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Hagstrom

Hagstrom Impala Review

April 19, 2016
Scandinavia’s answer to the Jaguar is revived in (most) of its quirky splendor.
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Musikmesse '15 - Hagstrom Super Viking Demo

May 12, 2015
See and hear the Swedish company's semi-hollow that is now offered with a 25.5" scale length.
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Musikmesse '14 - Hagstrom Super Swede Bass Demo

March 31, 2014
See and hear the Swedish instrument maker's newest solidbody bass.
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Musikmesse '14 - Hagstrom Guitar Viking Deluxe Custom Demo

March 25, 2014
The Swedish guitar brand releases an updated version of their favored semi-hollowbody.
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GALLERY: Musikmesse 2014 - Guitars & Basses

March 17, 2014
Check out the most interesting and unusual guitars and basses from Musikmesse 2014.
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Musikmesse 2014 - Editors' Picks

March 17, 2014
Our editors scoured the halls of Europe's biggest gear show for the most interesting guitars, amps, pedals, and more!
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Musikmesse '13 - Hagstrom Metropolis-S, Metropolis-C, and Viking P

April 17, 2013

PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the Hagstrom booth for a demo of their Metropolis and Viking P90s.


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Hagstrom Super Swede

March 11, 2013
The Les Paul-influenced Swede was first introduced in 1970, while the higher-end Super Swede (originally called the Swede DeLuxe) was introduced circa 1977.
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Hagstrom Guitars Introduces Pat Smear Signature Model

January 24, 2013
Foo Fighter Pat Smear teams up with Hagstrom to create a signature model guitar.
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GALLERY: Mike Robinson’s Wacky 1960s Electric Collection

February 28, 2012
A sampling of Airline, Domino, Eko, Kustom, Hagstrom, and more from the collection of Eastwood Guitars founder Mike Robinson.
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NAMM '12 - Hagstrom Viking Baritone, Viking Deluxe, and Northen Swede Demos

February 15, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Hagstrom booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Hagstrom's Viking Baritone, Viking DLX 12, and Northen Swede.
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Winter NAMM 2012

February 10, 2012
Editor’s top picks from Anaheim—the cream of the crop in cutting-edge gear.
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Hagstrom Viking Bass Guitar Review

January 10, 2012
Here we take a look at the semi-hollow Viking 4-string bass—a variation on the company’s 1960s Concord bass.
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Video Review - Hagstrom Swede

December 16, 2009
PG's reviewer Tony Pasko walks us through his latest review - the Hagstrom Swede (found inside the January 2010 issue of Premier Guitar).

As Tony states, the Swede is based on the vintage model made originally from 1970-1982 by Hagstrom and features a mahogany body with a carved mahogany body and 24.75" set mahogany neck. The neck has a H-Expander truss rod providing tension at either end and running the entire length of the neck, the rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for a very low action and thin neck, two factors instrumental in making a Hagstrom a fast playing guitar. The fretboard is made from Hagstroms own Resinator wood, a composite wood that is homogeneous in nature and is said to be more stable than any standard wood product.

The Swede comes loaded with two Hagstrom Custom 58 humbuckers, Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom stop tail piece and 6-individual brass string blocks.

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