The Ultra Max shares the same smaller concept of the Ultra Swede, but with a slightly larger proportioned mahogany body topped with a thick custom carved flame maple top. The body joins to a mahogany set neck utilising a mortise and tenon neck joint with a 25.5ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ scale length, naturally featuring HagstromÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs H-ExpanderÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ¢ truss-rod and ResinatorÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ¢ fingerboard. Its sleek and ultra-comfortable fast neck is paralleled with a pair of Custom 60 Alnico-5 pickups with eloquent Aluminium brushed covers, delivering a cutting voice that this instrument demands.
Each of the Ultra MaxÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs specially wound Custom 60 humbucking pickups utilises Nylon coated wire paired with an Alnico 5 magnet (unmistakably familiar to the Custom 58). However, the Custom 60 packs a mightier punch and a hotter sizzle compared to the vintage-voiced Custom 58.
Each pickup is controlled via an independent volume control featuring HagstromÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs standard R/C circuit for cleaner tones. A single master tone control features a dual coil-split, using a push/pull configuration allowing players to switch between full humbucker to spanky single coil tones in a heartbeat.
The Ultra Max combines the power, sustain, clarity and attack of the Ultra Swede with an updated tonal pallet and additional flexibility, comfort and playability. With its longer 25.5ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ scale length, the Ultra Max also handles drop tunings with ease.