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Hagstrom Viking

Hagstrom Viking, Tobacco Sunburst 2008Hagstrom Viking, Tobacco Sunburst 2008

It’s with a heavy heart that I have decided to part with my Hagstrom Viking. I bought the guitar back in 2010 and have unfortunately not had time to play it as much as I wanted, some Japanese Telecasters got in the way. I had three semi-hollow bodied guitars at one point and kept this the longest, I sold the other two last year. I guess the more guitars you have the more you realise what feels good for you to play. For me, fat necked Telecasters feels really nice to play, I’m a bit gay for old Greco Telecasters from the 1970’s. If you are interested in inherit this Hagstrom Viking from the Claes Collection then get in touch. You can read more about it here for sale, or in Spanish here.

Update: April 4, 2014 The Hagstrom Viking is now sold to Rafa from Cobarde.

Hagstrom, or Hagström as we call it back home, was founded in 1925 by Albin Hagström in Älvdalen, Sweden. They made amazing electric guitars from 1958 to 1983, played by guys like Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Joe Walsh, Dweezil and Frank Zappa to name a few. I have played on a lot of Hagstrom guitars and amps during my teenage years back in Sweden and learned to play bass on my stepdad Sten’s Hagstrom Jazz bass from 1976. I have an fairly mint Hagström HIIN OT from 1975 back in Sweden that I really like. I guess it was out of national pride that I got so excited and bought the Hagstrom Viking when they started to make them again in 2004. They have a few models that are made in the EU, but not in Sweden, and the rest is made in China. I have actually only played my Viking from 2008 so I can’t really comment on the quality of the Chinese Hagstroms today but mine is very well built for the price. I would say that they are better than Gretsch Electromatic, Epiphone and the Ibanez semi-hollow bodied, all in roughly the same price range.

Zappa plays Zappa, Hagstrom ad

Guitars for sale

I have too many acoustic guitars at the moment and therefore have decided to put more up for sale.

Kiso Suzuki Violin Co. LTD. WE-150
Kiso Suzuki WE-150
Dreadnought acoustic, Made in Japan,1980, 250€ SOLD

Hondo D-18 Made in Korea
Hondo D-18
Dreadnought acoustic, Made in Korea, mid 1980′s, 70€ SOLD

Vintage V880N Parlour acoustic
Vintage V880N
Parlour acoustic, 2009, 200€ SOLD

Eko Ranger VI
Eko Ranger VI
Dreadnought acoustic, Made in Italy, 1970′s, 80€ SOLD

 Cort AD-850 NS 2004
Cort AD-850 NS
 Dreadnought acoustic, Hand built in China, 2004, 70€ SOLD

Guitars for sale

I have realised that I have too many acoustic guitars at the moment and therefore have decided to put 3 more up for sale.

Hondo D-18 Made in Korea
Hondo D-18
Dreadnought acoustic, Made in Korea, mid 1980′s, 70€ SOLD

Eko Ranger VI
Eko Ranger VI
Dreadnought acoustic, Made in Italy, 1970′s, 80€ 
SOLD

Cort AD-850 NS 2004
Cort AD-850 NS
 Dreadnought acoustic, Hand built in China, 2004, 70€ SOLD

Vintage V880N Parlour acoustic, 2009

Vintage V880N Parlour acoustic, 2009, 200€ Reserved
I bought this in London since it was the best sounding parlour guitar I could find. It sounded and felt better than guitars that cost 350-550€. It’s very easy to play and has a great tone to it. Here is a link to the UK importer John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd.  V880N RRP £229.00

Vintage V880N
Definitely one of our favourites! We think you’d have a hard job finding a better steel string guitar at this price The full scale length on a small body gives it a full, bright sound which makes it perfect for fingerpicking.

Top: Solid Cedar
Back: Mahogany
Sides: Mahogany
Binding: Golden Herribone/Maple – Top, Black/Maple – Sides
Soundhole: Inlayed Multiply B/W Golden Herribone
Back: Inlay Black/Maple
Neck: Nato
Fingerboard: Sonokeling
Bridge: Sonokeling
Saddle: Compensated
Scale: 648mm
Tuners: Classical style 3-in-line, Amber Buttons

Guitars for sale

The Epiphone Sheraton II is sold now but there are still plenty of guitars for sale.

Vintage VSA850 Hollow Body fake Gretsch White Falcon Vintage VSA850 Hollow Body fake Gretsch White Falcon, late 00’s, 450€ 400

For sale

I have created a For sale section in the top. If you wish to purchase any part of the Claes Collection just send me an email, contact details on the For sale page.

Epiphone Sheraton II Made in Korea, 1999, 500€

Epiphone Sheraton II Made in Korea, 1999, 500€