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Summer NAMM 2017: Hagstrom teams up with Ghost for Fantomen signature guitar

SUMMER NAMM 2017: We first spied this model hiding away in the depths of Musikmesse, but now Hagstrom has made its collaboration with Swedish metallers Ghost official in the form of the Fantomen.

Possessing a body shape highly reminiscent of the Gibson RD with which Ghost’s Nameless Ghouls are closely associated, the Fantomen is made of solid mahogany with a mahogany 25.5” set neck.

That neck comes equipped with Hagstrom’s Resinator fingerboard - a composite similar to ebony, as well as an H-Expander truss rod, which delivers tension at both ends of the neck.

Hagstrom has also recruited Swedish pickup ace Johan Lundgren to deliver a pair of humbuckers (No. 2 in the neck, No. 5 in the bridge) for the Fantomen, both of which are coil-splittable for increased versatility.

The Fantomen is available now in white, black and vintage sunburst finishes for £869 - head over to Hagstrom (opens in new tab) for more info.

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).

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