acoustic guitar, and contributes to the rich sonic fingerprint of Hagstrom acoustics.
Beautifully designed cosmetic features such as headstocks, rosettes, tuners and other details, together with the finest of materials and Hagstrom’s design innovation creates a range of acoustic guitars that are a fitting tribute to the legacy started nearly a century ago in Dalarna by Albin Hagström.
SEAFARER II STANDARD FEATURES:
A high grade solid Sitka spruce top and Mahogany back and sides form the tonal heart of Hagstrom's Seafarer series. This combination, another classic, is very responsive with robust volume output. Guitars made with this quality North American Sitka spruce typically improve their tonal characteristics as they age. The Seafarer series is ideally suited to flatpickers looking for fullness and substance to their sound.
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".
Hagstrom Machine Heads
Hagstrom models use 18:1 or 15:1 gear ratio machine heads based on our own designs to insure accurate tuning. Viking and HB series basses feature machine heads with a 17:1 gear ratio.
Fishman ISYS+ 301
All Hagstrom acoustic-electric models are equipped with Fishman's professional quality ISYS 301 Plus preamp and Sonicore transducer system. Advanced features such as a built-in autochromatic tuner and Phase adjustment control provide the perfect support for Hagstrom's unique acoustic voice.
|Series||Hagstrom Acoustic Series|
|Body Top||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Construction||Dovetail Set Neck|
|Fretboard||Resinator Wood, Radius of 15"|
|Frets||20 Medium Jumbo (14 Frets to Body)|
|Machine Heads||Diecast Hagstrom Design 18:1 Gear Ratio|
|Bridge||Resinator Wood with Graph-Tech Tusq Saddle|
|Electronics||Fishman ISYS+ 301 Preamp with Sonicore Pickup|
|Controls||Volume, Bass, Treble, Phase, Tuner On/Off|
|Unique Features||Tuner - Built in 7 segment Tuner with separate low battery indicator LED, Strings - D'Addario Phosphor Bronze EJ38 Light (10-47)|