HAGSTROM | HIIN

Hagstrom F200N

Also known as HIIN or HG800/801 Special

Hagstrom HG800/801, as shown in the 1975 Hagstrom catalogue
Hagstrom HG800, as shown in the 1975 Hagstrom catalogue
Model: F200N, HIIN or HG800/801
Available: 1969-1976
Pickups: 2 scratchplate mounted humbuckers
Scale: 24 3/4"
Body: Birch
Neck: Birch. 22 frets, dot inlays. Width at nut 1 11/16"
Hardware: 2 volume and 2 tone controls, pckup selector switch. Chrome plated bridge, and machines
Finishes: Black, Cherry, or Sunburst

Although HIIN production commenced in 1969, the majority of these dual humbucker Hagstroms left the Älvdalen plant (Sweden) in the early 1970s. This model was the direct descendant of Hagstrom's 60s models the HII (or F200) and HIII (F300), with some notable differences; primarily pickups (humbuckers rather than single coil units) and headstock shape (tuners 3 per side, rather than 6 in a row) and controls (potentiometers rather than switches). The use of potentiometers was a clear improvement over the various switches that harked back to Hagstrom's early days as an accordion manufacturer.

In fact, the very first batch of HIIN guitars, batch 768, can be considered a transition model between the older HII and newer HIIN, in that it had the Fender-style sigle sided headstock of the former, yet the pickups and controls of the latter. From batch 788 onwards, all HIIN guitars had the familiar two-sided headstock.

The truss rod in the F200N is the typical H expander-stretcher truss rod, patented, and used exclusively in Hagstrom guitar and bass necks, and largely responsible for their claim of the "fastest playing neck in the world".

Hagstrom HIIN production and publicity

1972 Hagstrom HIIN-OT
A 1972 HIIN-OT with fixed tailpiece rather than the standard Hagstrom vibrato
1972 guitar and bass catalogue
A treble position to create a vigourous bright rock sound. A neutral position for a more round and warm tone, often preferred for rhythm chords, and a bass position for the lush and lovely, but still melodic blues sound. 1975 electrics catalogue
Theres good reason for calling this solid-body guitar the Special; it combines outstanding musical quality and workmanship at a moderate price.

The HIIN solid-body electric guitar was also distributed in the United States by Arc as the F200N, and later, when Ampeg became the US distributor as the HG801. Over the course of production, just over 4800 instruments were built, in a total of 19 batches, the last in 1976. A non-vibrato version, with stop tailpiece was given the model designation HIIN-OT, but also known as the HG800 or F200-OT. Furthermore, a bass guitar equivalent, the F400N, HIIBN or HB901 was also available at the same time.

The HIIN is a fine-playing guitar and still commands attention from Hagstrom collectors and players alike.


Levys luxury soft case

Levys luxury soft case

"Best bag money can buy, period" - available in five colors: for guitar or bass. Expensive, but exceptional quality.

Related Forum Posts
new post


Vintage Hagstrom guitars for sale

Vintage 1963 Hagstrom Guitar in Red. In need of refurb

BRIDLINGTON, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE, YO16, UNITED KINGDOM

£350

Vintage 1963 Hagstrom Guitar in Red In need of some refurbishment All looks original apart from pick ups which have been changed from black to white We have never seen 1 of these without some damage to plastics (these guitars are over 50 years old!) We have plugged it into an amp and it works This model came without any headstock branding as standard The serial number is 527921 (as pictured) Unsure what all the buttons do but refurber would need to replace these if any are not working Pictures ... more

1970s Hagstrom Swede electric guitar vintage Sweden NATURAL MAHOGANY project

COVINGTON, KENTUCKY, 41011, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$850

1970s Hagstrom Swede 'project' in overall good condition - will ship with the hardshell case you see pictured. These original Swedes are very cool. This one we are selling as is / project - but most of it seems to be there. We are including the vintage 70s Dimarzio pickup you see in case you want to install that in the bridge position - we do NOT have the original bridge pickup. The original neck pickup is there, both switches, and all the pots and wiring and knobs you see in the photos. There ... more

Hagstrom Retro Condor 1960s Offset Double Cutaway Guitar Tobacco Sunburst

NATIONAL CITY, CALIFORNIA, 91950, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$459

YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR PRO AUDIO GEAR Free shipping on Domestic orders* 30-day returns moneyback guarantee Customer Support Online Chat Hagstrom Retro Condor 1960s Offset Double Cutaway Guitar Tobacco Sunburst Description Store demo, great condition, but shows some signs of wear. Hagstrom Retro Series Condor 1960's Offset Double Cutaway Electric Guitar - Tobacco Sunburst Condor A fine looking bird That will definitely turn heads Hagstrom introduced the Condor models in 1963, and the instruments ... more

Goya / Hagstrom Blue Sparkle Vintage Guitar

STUART, FLORIDA, 34994, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$18900

The first Hagstrom Sparkle guitars sold in the US were branded Goya instead of Hagström. Hagstrom felt its name would not sell well, so it chose the name Goya inspired by the famous 18th century Spanish painter, Francisco Jose de Goya known as the Father of Modern Art, for his love of guitars as shown in his paintings. These Goya / HagstromSparkle guitars are the "rarest of the rare" andmost sought after. They are very limited in number and regarded by many as the authentic, the "Goya Model 80 ... 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

Hagstrom Viking 1967 including case

RENFREW, ONTARIO, K7V, CANADA

C $1200

Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE About Us We are a family owned / operated retail musical instrument store which has been in business for over 28 years. Our physical store is located in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. Keep an eye on our eBay store; we have over 900 guitars in stock and we are constantly listing more musical instruments. If you have your heart set on a guitar that is up for auction and you don’t win, contact us to see if we have another one in stock for a buy-it-now ... more

Find more vintage guitars for sale at vintageguitarsforsale.co

There are 9 comments on this article so far. Add your comment

Comment on this article

Name
Email address
Anti-spam question - to catch web robots
How many legs does a spider have?
Johnny Comment left 2nd July 2019 15:03:06 reply
Hi there, today I recieved a HIIN (pretty good condition; a red one with Tremar) and it would be great if you guys could tell me when it was made. The serial number is 53 928198. Thanks in advance!
vintageguitarandbass Comment left 5th July 2019 15:03:59 reply
Batch 928 is of just 200 HIIN shipped in 1974. Yours is #198 of 200
Marco Comment left 5th May 2019 19:07:14 reply
Hi, i just bought a Hagstrom HIIN (with tremolo) and it's really awesome. The serial number is 788341, i would like to know the production year, can anybody help me? thanks!!
vintage guitar and bass Comment left 7th May 2019 06:06:41 reply
Hi Marco, the Hagstrom serial number book lists this as the first batch with 2-sided tuning key arrangement (2-si. mekanik). It is a batch of 500 guitars made in 1970-71.
Al, Cranbrook, BC, Canada Comment left 4th June 2014 19:07:45 reply
Hi... Own an HllN with tremolo, bought it new, just can't remember roughly when. S/N 809123. A production or shipping date would very appreciated. Best! Al
vintageguitarandbass Comment left 4th June 2014 19:07:00 reply
Hi Al, batch 809 is just a small run of 200 Hagstrom HIIN guitars produced in 1971
Iain, Frankfurt, Germany Comment left 27th February 2018 14:02:56 reply
I've got its brother then, 809199. Sunburst with tremolo. Bought it second hand some place on Denmark St. London in 89/90. They had a pair of them in mint condition which were apparently found under a bed. I always thought it was older than me, but according to your info it's a year younger. Thanks. Iain.
Stephen L Shaffer Comment left 12th December 2012 09:09:18 reply
I recently received a Hagstrom guitar. Serial number 820280. Can someone date this guitar for me? Thanks
vintage guitar and bass Comment left 12th December 2012 09:09:56 reply
Hi Stephen, your guitar is a Hagstrom HIIN (also known as F200N or HG800/801). It was a batch of 501 guitars, all produced in Sweden in 1971. Nice guitars actually. Does yours have the tremolo?

Guitars and Parts for Sale


Levys luxury soft case

Levys luxury soft case

"Best bag money can buy, period" - available in five colors: for guitar or bass. Expensive, but exceptional quality.

Related Forum Posts
new post


Latest Forum Posts
new post

Contact
info@vintageguitarandbass.com

Follow

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Google+

Other Great Sites