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

Vintage Hagstrom guitars for sale

Hagstrom H8 Bass Guitar, 1967, Cherry Red, Chip Board Case

BLUE ISLAND, ILLINOIS, 60406, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3200

Hagstrom H8 Bass Guitar This is for a 1967 Hagstrom H8 Eight String Bass Guitar, Cherry Red, with the original chip board case. The same kind of bass guitar as used by Noel Redding w / the Jimi Hendrix Experience. This one belonged to my friend's uncle. He bought the bass and a "how to play bass" book, used it for a couple of weeks, then put it in the closet. The bass is beautiful, rarely played, well taken care of. It's got a couple of minor flaws that should buff out and two visible tics on ... more

Hagstrom H8 Bass Guitar, 1968, Cherry Red Rare & Very Collectible 

POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA, 33071, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2468

1968 Hagstrom H8 Eight String Bass Guitar, Cherry Red used as a 4 string. Could be converted back to an 8 string. The Hagstrom H8 was the same model bass guitar used by Noel Redding when in the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Hendrix also played one as the picture shows. As you can see this bass is in excellent condition. It is a great bass to play and a great addition to any collection. This maybe the only H8 ever to be used as a 4 string making it very rare and highly collectible. A $200 PayPal ... more

1968 Hagstrom 8 string

MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE, 37129, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2399

Please feel free to check out the LowEnd Bass Shop for more info, pics and inventory Up for Sale; Wow, amazing neck on this 1968 Hagstrom. Plays like butterComes with original case but hinges need work ThanksLowEnd Bass ShopA real shop in Murfreesboro / Nashville, TN, not just online... more

VINTAGE 70's Hagstrom James L. D'Aquisto OVAL Jimmy OHSC Redburst, Knobs on Body

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, 22903, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1799

This is one rare bird. From the redburst finish to the fact that the knobs were put on the body and not the pickguard. Great guitar in great condition, everything adjusts properly and sounds great. Shipping price is for lower 48 States only, ask me about shipping for Alaska and Hawaii BEFORE you buy the item please, it could be more but it may also be the same price. Items will only ship to your listed Ebay / PayPal address if you use PayPal, no exceptions, if you want it sent somewhere else ... more

Vintage Hagstrom Viking I Sunburst Left Handed

GLEN BURNIE, MARYLAND, 21061, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1699

Vintage Hagstrom Viking I Sunburst Left Handed Vintage Hagstrom Viking I Sunburst Left Handed The Hagström Viking was the first semi-acoustic guitar built by the Hagström company. It was launched in 1965 alongside Hagström's new 12-string guitar and two bass guitars. Two years later there was a twelve-string model launched simple called the Viking 12 and the Viking II Deluxe which featured gold plated machine heads and adjustable bridges. In 1967 Hagström player Frank Zappa's "Nifty, Tough ... more

Vintage Hagstrom Scan bass, very rare, 1977, mahogany / rosewood, all original, HSC

SOUTHOLD, NEW YORK, 11971, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1450

96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Here is a 1977 Hagstrom Scan bass in excellent shape and 100% original and functional. Cosmetically, the bass is in pretty great shape for a 50 year old instrument. These basses have a Mahogany body and neck. which makes the piece a heavy sustain monster. If you are looking for something light weight, move on, this is not the instrument for you. She weighs in at 11 pounds. But if you are looking for a collectable, awesome sounding and playing bass in... more

1966 Hagstrom III (HAG0001)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1395

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 1966 Hagstrom III, Red, Very clean example, Three pickups, Vibrato, Weighs just 7 lbs 3 oz, Cool model, Vintage cable & original semi hard case... more

Vintage Original Circa 1963 Hagstrom I Electric Solidbody Guitar Double Pickups

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $1320

Crazy clean example of an original circa 1963 Hagstrom I electric solidbody. Double pickups. They both sound killer. Bridge pickup is nice and spanky and bright, neck pickup is warm and thick. Together one can achieve lots of different tones. Neck is straight and plays great all the way up and down with no buzz or issues. This is the cleanest example we have ever had. Collectors grade, under the bed condition. Perfect for the player and collector alike. Comes with the tiger pattern original hard... more
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