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Hagstrom Electric Guitar and Bass List
Instruments manufactured by Hagstrom of Sweden









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1972 Hagstrom HIIN-OT

A great example of 1970s Hagstrom guitar building; this 1972 HIIN-OT is equipped with twin humbuckers, each with it's own volume and tone controls


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Swedish musical instrument company Hagstrom was founded by Albin Hagström in 1925, largely dealing in imported accordions. By 1932 he had expanded into their manufacture, at a plant in a Swedish town, Älvdalen. In the second half of the 20th century, however, accordion sales were declining; but Hagstrom were there at the beginning of the new guitar boom, producing their first electric, the Hagstrom De Luxe in 1958. By this time, Albin had died (later to be replaced by his son Karl-Erik), but the companys many years experience of accordion manufacture massively influenced the early guitars, with the use of pearloid sparkle finishes and a preference for push-switches over potentiometers more widely used in American guitars.

Over the next two decades, Hagstrom produced a number of interesting and commercially sucessful guitars, many with a nod towards better known American designs, but some quite unique. One important innovation by Hagstrom, and arguably one of the key reasons for their sucess, was the low-action "fastest playing neck in the world" produced by their patented H-shaped "expander-stretcher" truss rod (rail).

In the early sixties, Hagstrom produced a number of solid bodies that were distributed by different companies worldwide, often given alternate model names and even different brands; for example Hershman in the US labelled some Hagstrom guitars as Goya, whilst Selmer in the UK used the marque Futurama. Guitars like the Corvette and Impala helped cemment Hagstrom's reputation as a quality builder, and by 1965 alternate branding was no longer necessary.

In the latter half of the decade solid bodies were selling well, particularly the Hagstrom II and III, as were the semi-acoustic Viking, finally appearing in the hands of Elvis Presley in 1968. Other famous users included Frank Zappa, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix, with the legendary Eight-stringed bass.

Hagstrom pickups and tailpieces were, at times, also used by other manufacturers, most notably Guild, who widely fitted their mid/late 1960s guitars and basses with Hagstrom parts.

Hagstrom guitars of the 1970s did conform somewhat to an establishing consensus (admittedly Gibson's) of what a guitar should be.. i.e. potentiometers controlling tone and volume, a three-way pickup selector switch and humbucking pickups. But this was largely beneficial, the Les Paul-style Swede was, and still is, a very highly regarded guitar, perhaps the pinnacle of vintage Hagstrom guitars. But in true late seventies style, Hagstrom fused a guitar with the growing electronic innovation of the time to create the Patch 2000. But of course fashions change, and in many ways it was this electronic innovation that dealt the death blow to much of the guitar industry worldwide in the early 1980s. Hagstrom stopped producing guitars in 1983.

It is estimated that Hagstrom produced 130,000 guitars in the period 1958-1983. They were by no means the biggest guitar manufacturer of the 20th century, but still very significant. In the year 1965, Hagstrom produced between 10 and 11 thousand guitars and basses compared to almost 84 thousand produced by Gibson.

Solid bodied guitars

Hagstrom I
Hagstrom II / F200
Hagstrom III / F300
Hagstrom 12 / F-12S
Hagstrom HIIN / HG801 / F200N
   1972 Hagstrom HIIN-OT
Hagstrom Condor / Corvette
Hagstrom Impala
Hagstrom Swede
Hagstrom Super Swede

Semi acoustic guitars

Hagstrom Viking
Jimmy D'Aquisto

Acoustic guitars

H-11
H-22
H-33
H-33E
H-45
H-45E
HC2
HC3
HC4
HC5
'The Classic'

Hagstrom Basses

Hagstrom FB
Hagstrom IIB / F400
Hagstrom Coronado IV
   1966 Hagstrom Coronado | Coronado sound clips
Hagstrom F800 / H8 8 string bass
Hagstrom F400N / HIIBN / HB 901
Hagstrom Concord
   1967 Hagstrom Concord | Concord sound clips
Hagstrom Swede
Hagstrom Super Swede

Hagstrom Catalogues

1966 Guitar and Bass Catalogue
1968 Guitar and Bass Catalogue
1972 Guitar and Bass Catalogue
1975 Electrics Catalogue

Hagstrom Advertising

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Hagstrom Swede 1971 Handyman's Special Vintage

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Vintage 1960's Hagstrom III Guitar Parts Original Bridge Tailpiece Saddles II I

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Vintage 1960's Hagstrom 1 Electric Guitar - Original Case Great Condition

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1966 HAGSTROM F 12 S 12 STRING / MINT COND

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1960s HAGSTROM CONDOR

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1969 HAGSTROM III

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VINTAGE 1960's HAGSTROM III 3 I II 1 2 GUITAR NECK PART ALL ORIGINAL CLEAN

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Hagstrom II Electric Guitar Vintage 1960's Sunburst

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6 String Hagstrom 1977 Hollow Body. Designed by James L D'Aquisto. Right Handed.

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1965 Harmony H19 Silhouette red sunburst electric guitar in Good cond. Hagstrom

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1960's Hagstrom I Electric Bass Guitar - Rare Resoglass Body Four String RARE

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Vintage 1965-1968 Hagstrom Viking 12-string guitar parts lot old original NR

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Hagstrom Electric Bass Guitar 1965

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Hagstrom 1 Electric Guitar VINTAGE 1960's Black

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original early 1960's HAGSTROM II Futurama RED!!! w/matching headstock!!!

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UK ebay listings

VINTAGE 1960s HAGSTROM I II III 1 2 3 GUITAR 3 BOLT NECK PLATE NECKPLATE/SCREWS

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vintage Electra Hagstrom copy guitar 1970s made in japan (teisco)

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1966 HAGSTROM F 12 S 12 STRING / MINT COND

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Hagstrom Electric Bass Guitar 1965

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Hagstrom II Electric Guitar Vintage 1960's Sunburst

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1960's Hagstrom I Electric Bass Guitar - Rare Resoglass Body Four String RARE

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1960s Hagstrom 1 guitar

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1960s HAGSTROM CONDOR

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Vintage 1960s Hagstrom Bass Black Plays Sounds Great w/ Custom Back & Case

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Hagstrom Viking with Bigsby circa 1967, Very Rare, Electric guitar, Hollowbody

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1965 Harmony H19 Silhouette red sunburst electric guitar in Good cond. Hagstrom

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Hagstrom 1 Electric Guitar VINTAGE 1960's Black

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1966 Hagstrom Guitar Magazine Ad Condor

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1974 HAGSTROM SWEDE by AMPEG GUITAR PRINT AD

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VINTAGE 1960's HAGSTROM GUILD ADJUSTO-MATIC GUITAR BRIDGE BASE ORIGINAL

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German ebay listings

HAGSTROM HAGSTROEM HAGSTRÖM DELUXE 1962 GITARRE

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1972 Hagstrom H II N - Cherry - Burns Vibrato

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1973 HAGSTROM H II N -- made in SWEDEN

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Hagstrom Viking made in Sweden 1967 all original

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ca. 1970 Hagstrom GA 225 Reverb Combo 2x10" Guitar Amplifier Solid State

Current price: €610.00
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1967 Hagstrom H8 Bass 8 String - Sunburst - Rare ! EXC!

Current price: €1935.00
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There are 1 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
weirdskwid Comment left 26th February 2013 15:03:38
Great site. i see lots of talk of hagstrom guitar dating through serial numbers using batch numbers. How does this work please. it isn't clear. Is the year embedded in the batch number? I have a couple Hagstroms to date, so help gratefully received

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