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Hagstrom F200, F300 and F400 bass

Hagstrom 1966 guitar and bass catalog, page 7

Hagstrom 1966 guitar catalog (Merson USA). Page 7. Right hand page (of a two page spread) on the Hagstrom F-200 / H-II and Hagstrom F-300 /H-III guitars and Hastrom F-400 / H-IIB bass. For the accompanying descriptions, see the previous page.

The two guitars share the same basic hardware: bridge, vibrato, pickups and machine heads. All models have the same basic electronics: an on/off switch for each pickup, a mute and tone switch.

Although similar in appearance, the F-200, F-300 and F-400 were a marked improvement on the F-11 and F-B that are listed on the earlier pages of this publication. They had similar shapes, necks and some hardware, but there were some significant differences. Whilst the F-11 and F-B had a ply body, covered with a colored acrylic fascia, the F200/F300/F400 were actually solid birch, with a typical polyester finish, plus a more durable separate output jack. The previous (early 1966) Merson Hagstrom catalog shows these higher-end models with the same 'rounded' pickups and control plate as the F-11 and F-B, but during 1966, the F-200/F-300/F-400 were improved with new rectangular pickups, and more tightly spaced controls with no plate. Actually the F-400 bass shown here is an intermediate, with rectangular pickups, but old-style control plate.

All color options available are shown here: red, blue, black, white and sunburst. Left handed versions of the three-pickup F-300 and F-400 bass were also available, but only in Red, Black and Sunburst finishes.

1966 US list prices for these guitars were: F-200 $195; F-300 $215; F-300 LH (left handed) $235; F-400 $195; F-400 LH (left handed) $215.

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalog page 7 - F200 and F300 guitars and F400 bass

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Fulco Comment left 12th July 2018 01:01:22 reply
Hi, Hi, I'm looking to date this blue Hagstrom II. I heard it's from 1966. Anyway you would know this info? The serial number is: 671331 Thank you in advance for any help.
Vintage Guitar and Bass Comment left 12th July 2018 01:01:53 reply
Yes, that was a batch of 1000 guitars, made by Hagstrom in 1966
James Jordan Comment left 1st December 2013 09:09:11 reply
Hi. I have a Hagstrom III, serial #190125. It looks exactly like the one in the 1966 Hagstrom catalog. Here's a link: It was re-wired three years ago and the original case repaired. Has been played very little since then. Any help with a valuation and dating would be appreciated.
Vintage Guitar and Bass Comment left 1st December 2013 09:09:22 reply
Hi James, the serial number is 190125? That number is not listed in the Hagstrom blue book. Could there be a mistake somewhere?


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1977 Gibson ES Artist prototypeNot to be confused with the Gibson ES Artist launched by Gibson in 1979; this ES Artist was an early model designed by the Gibson research and development team in Kalamazoo in 1977, the instruments themselves constructed by Gibson artist Chuck Burge. It was planned for launch as a high end semi acoustic with 335-style construction (central maple block) and innovative circuitry - but was pulled at the last minute, being deemed too expensive. Apparently, several examples were produced with varying specifications, though exactly how many actually left the Kalamazoo plant is unclear. Certainly two guitars were sold to LaVonne Music by Gibson in around 1980. Read more about the development of this guitar, with details from Chuck Burge and the story of it's sale to LaVonne music

1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.