Hagstrom Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 14 adverts covering a period of 13 years, from 1966 to 1979. Click the images to have a closer look.

Hagstrom Corvette - Discothequing or disc-cutting. You

Discothequing or disc-cutting. You'll move more people with Hagstrom electric guitars and basses
Hagstrom Corvette - 1966

Hagstrom Electric Guitars - Sound? "We Had No Trouble Being Heard By 55,000 People!"

Sound? "We Had No Trouble Being Heard By 55,000 People!"
Hagstrom Electric Guitars - 1967

Hagstrom F-12S (H12) - Long and Slippery

Long and Slippery
Hagstrom F-12S (H12) - 1967

Hagstrom H-33E - Folk Rock is a Drag

Folk Rock is a Drag
Hagstrom H-33E - 1967

Hagstrom F-800 eight string - The Only Eight String Bass

The Only Eight String Bass
Hagstrom F-800 eight string - 1968

Hagstrom F-800 eight string - Hagstrom/Rosetti exclusive 8-string bass

Hagstrom/Rosetti exclusive 8-string bass
Hagstrom F-800 eight string - 1969

Hagstrom Swede - The Swede ...it took us a long time to make

The Swede ...it took us a long time to make
Hagstrom Swede - 1973

Hagstrom Swede - The Swede - for the select few

The Swede - for the select few
Hagstrom Swede - 1973

Hagstrom Swede - Now thats a good ad.

Now thats a good ad.
Hagstrom Swede - 1974

Hagstrom Swede - The difference between a rod and a rail

The difference between a rod and a rail
Hagstrom Swede - 1975

Hagstrom Swede - What Ampeg is bringing to America isnt just another guitar

What Ampeg is bringing to America isnt just another guitar
Hagstrom Swede - 1975

Hagstrom Viking - Viking Semi Acoustic Guitar

Viking Semi Acoustic Guitar
Hagstrom Viking - 1977

Hagstrom Super Swede - A Hagstrom Star - Larry Coryell

A Hagstrom Star - Larry Coryell
Hagstrom Super Swede - 1979

Hagstrom Super Swede - Super Swede has arrived

Super Swede has arrived
Hagstrom Super Swede - 1979


Guitar makers have advertised in music magazines such as Down Beat, Guitar Player and very many more. Some manufacturers advertised widely (Guild, Gibson, Fender) but many more didn't and adverts are few and far between. Here are some of my favourite ads out of the ones i've seen. You can browse through all the images from the category links above, or by manufacturer from the links below.

AMPS
Ampeg, Leslie, Marshall, Orange, Peavey, Sunn
GUITARS
Epiphone, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harmony, Martin, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Vox

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman

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