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Musikmesse News - Day 4

Introducing the Super Swede - F

With the introduction of the Swede-F, it’s longer scaled bolder brother “Super Swede” also receives a personality change with the introduction of the “Super Swede-F”.

With its longer scale length and flamed maple top, the Super Swede-F delivers a more expressive attack and bolder response which will appeal to players looking for a little extra bite to cut through the mix. The deeper chambered body and F-hole comparably delivers a rounder and more detailed tone, while the longer scale length and choice of Maple top on this single cut will boost the extended harmonics with a grander lift from the chambered body.


Musikmesse News - Day 3

Introducing the Swede - F

Another re-vamp of a 1970’s Hagstrom classic, the renowned Swede receives a heart transplant and a change of personality with the new Hagstrom Swede-F.


Musikmesse News - Day 2

Introducing the Swede Bass

The Swede Basses single cut classic design, will cater perfectly to bass players looking for a superior tone, while flirting with its classic look and superb playability, placing itself in the heart of the most demanding bass player. Incorporating the same legendary tailpiece design as found on the Swede guitar, the string energy is delivered directly into the body of the bass, adding a three dimensional tone, where its sustain will ring long and true.


Musikmesse News - Day 1

Introducing the Super Viking

New for 2015!

The Hagstrom Viking has become one of Hagstrom’s most popular models, due to its wonderful tone, sleek looks and wonderful playability which have literally taken the world by storm in the semi-hollow realm of guitars.

With the introduction of the longer scale Super Viking, the osmosis of the Classic Viking and Super Swede has created this powerful instrument which can only be described as “Super”.


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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