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Musikmesse News - Day 4

Introducing the Super Swede - F

Recipient of the same heart transplant and personality change as its shorter scale length sibling, the Super Swede-F is a heavily chambered version of the Super Swede, offering up a different, but equally compelling, version of “tone on tap”.


Musikmesse News - Day 3

Introducing the Swede - F

Think of the Swede-F as a classic 1970’s Hagstrom Swede with a heart transplant and a change of personality.


Musikmesse News - Day 2

Introducing the Swede Bass

In honor of the Hagstrom classic Swede, the Swede Bass makes a return to the Hagstrom line after nearly 40 years.


Musikmesse News - Day 1

Introducing the Super Viking

New for 2015!

Versatile tone, incredible playability, and sleek looks have powered the Hagstrom Viking to its commanding position in the in the semi-hollow body guitar world.  The Super Viking continues in the Viking tradition by incorporating key features from Hagstrom’s legendary Super Swede model into a Viking platform.


Test Driven

The Super Swede EMG accelerates FAST!

"The Super Swede reveals its character to be as dark as Darth Vader in a particularly bad mood"

Indeed, this axe is capable of delivering such an assaulting tone that might question certain motives for world domination! On the flip side, so extremely flexible by switching to cleaner "pristine tones" simply by activating the independent coil splits.

One might say that this "mean machine" has a split personality!
Check out the "Total Guitar" review on the Super Swede EMG here 


Hagstrom @ Musikmesse

April 15th - 18th

A warm welcome to come and join us at the coming 2015 Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Hagstrom booth will be located in Hall 4.0, at booth C20.

We look forward to seeing you at the Messe! 


Hagstrom Review

For the Viking DLX Custom - Limited Edition!

Another great review for the Hagstrom Viking DLX Custom in "Guitar and Bass" magazine.

Check out the review here!


Dueling Vikings

with Ginger Wildheart, Micko Larkin and Courtney Love

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Ginger Wildheart and Micko Larkin illuminating the stage with their white Hagstrom Vikings.


Hagstrom Wiring Schematics?

Made available for you...

As we receive a lot of inquires for our wiring schematics, we have made these available to download.
Take a quick look  to the left column under "Downloads" where you can find the schematics for your Hagstrom Guitar or Bass available to download as a PDF. 


Hagstrom Welcomes

Micko Larkin to the Hagstrom Clan...

Double Hagstrom action with Ginger Wildheart and Micko Larkin each equipped with their Hagstrom Vikings, on their recent tour with the Queen of Grunge "Courtney Love". 


Hagstrom Fact # 4

Hagstrom "Solid Body" Tailpiece

Developed in the 1970's for Hagstrom solid body guitars, the unique Hagstrom stop tailpiece incorporates 6 individual sustain blocks, which are independently anchored into the body, and where each string is fed and mounted through. 


Hagstrom Fact # 3

Hagstrom "Custom" pickups

Did you know that each and everyone of our Hagstrom pickups are custom designed by us?


Hagstrom Fact # 2

Resinator Fretboards... What is this stuff?

Hagstrom’s own Resinator wood is a 50/50 (wood/composite) material used on all Hagstrom instruments, since the return of the Hagstrom brand around 10 years ago.


Hagstrom in Israel

Halilit announced as Hagstrom Distributor

We are pleased to announce that Hagstrom instruments are now available in Israel, where Hagstrom distribution has been appointed to Halilit - P. Greenspoon & Sons LTD., located in Tel Aviv.


Hagstrom Fact # 1

Extraordinary Hagstrom necks!

Many players do not realize all of the benefits of the Hagstrom H-EXPANDER truss rod. It's been known and proven for decades that Hagstrom necks require very few adjustments over time, and that the unique truss rod profile prevents the necks from twisting.

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