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Hagstrom electric guitars | Hagstrom Swede
The Hagstrom Swede was very much influenced by the Gibson Les Paul; not just the obvious body shape similarity, but also the chocie of mahogany body and neck, humbucking pickups and separate volume and tone controls for each pickup, rather than the series of on/off switches so widely used by Hagstrom previously. It was very much Hagstroms flagship model, existing as a six string guitar and a companion Swede bass.
In the early seventies Hagstrom guitars were distributed by Arc Musical Instruments in the US, however from 1974 Ampeg took over this role. The 1975 Hagstrom catalogue allocates the Swede with a model number HG803, although this designation is not seen in the majority of mid seventies advertising.
The truss rod in the Swede is the typical H expander truss rod, patented, and used exclusively in Hagstrom guitar and bass necks.
Hagstrom Swedes for sale
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|Black Beauty Comment left 27th September 2012 07:07:33|
I got a Hagström and wonder what year it was made, Click image for larger version Name: Skjermbilde 2012-09-03 kl. 22.49.30.jpg Its a bit worn out and damaged but the sound is fine. The tuners seems to be swopped with some unoriginal ones made in germany, but i think the guitar is from the 70s sometime and made in sweden. The serial number is 53 932348, can someone help me and find out how much its worth? When its made? And how much the damages decreases the price of it? It is damaged with lots of scrapes and one of the volumebuttons is pushed into it, needs to be renovated but works fine to play, sounds good.
|vintage guitar and bass Comment left 27th September 2012 07:07:04|
Hi, the batch number of your Hagtsrom Swede is 932 - which was a run of 500 Swedes made in 1975. As for value, condition, your location etc are really important. Post some pictures in the Hagstrom forum so we can have a look.